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Old 10-21-2018, 08:16 PM   #1
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How low should trailer front be when parked?

First time owner here. I'm wondering, when parked, how low should the front of the trailer rest on the tongue and foot? For example, our camper is currently parked with the foot set at such a low position that the camper is visibly angled forward. Should I raise the tongue jack so that the camper is parked more level or should I keep most of the weight on the tongue, as I have it currently?
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Old 10-21-2018, 08:18 PM   #2
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First time owner here. I'm wondering, when parked, how low should the front of the trailer rest on the tongue and foot? For example, our camper is currently parked with the foot set at such a low position that the camper is visibly angled forward. Should I raise the tongue jack so that the camper is parked more level or should I keep most of the weight on the tongue, as I have it currently?
I always park my TT as level as I can get it. That includes winter storage.
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Old 10-21-2018, 08:45 PM   #3
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If you are running the fridge, the camper should always be as level as possible. It you are just parking it, with nothing on inside a slight lean is ok for water drainage. I just generally always park everything level. Easier for putting stuff inside or working on something.
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Old 10-21-2018, 08:54 PM   #4
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It doesn't matter what angle you have the trailer at, the same weight is on the tongue. So just level it (mostly). I actually stored mine slightly tongue high so rain ran off the back.
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:09 PM   #5
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If a trailer is angled my thought is water would run in a way that is not good for the trailer. I try to level as good as I can always. Front to back is easy so just raise the tongue jack.
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Old 10-21-2018, 11:12 PM   #6
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Wheel CHOCKS....both sides so trailer doesn't move


THEN level it.


Driveway no different then if your were at a CG Site, Boondocking or even placing it in storage/
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Old 10-22-2018, 05:45 AM   #7
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It doesn't matter what angle you have the trailer at, the same weight is on the tongue. .
False. With no other changes, the tongue goes up, the weight on it goes down.
Unless I'm camping in it, I leave the tongue at whatever height I unhooked, just like other trailers. This does put the run-off cause soft spots behind trailer, where I don't need to pull thru them. But if mine sets for a month I'm not happy.
But I have a block under the jack so it does not extend as far...
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Old 10-22-2018, 06:09 AM   #8
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The trailer is like a child's See Saw.

It sits balanced, except the offset for tongue weight, on the axle or axles.

It would take a significant angle, up or down, to effect the weight on the tongue jack.
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First time owner here. I'm wondering, when parked, how low should the front of the trailer rest on the tongue and foot? For example, our camper is currently parked with the foot set at such a low position that the camper is visibly angled forward. Should I raise the tongue jack so that the camper is parked more level or should I keep most of the weight on the tongue, as I have it currently?
According to the level on my phone ours is parked for the winter nose down about 3-4 degrees, parallel with the concrete slab it's parked on. I'm quite confident the tongue's frame is robust enough to support any weight shift there might be. The jack is rated for 3500 pounds. I think you're fine.
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The trailer is like a child's See Saw.

It sits balanced, except the offset for tongue weight, on the axle or axles.

It would take a significant angle, up or down, to effect the weight on the tongue jack.
That depends on high the weight is, and how close to center of axles...
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Old 10-22-2018, 07:53 PM   #11
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Level all the time. It's designed to function at near level as possible.
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If the fridge is on during this time, the trailer should be level. If the fridge is off, it doesn't matter.
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I'm assuming the OP is referring to when his RV is parking in his driveway. Since my driveway slopes very very slightly uphill, I'll angle the RV trailer just enough for the rain water to run towards the tongue.
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I raise mine till I'm just slightly nose high of level. I want any rain/snow melt running off the back of the trailer and not the front.
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