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Old 11-21-2017, 08:06 AM   #1
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anyone ever have to straighten the tongue on their TT?? SLX174BH

to make a long story short i purchased a 2017 slx 174bh used from a car lot (face palm!) only because it was exactly what we were looking for well i newbied it up and paid more attention to the inside then outside. i have no idea how they did it but the tongue of the camper has an upward bend to it making it extremely difficult to hook up to if the camping spot is not level all the way (this is how i discovered this) any suggestions on how to remedy this?
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:17 AM   #2
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I "think"some of the HYBRIDS come from the factory that way.
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:52 AM   #3
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What are you using for a TV and hitch? What exactly is the issue when you are not perfectly level? Can you post a few pictures of the tongue?

Not trying to scare you, but I do not recall Jayco building any of there tongues with a slant. So I am concerned there maybe some damage that the dealership was not aware off. Pictures will help clarify this. If you do not have an enclosed underbelly, look at the connection between the tongue and the frame, and any location where there might be a bend/kink.

If it is built this way, I would contact a good welding shop in your area, and they can make any changes you will require.

I am also concerned about your hitch setup. A car dealership may not helped you setup the hitch for optimal towing. Are you using a Weight distribution hitch (WDH)? If so, have you confirmed everything is setup correctly, especially after loading the TT.

I hope I have not scared you to much.

Added: I just did a quick google image search for your TT. From the image below the A-Frame tongue looks straight, with no slant.

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Welcome to the forum.

Just a thought: Consider creating another topic title here with your trailer model in the title and ask about their trailer tongue angle, hitch info, and photos. "Anyone ever have to straighten the tongue on their TT??" might miss many 2017 slx 174bh owners that might have helpful information.
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I edited the title.
No need for a new thread..

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Thanks, WVDusty. Bumping to help with the new title.
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Old 11-21-2017, 12:29 PM   #7
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What are you using for a TV and hitch? What exactly is the issue when you are not perfectly level? Can you post a few pictures of the tongue?

Not trying to scare you, but I do not recall Jayco building any of there tongues with a slant. So I am concerned there maybe some damage that the dealership was not aware off. Pictures will help clarify this. If you do not have an enclosed underbelly, look at the connection between the tongue and the frame, and any location where there might be a bend/kink.

If it is built this way, I would contact a good welding shop in your area, and they can make any changes you will require.

I am also concerned about your hitch setup. A car dealership may not helped you setup the hitch for optimal towing. Are you using a Weight distribution hitch (WDH)? If so, have you confirmed everything is setup correctly, especially after loading the TT.

I hope I have not scared you to much.

Added: I just did a quick google image search for your TT. From the image below the A-Frame tongue looks straight, with no slant.

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my Tow vehicle is a 2006 envoy denali, i dont have a weight distrobution set up i just hook it up and go as the denali has and air ride system that helps with squating, i will have to get a pic of the camper tomorrow. I'm hoping it's something i can straighten myself and add some support to it somehow
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my Tow vehicle is a 2006 envoy denali, i dont have a weight distrobution set up i just hook it up and go as the denali has and air ride system that helps with squating, i will have to get a pic of the camper tomorrow. I'm hoping it's something i can straighten myself and add some support to it somehow
When your looking over the camper tomorrow, also grab the info off the yellow sticker of the TT, that notes the TT weights. On my htt it is on the outside wall up front on the drivers side.

Also post the TV axle, GVW information. There is a sticker posted inside the drivers door, my 2007 Dakota is white.
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Unloaded Vehicle Weight (lbs) View Definition 2945
Dry Hitch Weight (lbs) View Definition 280
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (lbs) View Definition 3500
Cargo Carrying Capacity (lbs) View Definition 620

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GVWR 6001lb
gawr frt 2950lb
gawr RR 3400
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Has the OP posted a pic yet?

Even the SLX line use a significant Frame. They are at least 3” box tube, right?


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