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During the process of setting up my TT for my WD hitch, while leveling front to back, I noticed that the passengers side of my TT un-coupled was 24 1/2" on the front pass corner from the frame to the ground and 23 1/2" on the rear pass corner from the frame to the ground. My drivers side however for a perfect 24" across the TT from the frame to the ground. The ground that I was doing this on was level (concrete driveway). My TT is brand new and I have yet to taken it on a trip. I also noticed that my rear bumper which is the 4x4" tube bumper is bent, higher on the drivers side, lower on passenger.

I guess the point of me posting since I'm new to the camper world is are all of these things normal for a new TT? I understand that these things are built on a assembly line so their not going to be perfect but I'm just curious.

I have a 2022 Jayco WhiteHawk 27RK.

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First thing that comes to mind is loading, is there anything heavy in the RR corner? Sounds like the RR corner has a 1/2" drop that is producing a corresponding rise in the RF corner. Maybe water tank is located there, at 8 lbs/ gal, a 50-gal fresh water tank then weighs 400 lbs.

I would also have a look at the right side suspension, spring hangers, equalizer, etc to be sure everything is bolted together right.

a 1/2" out-of-level by itself is not a huge deal as long as it's not a symptom of something more serious.


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Most "level" concrete driveways have some slope in them so water doesn't just lay on them. Borrow a 6 foot level from somebody and check the driveway before you fret too much.


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schlep1967 wrote:

Most "level" concrete driveways have some slope in them so water doesn't just lay on them. Borrow a 6 foot level from somebody and check the driveway before you fret too much.

The driveway isn't level per se, but it's flat, meaning that if he got the same F/R frame to ground measurement on the left side it should be the same on the right too if the TT frame is flat.

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Thanks for the input, all of my tanks are empty as well and yeah it could be a loading issue, I didn’t think about that. And yes the concrete was flat but maybe it wasn’t perfectly level. Either way I think I should be getting the same measurements on all 4 corners of the frame if it was perfectly level. Also I got under my TT and didn’t notice any visible cracks in any welds and all of my leaf springs and suspension as a whole looks good as well. I will take a more detailed look at it again this evening!

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To declare concrete "flat" without checking is asking for trouble. Half inch in 8 feet is not much, and very common. If you want to check for level a tape measure is not the best tool.

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BurbMan wrote:

schlep1967 wrote:

Most "level" concrete driveways have some slope in them so water doesn't just lay on them. Borrow a 6 foot level from somebody and check the driveway before you fret too much.

The driveway isn't level per se, but it's flat, meaning that if he got the same F/R frame to ground measurement on the left side it should be the same on the right too if the TT frame is flat.


Being off by a 1/2" over 32ft is nothing on a typical driveway. Even over the 8.5ft side to side is far from a sure thing.

- It's certainly possible it's simply loaded a bit heavier on one corner.
- It might be variations in the pavement.
- It might be something wrong.

Even a 6ft level might not be accurate enough to detect 1/2" variation over 32ft.

Without getting complicated, trying to establish level to a high tolerance is going to be difficult. Unless there are signs of something obviously bent, damaged, misaligned, etc..., I'd probably call 1/2 inch good enough given the limitations of your means of measurement.


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That bumper certainly is not normal !
Sounds like slip shod work at the factory

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Thanks for all of the ideas! I defiantly feel a lot better now except for the bumper thing, I'm not sure how it happened. there is no signs for contact on the bumper from anything I guess it was just welded like that.

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