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B.O. Plenty

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Posted: 07/07/18 05:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 2016 Cedar Creek 36CKTS. It has about 8,000 miles on it. I've noticed that it doesn't sit level from side to side when I'm towing it. The street side is about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2" lower than the curb side. I crawled under and checked the springs. All look good, no broken leaves, plenty of arch in them. It has a residential refer on that side and I carry 4-6volt batteries in the battery compartment on that side toward the front. It is generally hauling a moderate load and the tanks were empty. Is this considered a normal imbalance? Haven't had a chance to weigh it yet.

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What's the cat scales say? Is one side really a lot heavier than the other?


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Posted: 07/07/18 05:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

GordonThree wrote:

What's the cat scales say? Is one side really a lot heavier than the other?
Like I said I haven't had a chance to weigh. Can you weigh it on a Cat scale and check the weights for each side?


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Scales should be your best friend. But to answer your initial question, sure, its entorelympossible that FR did not get the trailers load balanced very well when designing that floor plan.


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Posted: 07/07/18 06:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Was it level side to side when purchased?


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My 2004 36 ft Mobile Suites was 1,100 lbs heavier on the kitchen side than the door side when weighed by wheel position, but only a 200 lb difference in each axle weights. It is entirely possible to have a heavy side, only way to tell is weighing by wheel position. Drive on Cat scales at the truck stops are not designed to straddle the scale to get side weights. They install poles or curbs to keep you as centered in the lane as possible. Even with the big side to side difference in my unit, it sat level and didn't lean to the heavy side. I would say Something isn't right if your off by almost 2 inches.


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Posted: 07/07/18 08:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Measure distance between top of spring pack and frame directly over axles
Front/rear both sides

Side with fridge/batteries will have smaller distance

You could ignore it or add a 'leaf' to the spring packs


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Most roads are crowned and not level. Find a level spot and measure again.

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Mine is 1000 lbs heavier on the street side, compared to the curb side. That is based on individual wheel weights, as weighed by RVSEF (rvsafety.com) at a FROG rally.

Yep, my street side is about 1-1/4" lower than the curb side.

I have 4 Trojan T-125 batteries. Between those and the refrigerator, and all the cabinets, etc. on the curb side, it does lean.


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racer4 wrote:

Mine is 1000 lbs heavier on the street side, compared to the curb side. That is based on individual wheel weights, as weighed by RVSEF (rvsafety.com) at a FROG rally.

Yep, my street side is about 1-1/4" lower than the curb side.

I have 4 Trojan T-125 batteries. Between those and the refrigerator, and all the cabinets, etc. on the curb side, it does lean.
Perfect! That's the info I was looking for..Thank you, thank you.


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