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Old 08-19-2015, 01:55 AM   #1
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Listing to the right... :(

Our new-to-us 1999 Southwind suddenly started to list to the right as if the springs/shocks (or whatever) have failed on that side. Why would this happen and so suddenly? We just got it back from the RV shop where the generator was fixed. It was fine when we brought it there and didn't look like it had been moved from the spot where we left it. Any ideas? DH has not crawled under it yet.

What can cause this?
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Shocks don't carry any weight so they aren't the cause unless you have air or coil springs on the shocks.
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Old 08-19-2015, 02:11 AM   #3
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Check for worn or broken coil or leaf springs, or deflated airbags.

Curious to find out what has caused this, so please update us on your findings.
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Flat tire?
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Curious too. Did the amount of stuff get shifted over to right side compartments, causing it to list? Otherwise as stated above, I would start by looking at springs. Perhaps a weak set vice broken. Please let us know what you determine and hood luck.Here's hoping it's something simple and inexpensive to repair.
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Will let you know as soon as I find out something. If it needs new springs, would a place that works on trucks replace them?
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They should. It's a truck chassis.
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I bought a 30 ft 2006 Hurricane in May. after we bought it we noticed that it leaned to the right, toward the passenger side. After much research on this site and others I called for an appointment at a shop that worked on class A's. They recommended a spring shop that was nearby. I took it there and they said the lean was a common problem. They installed another leaf on the right rear and the lean was fixed. It cost $210. I just posted this on another question so it seems to be going around. Good luck!
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I bought a 30 ft 2006 Hurricane in May. after we bought it we noticed that it leaned to the right, toward the passenger side. After much research on this site and others I called for an appointment at a shop that worked on class A's. They recommended a spring shop that was nearby. I took it there and they said the lean was a common problem. They installed another leaf on the right rear and the lean was fixed. It cost $210. I just posted this on another question so it seems to be going around. Good luck!
Thanks for the replies. DH crawled under the RV today and couldn't see anything amiss with the leaf springs. He saw no airbags. We're going to reload it in case there is more "stuff" on the passenger side. But I don't think that's the problem as it has the same amount of stuff as before. If that doesn't do it, then off to one of the trucking places not too far from us.
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I don't make any claims of being a chassis expert but I'm guessing that you could have weak leaf springs and then if the load on that side is excessive, you might get some leaning. Is your MH leaning with no load in it?

You may also look for a Spring & Chassis shop. I know we have one locally. Obviously they specialize in it and may be better able to spot a problem. Hope it is a simple issue and easily resolved. Let us know.
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Maybe a weak spring. But would that not have happened slowly? I had rather think a broken spring. That would explain the 'ok yesterday - something wrong today' situation. Hard to see a broken leaf in a tight stack some times without close exam.
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Keep us posted on what you find.

In the mean time rename your 1999 Southwind "ILEANE".
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In the mean time rename your 1999 Southwind "ILEANE".
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