Bigfoot 17.5 trailer uneven side-to-side - Fiberglass RV



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Old 05-15-2019, 10:04 AM   #1
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Bigfoot 17.5 trailer uneven side-to-side

I have never really looked at my 1995 Bigfoot trailer on perfectly flat ground but did so the other day. It looked a little lower on one side than on the other so I measured and discovered that the left (kitchen) side is 1" lower than the right side.

I'd appreciate hearing some opinions as to whether this should be considered as a problem and, if so, what possible causes and solutions might be.

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Old 05-15-2019, 10:36 AM   #2
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My boler is like that too with a new axle. I attribute it to being heavier on that side on my unit.
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:37 AM   #3
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Not a big deal, but definitely worth doing something about. The way these are built, everything is on that left side. Bathroom, waste tanks, stove, furnace and fridge. The only way to balance the load is to have a full freshwater tank (at least on my 91).

When I upgraded my axle, the trailer shop swapped the springs. He took the left springs and put them on the right, right springs on the left. This leveled out the trailer. You can also put all new springs on, if you want.

Or you can ignore it.
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Since roads are built with a “crown” for drainage, then having a 1” lower driver side would tend to level out the trailer while going down the road.
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:52 AM   #5
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I would just take a look under that side and make sure there are failures. Stuff to look for would be broken spring, crack or rust on frame hanger broken spring hanger lots of stuff to be aware of. Could be nothing too but doesn't hurt to look around.
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