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Old 06-03-2015, 02:27 PM   #1
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height front to back left to right

I just replaced my springs under my motorhome Thor four winds 5000 year 2006 this because i thought the springs where saying
Altough the ride improved i have still differences in height front to back and left to right
Measuring under side of the motor home (make no difference if i meassure top of the roof the difference is the same) i measure a difference front to back10 cm
In wich the back is 10 cm higher the the front
Also if i measure the sides left is driving side the driving side is 1 cm lower the the right side

I have no idea why this is is the difference from original from factory ?
has any one a idea ????
I have replaces all schoks front and back , replaced also front springs
So why is the difference so big? 10 cm?

(bad aerodynamics i think)

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Old 06-03-2015, 02:45 PM   #2
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Could it be a difference in weight from position to position?

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Old 06-03-2015, 02:53 PM   #3
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Its empty
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Its empty

Is it high on the side with fuel and water tank? If they were full would it be correct height?
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Old 06-03-2015, 03:02 PM   #5
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Just because it's empty doesn't mean all 4 corners weigh the same. If it really bothers you, I suggest you go to a public scale and weigh each corner. Some moving companies have a scale where you can weigh one wheel at a time. Of course, the difference between the front and back may be normal. Most autos are that way.
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Old 06-03-2015, 03:07 PM   #6
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Well tanks are empty , except fuel tank
But he that sits on the rear axel.
I cannot imagine that 100 liter of water in the back back that huge difference
( that water thank is almost above the hitch)

hard to find a separate scale here for each wheel
only front and back
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Old 06-05-2015, 09:58 AM   #7
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Just drive to the side of the scale so that only one wheel is on. Or do front/back, then left/right, and do some calculating.

It is very common for motorhomes to be unbalanced - the manufacturer rarely pays attention to that at all. Slides weight more than the non-slide side, generator adds a lot of weight to one area, batteries are around 65 lb each, and water weighs 8 lbs/gallon.
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Not sure about your mh but mine has ride height valves.
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Not sure about your mh but mine has ride height valves.
What are ride height valves?
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Ride height valves are used on MH's with air suspensions - most diesel pushers.

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