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Good evening, I have a very unique question to pose to the forum.
I was out tonight looking at travel trailers and came across something I thought was strange but might be normal so I hope some one might be able to clarify ,
I was looking at a 29X LTG Jayco feather light and just by chance I cranked the A-Frame front jack up and down. As i was doing this I notice that the propane tanks were leaning towards the trailer as i put weight on the jack and separated as i took weight of of the crank. the A-Frame was actually flexing as weight was applied , Now is this normal and designed like this so that when the WD hitch is used the weight is distributed or is there a problem with the Frame. any help in clarifying this would be appreciated

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Actually the weight was already on the tounge with the jack down. maybe the rear stabilizers were down giveing the rear nowhere to go and it was picking up the whole thing?

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Wills250psd wrote:

Actually the weight was already on the tounge with the jack down. maybe the rear stabilizers were down giveing the rear nowhere to go and it was picking up the whole thing?

That sounds more like it

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Some of the lite weight trailers us a bolt together, rather than a welded, frame. I once saw on that was twisted pretty bad.

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Some of the lite weight trailers us a bolt together, rather than a welded, frame. I once saw one that was twisted pretty bad.

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SteveAE wrote:

Some of the lite weight trailers us a bolt together, rather than a welded, frame. I once saw on that was twisted pretty bad.

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but if this is the case should the A-Frame flex or would the whole trailer not lift off the ground in the front

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Camper93 wrote:

Wills250psd wrote:

Actually the weight was already on the tounge with the jack down. maybe the rear stabilizers were down giveing the rear nowhere to go and it was picking up the whole thing?

That sounds more like it


yes all stabilizers where down I didn`t notice if the front ones had weight on them

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I wouldn't jump to conclusions before I did more investigating. If everyone was going to run away from flexing trailer frames there wouldn't be any flat bed semi-trailers on the road today. Ever noticed the huge upward bow in the middle of an empty flat bed semi-trailer?
That upward bow in the empty trailer is not so heavy cargo rolls off the trailer easier. Yep, it flexes as it is loaded.


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