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Posted: 12/03/20 07:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

properly built, axles are made with a 1/4 degree camber, 0 to 1/16 degree toe in for alignment. Frame should be square and level in every aspect. Your issue is that the frame is not centered between the body of theunit. Strange. I couldnt guess why its built that way.

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As long as the frame rails are spaced evenly until they get passed the axles there isn't any problem. As suggested measure the distance from the leaf springs to the outside trailer wall on both sides. If the same everything should be okay. They may have had to offset the frame rail after the axles because of something going through the floor was going to create a problem.

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The welder should be installing a hitch while he's there, that way you have a better place to mount a bike rack instead of the bumper.


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"why aren't the frame rails of TT set evenly from the sides?"

Having used Amish Craftsmen on a few things in the past reading tape measures and plumb/level/square are not high on their priority list.

Then watch how fast they attach the floor HERE

And that was before they were "acquired" by Thor which I can guarantee did not increase any level of quality be it in materials or actual assembly.

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GDS-3950BH wrote:

"why aren't the frame rails of TT set evenly from the sides?"

Having used Amish Craftsmen on a few things in the past reading tape measures and plumb/level/square are not high on their priority list.

Then watch how fast they attach the floor HERE

And that was before they were "acquired" by Thor which I can guarantee did not increase any level of quality be it in materials or actual assembly.


LOL. Every time I watch that video I see something new that I just shake my head at! Kneeling on the freshwater tank, so it's now collapsed after wards. Floor bolt holes drilled at an angle. Gotta love their clean up and inspection at the end!

I can't believe they haven't pulled that video yet.


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Some mentioned engineers or design in this discussion, I don't know where they got the idea that engineering is involved in the building of this level of RV.





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LOL. Every time I watch that video I see something new that I just shake my head at! Kneeling on the freshwater tank, so it's now collapsed after wards. Floor bolt holes drilled at an angle. Gotta love their clean up and inspection at the end!

How fast can you get the garbage to the curb and sell it.

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trailernovice wrote:

Maybe I haven't been clear....this is a design issue...not a 'manufacturing quality' issue...not a 'it got wrecked, and wasn't repaired properly' issue...not a 'he must have thrown the rig out of alignment' issue..

I was hoping there might be an engineer out there who could provide an explanation...it looks and seems funny to me, but I'm sure there's sound reasoning behind the design


Well trailernovice, I don’t have the explanation, and it’s obvious you’re not going to get anything constructive out of the rvtards on this one. Seems most of them are responding between episodes of incomprehension and unavoidable sarcasm, with a sprinkle of ......I’m not even sure.

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Lynnmor wrote:

trailernovice wrote:

Maybe I haven't been clear....this is a design issue...not a 'manufacturing quality' issue...not a 'it got wrecked, and wasn't repaired properly' issue...not a 'he must have thrown the rig out of alignment' issue..

I was hoping there might be an engineer out there who could provide an explanation...it looks and seems funny to me, but I'm sure there's sound reasoning behind the design


I was hoping that you would answer a few simple questions so we could better understand how this thing could function properly.

Classic Lynnmor/Lilwiddis response....some days I’d swear you two are the same people with different IP addresses.

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This video has been around for at least 12-15 years. I know I watched it that long ago when I bought a Jayco trailer. I doubt it reflects current process with Thor. I'm sure it is infinitely worse today!!


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