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Old 01-09-2022, 08:55 PM   #1
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213hw not level when close

Hi all,

I took delivery of a 2018 rockwood 213hw in Nov. It has been sitting in my garage after that. I just noticed that it is not level when close. My garage floor is quite level. The tires are good as well. But for some reasons, the box is sloping down from the door side to the other side when viewing from the front.

Any idea what could cause that?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-09-2022, 09:03 PM   #2
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Hi all,

I took delivery of a 2018 rockwood 213hw in Nov. It has been sitting in my garage after that. I just noticed that it is not level when close. My garage floor is quite level. The tires are good as well. But for some reasons, the box is sloping down from the door side to the other side when viewing from the front.

Any idea what could cause that?
Thanks in advance.
Have you measured the difference in height of the frame from the ground with a tape measure?
If it’s significantly different, check your springs.
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X2 also make sure the tire pressure is equal.
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Old 01-10-2022, 11:22 AM   #4
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Your camper most likely has torsion suspension (rather than leaf springs). I don't know much about how or if they can be adjusted.

I'd crawl underneath and check out the mounting brackets (close to each wheel) just to see if both sides appear to be installed the same.

Edit:

It appears some torsion axles are adjustable. Thus leaving open the possibility one side is adjusted differently than the other. https://youtu.be/vKvxTwKChxA

However it appears to me that the Dexter Torflex (Std. equipment on 2016s) is not adjustable. It looks like the end caps are not removable as in the 1st video. https://youtu.be/MzDW1OUbmHc

So if it is indeed not level and you have a Torflex axel, there must be an installation issue or when they strapped it to the truck for delivery they torqued it down so hard something broke.

If you have a Forest River brochure for your model it probably specifies the axel mfg. Or you could crawl underneath.
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Old 01-14-2022, 01:12 AM   #5
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Thank you all for your reply.

I measured the height from the floor to the frame on both sides and they appeared to be very close. Tire pressure are same on both sides as well. And OYO is right, its a Dexter Torsion axle. Now I suspect my garage floor for some reason is not level between the 2 spots where the tires meet the floor. I am going do more measurements using a long level and go from there.

Thanks again. I like this forum a lot where members are so eager to share their knowledge. ������
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