My name is Kyle. Long time lurker, first time poster...
We are on our 3rd Jayco, this time a fifth wheel. We bought this 2018 Eagle HT 29.5 BHDS used last fall. Previous owners seemed to have taken great care of it, stored under cover, yadda yadda.
One thing that's given me a little concern though, that I didn't notice until I was installing the Andersen is that the pin box is not level with the rest of the coach. I have a series of photos to illustrate what I mean here.
First, the 5er lives in a covered shop, on a level concrete pad. The landing gear are within 1/8" of each-other in length protruding from the frame, and measurements of the corner of the nose to the floor were within 1/4" (48" and 47 3/4"), for all intents and purposes, the 5er is "level".
Here you can see that the front frame cross member is level, so the frame is parallel with the floor.
Next, moving up to the underside of the nose, directly above the front basement storage compartment, the level reads level also. So the floor, the frame cross-member, and now the nose floor structure are all parallel and level.
Also, the front of the nose floor, also level.
Here's where things get weird. This is the the steel pinbox bracket, which i presume is welded to the frame structure. Pics of the back, and front of the bracket. Not level, and so not in parallel with the rest of the frame.
And here you can see that the pinbox is severely out of level. As you can tell, it's the Mor-Ryde rubber pinbox, presumably installed from the factory.
So I am obviously concerned about this, and have many questions... Have any of you seen this, and if so what was the cause/remedy? Should I be concerned about it?
I don't have any reason to believe this was related to damage incurred by the previous owner (collision, etc). He was a police officer, and seemed to be honest and trustworthy.
For what it's worth, I noticed this issue before installing the Andersen, so I'm certain it's not because of that.