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Old 07-10-2014, 02:25 PM   #1
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Looking at a 2004 Forest River Georgetown 359TS, and the rear driver side hydraulic jack has a slight angle to it. Anyone know if this is a problem? Everything seems to function correctly. Picture attached.
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:21 PM   #3
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Hi Everyone,
Looking at a 2004 Forest River Georgetown 359TS, and the rear driver side hydraulic jack has a slight angle to it. Anyone know if this is a problem? Everything seems to function correctly. Picture attached.
If they are HWH jacks, then that could be perfectly normal. Some models have a pivot to the jack shaft of about 7. See here
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We have a 2014 WBGO and the jacks are cambered slightly negative (tilted towards the middle of the coach at the top.) I'm not sure the exact reason. They might have determined that a negative camber would provide more stability like a tripod. If you look closely all of the jacks should be tilted the same. If only one is tilted then I check it for loose mounting bolts.

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We have a 2014 WBGO and the jacks are cambered slightly negative (tilted towards the middle of the coach at the top.) I'm not sure the exact reason. They might have determined that a negative camber would provide more stability like a tripod. If you look closely all of the jacks should be tilted the same. If only one is tilted then I check it for loose mounting bolts.

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This is not necessarily correct. HWH pivoting jacks are free to tilt or remain vertical on an individual jack basis.
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Same for power gear jacks, They look to be very slightly "Spread" I do believe if you were to study the thrust angles and such.. You'd find the reason for that. at least on the rear jacks.

Fact.. If the site is not level the jacks WILL be at an angle relative to the ground,, So its not a problem.
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