Tilting to one side still...now what? - Fiberglass RV

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Old 05-17-2009, 06:18 PM   #1
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Well, when we got the '72 Compact Jr. last year, it listed a little to the driver's side. But folks here said if the list was only an inch or two not to worry about it. I didn't. But when we returned from a short trip in April I noticed the drop at the back bumper had increased - a 6 inch difference from driver's side to higher passengers' side.

I checked out the frame (visually) but could find no breaks or cracks. I figured it was those old leaf springs. So I replaced them. It all looked great (though now too tall to easily fit in and out of the garage), and measured up well.

Then we took it to San Antonio Lake - and now it's listing to the driver's side again...fairly significantly (noticeably...I haven't measured yet).

Any other ideas why this may be so? (It lists whether the water tank - which is on the driver's side - is full or not.)

Next step???


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Old 05-17-2009, 07:00 PM   #2
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Is the shackle still in place or did it over center? We are puzzled about this too and wish we could see the trailer!

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Old 05-17-2009, 07:01 PM   #3
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Are the shackles binding?

I guess what I would do is see if the distance between the frame member directly above the axle and the axle is the same on both sides. If they're different, the problem is in the springs, shackles, etc. If they're the same I would check the frame for flatness.
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