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Old 02-26-2013, 04:57 PM   #1
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What is level?

Okay, is I just found an '89 Casita LD 16' for not much money. (That should be my first clue!)

Got to the shop today and I didn't think much would surprise me.It probably leaks like a sieve, needs new floors, etc., that part is fine with me. I need a new axle too, that is all fine with me.

Here's the problem...I take it off the ball and go to level it. The bottom of the hitch is literally 5" off the floor and the belly band is still "up in the front" a bit. (I did say new axle, right?!) when I open the door.........the floor is sloping DOWN to the front!? What's up with that?

I anyone can give me a guess to why this is, please!!!

Had to get a good laugh from the get go - I pulled the rear floor flange for the table out, really it fell out, and all I see is my shop floor!

I just love a challenge!

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Old 02-26-2013, 05:17 PM   #2
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It would seem that the floor and the shell are not fixed together well, and the floor seems to be sloping forward with the frame, but with the shell at a different attitude.

Lots of work ahead of you, but nothing that can't be fixed up good.

Is it Casita that suffers soft floor problems? I kinda thought it was Scamp, but don't know for sure.

Pictures would be nice.
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Was it owned by Fred Flintstone? I can see in my mind the Flintstone family feet running under the camper from one camp site to the other.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:55 PM   #4
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That's a specially customized Casita, made so the camping couple can skateboard down the aisle.

I'm not sure where the floor can go... aren't Casitas made with a full fiberglass bottom? And you say you pulled out the table flange and see daylight... wow. Where's the FG?
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:28 PM   #5
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Buy a new level!
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:45 PM   #6
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Level ?

a pic would help....i was wondering if it is an issue w/ axle or mounting of axle to the frame. or even a possible broken frame ? just a few thoughts and ideas to check out....I see you have a perris pacer in your profile as do I


Any chance that you have converted the front bunk into a dinette, as this is my next mod
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What is Level?

Its a type of vodka made in Sweden by Absolute. I highly recommend a bottle of it for this application. After your finished with it everything will seem to be slightly off level by the same amount
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Carol H. - I'll go with your reply- sounds perfect to me
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Carol H. - I'll go with your reply- sounds perfect to me
Highly recommend you do do! Will make the reno oh so more enjoyable.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:04 PM   #10
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Your eyes may be deceiving you...

Level the trailer with an actual bubble level on the tongue, then go inside and lay the same level on the floor. That'll give you actual differences if any.

Also measure the level of the fridge, which is one of the more important things, level-wise!

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No eyes deceiving me! Even without a level, I can spot 1/8" off in 8' - much to some of my friends chagrin...
It was all too obvious anyway...and with the level,almost a full bubble difference from tounge to fridge.

I started to gut the innards and as I pulled one bench and then another, I could tell things were binding up, weird.

What supports the ceiling past the bathroom and the fridge and microwave cabinet? I am only going to pull them because the floor is shot.

Climbed under the front today, hate this not level stuff...well duh! It's a wonder I got home in one piece, the shell has pulled off the frame in front. The frame it self looks to be okay, but I may have to pull the shell off to really check it out
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I would take a good look and make sure the frame is not rusted and bent. Sounds like you have a project to keep you busy. It will be worth it in the end. Good luck and keep us posted as to what you find.
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