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Old 07-17-2019, 08:57 AM   #1
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Hello Jayco owner,

Got an interesting observation. I own a 2014 jayco white hawk 23 mbh... we love it. Itís light weight and really like the bunk beds in the back as it fits our needs just fine. My common observation is that every time Iím setting up where ever Iím camping, the front of the trailer always seems to need to be so high up the ground to be level. I feel like the tongue jack is always almost all the way out... makes me a bit u comfortable sometimes... I look at other trailers and some seem to sit so much lower than my jayco.. Iím still new to owning a trailer so excuse me is my question may be a bit silly but can anyone offer any insight? Is this just a design difference of jayco trailers?? Thx
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Old 07-17-2019, 11:02 AM   #2
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Do you have the Baja edition that includes the factory axle flip for added height? If so, I agree. It is really high in comparison to anything else you run across in a campground. I just compensate by adding extra blocks under the tongue jack and stabilizers so they don't have to be extended so far.
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Old 07-17-2019, 11:34 AM   #3
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I extend the tongue jack as little as possible as I feel it helps with the shaking feeling you get while inside.
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I have "extra" blocks and extend my tongue jack and stabilizers as little as possible. We carry 30 plastic blocks and use them all for stabilization, except for the 2 -4 we use under the front step to assure that the first step is always a solid platform.
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Thanks for the answers, not sure if you can see it in the pic but the tongue is all the way out... and I was still a bit tilted in the front.. never heard of the Baja edition but Iíll look into it.
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Thanks for the answers, not sure if you can see it in the pic but the tongue is all the way out... and I was still a bit tilted in the front.. never heard of the Baja edition but Iíll look into it.
What is your level hitch height? If it is in the 26.5" to 28.5" I'm almost positive that you have a Baja edition trailer. Hitch height on a standard Jayco is normally in the low 20's max.
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Old 07-18-2019, 07:41 PM   #7
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Wow, if the trailer is truly level front to back, that would have to be a Baja edition; that rig looks high! And it looks like you have a Stromberg Carlson (or similar) jack, which have an 18" travel and 22+" lift, so the a-frame is really up there!
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:03 PM   #8
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Thank you all again for your input. Itís been very helpful and indeed I do think the switched axles is the culprit of why I always feel like my trailer is so high ... I have a lead on what Iím going to need to do to lower it down. I attached another pic for those who were able to give me some pointers showing the full height that my trailer sits.. thank you all again.
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Thank you all again for your input. It’s been very helpful and indeed I do think the switched axles is the culprit of why I always feel like my trailer is so high ... I have a lead on what I’m going to need to do to lower it down. I attached another pic for those who were able to give me some pointers showing the full height that my trailer sits.. thank you all again.
Just wondering why you would want to lower it. Those of us that intentionally purchased the Baja edition units did so for the ground clearance going in and out of sites and areas that aren't always flat. I've yet to drag the back of my current trailer even when trying to get in to some pretty interesting areas.
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Old 07-19-2019, 07:34 AM   #10
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Didnít start out considering to lower it but I donít really do much of road camping , my black tank in this model really isnít large enough, maybe a two day trip maybe if Iím careful three days but then Iím full. But the reason I was wondering about the stance is mainly because when Iím parked the tongue just seems to have to be out almost complete and it just concerns me that itís out to much , you know,? Maybe Iím worrying about nothing.. and even sometimes when itís out almost all the way the front of my rig is still not leveled..
just made me wonder why is that and te one thing I noticed is that the trailer does sit higher than other trailers I see in the Rv parks. I do have to say on the other hand that I get great clearance on just about everything... lol
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