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Old 08-15-2018, 02:01 PM   #1
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Question about "level" while towing

I have a Jayco X23B, 3
2018 model on a non WDH.

I had put a 6 inch magnetic level below the a frame under the propane tanks, adjusted my hitch got it level.

Drove to the camp grounds unhooked, leveled the same way.

Went inside and floor seemed off. Put a 4 foot carpenter's level down inside where I could see it from the doorway and found I was about a whole bubble off.

So I go back out front and re level using the electric jack to the floor inside. Looked under the front of the trailer a frame made sure it was smooth, found I was a bubble off, almost as if the A frame in front is tilted upwards a bit.

So question for having the trailer level while towing which do I level to? The front A frame or the cabin floor just before the front wheels?

Is this an issue or is there some give with the trailers and this isn't unexpected? Do I need to talk to my dealer?
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Old 08-15-2018, 02:10 PM   #2
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So question for having the trailer level while towing which do I level to? The front A frame or the cabin floor just before the front wheels?
This part is easy - you want your living space and the fridge to be level. For your comfort and for the operation of the fridge.

The question about the A-Frame being tilted up seems like a weird one. I would find a flat surface and use a tape measure to make sure the frame is even from the ground in the very front (cabin floor area) and in the very rear of the living area. I'd then measure the frame at the a-frame and see if it was the same.
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Old 08-15-2018, 02:24 PM   #3
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I have a Jayco X23B, 3
2018 model on a non WDH.

I had put a 6 inch magnetic level below the a frame under the propane tanks, adjusted my hitch got it level.

Drove to the camp grounds unhooked, leveled the same way.

Went inside and floor seemed off. Put a 4 foot carpenter's level down inside where I could see it from the doorway and found I was about a whole bubble off.

So I go back out front and re level using the electric jack to the floor inside. Looked under the front of the trailer a frame made sure it was smooth, found I was a bubble off, almost as if the A frame in front is tilted upwards a bit.

So question for having the trailer level while towing which do I level to? The front A frame or the cabin floor just before the front wheels?

Is this an issue or is there some give with the trailers and this isn't unexpected? Do I need to talk to my dealer?

Go with Carpenter level inside trailer.................. And also you will never be 100% level when towing, which is not a problem.
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Old 08-15-2018, 03:33 PM   #4
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I think a lot of trailers have a slightly curved frame by design. You want to level the living area, specifically your fridge and sink.
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Old 08-15-2018, 05:05 PM   #5
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You want it to be close to level. If you're nose up or down, that puts extra pressure on the low side axle, tires and springs, it's holding more weight, thus prone to more wear and forces. Say on a level trailer each tire is supporting 2,000 lbs, your trailer is elevated in the front, the front tires might now support 1,800 and the rear are now supporting 2,200.
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Old 08-15-2018, 05:38 PM   #6
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Page 43 of your manual discusses height of hitch. Our 2017 x23B is 23-1/2" to top of ball.
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Old 08-15-2018, 06:44 PM   #7
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If its a Lippert frame your lucky if only off one bubble lol!
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Old 08-15-2018, 07:08 PM   #8
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If its a Lippert frame your lucky if only off one bubble lol!
You should really get a hobby...

We get it. Your unhappy. Maybe it's time to move on?
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Old 08-15-2018, 07:25 PM   #9
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You should really get a hobby...

We get it. Your unhappy. Maybe it's time to move on?
Never gonna happen 40 plus thousand and change for a camper! Some one needs to let future owners in on the other side of the two year Jayco warranty! And Lipperts crappy axles,seals and brakes.Had them all replaced on warranty!That's my story in my opinion. Thanks
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Thanks folks, no multi quote so here goes.

Planning on pulling the manual out in the morning and getting a correct measurement. In the mean time will probably go with the current setup I've got unless it is way out of whack, and also check the cabin floor level.

I figure that will provide the least stress on the axel/tires.

When I get back I'll have to find a good level parking lot and take some measurements all the way around once "level", and work on my backing skills too.
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