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jy

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Posted: 06/20/19 07:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I inheritaded an older Dutchman TT.When the floor is level the frame is not.Is this the way they could have built it or does it have structural issues?


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Posted: 06/20/19 07:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Some of the older lightweights had tapered frames. Can you post a pic? Or maybe some model and year info?


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Posted: 06/20/19 07:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Its a 1999 Dutchman lite.Not sure of the model # right now.

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Posted: 06/20/19 07:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Frame camber. 1999 was before the frame market was cornered by a certain company (If their name is mentioned the post seems to magically disappear on these boards) so your 1999 probably has camber, unlike the certain company whose frames are probably designed with camber, but then they screw up the fabrication and say oh well, good enough.

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Its a model 240. Have a pic in my files but dont know how to post it.

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Basically when the camper is level inside,the frame runs downhill from the back to the front by about 3 inches.

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jy wrote:

Basically when the camper is level inside,the frame runs downhill from the back to the front by about 3 inches.


Bottom flange I assume? Is the top flange running with the floor? Almost has to be.

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Is it causing problems ?

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Not really causing problems,I was just trying to set up the hitch to help eliminate sway.The first step is to level the trailer.Tahts when I found out that leveling the floor doesn.t level the frame.

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