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Old 11-07-2012, 10:46 PM   #1
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2012 whitehawk dsrl won't level

No matter what I do my I can't get my new whitehawk to level out.
Always leaning to the side with the slide. I can pull jacks up and build up on that side, but when I lower jacks back down that side doesn't get any power from the jack motors. Also withe the pressure off of the front jacks I can move the with my hands freely up and down is this normal. Any suggestions
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:21 PM   #2
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The stablizer jacks are just for stablizing your camper after you get it set up. you cannot use them for leveling. You have to put a board or something under the tires on the low side to level it.I have a Whitehawk 27DSRL also and I find that if I leave it a half a bubble low on the door side, it will level out just about perfect when I put the slide out. Hope this helps you.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:12 PM   #3
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Thanks for the input. Leveled the wheels as you suggested much better. Still pretty shaky though. Have you figured out a way to make it a little more stabil.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:23 PM   #4
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If you are setting up on dirt or sand, you need a hard surface of some kind under the stabilizer pads. I made myself four 6" high treated wood blocks. 2 pieces of 2by8 8" long toped by 2 pieces of 2by6 8" long.
Four 6" carriage bolts in each and a handle on the end of each. I use them all the time. Adjust the stabilizers until fairly stable, but you will never be able to get it completely stable.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:55 PM   #5
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Try a pair of the X-Chocks between the wheels. It will stop a lot of the movement. Like these http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...FQU5nAodnSEAWw
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:50 PM   #6
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Try a pair of the X-Chocks between the wheels. It will stop a lot of the movement. Like these http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...FQU5nAodnSEAWw
^^^ x2 ^^^

Also, the less you extend your stabilizers the more effective they are. Build some cribbing under them and you should have better luck. You will never take all the bounce or wobble out though, and you will drive yourself mad in the process if you try.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:25 PM   #7
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I have (8) 15" 2x8 boards that are notched in the middle so that can be put together in a "+" pattern for the full height or layed flat to get either 2" of 4" of height depending on what is needed. I use the most height possible so that the stab jacks extend the least amount. I found carrying these 8 boards is better than when I used to carry a variety of 4x8, 2x8, 2x6 etc.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:55 PM   #8
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Try a pair of the X-Chocks between the wheels. It will stop a lot of the movement. Like these http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...FQU5nAodnSEAWw
Definitely get the x-chocks. Takes a ton of the movement out.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:26 PM   #9
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Thanks to all of you for your input. Did some research on the xchocks and found they make a pair that extend to seventeen inches. I will need those due to my tt having the extended space between the axles....
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:50 PM   #10
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thats not normal

I also have the 27dsrl. I have it in the driveway right now ready to go camping tomorrow with the slide out. Still level with no stabilizers. I have never had it lean towards the slide side. Important to note I had a jayco popup that had all the weight on one side.. it always blow out tires on that side. If it is not level with the slide out something is wrong. Call jayco and take it back to dealer and get it corrected. So far my 27dsrl only has two problems, well, three. Plastic "molding" has separated on front bedroom door.. Stove vent fan doesn't work. Indoor speaker blew out. Other than that and completely lacking insulation R values I am so far happy with it. Again address the problem, don't fix the symptoms. Every camper out there need this "break in period".. make sure you fix all issues.




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Thanks to all of you for your input. Did some research on the xchocks and found they make a pair that extend to seventeen inches. I will need those due to my tt having the extended space between the axles....
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