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Old 01-05-2021, 02:48 AM   #1
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Just drove my 2018 Thor Freedom Elite, HE26.
A fluke deal, only 1400, yes 1400 miles.
Going to take a short trip this week.

I did notice even on my level driveway, it leans, with about 1 3/4 difference in height from left side to right, ensured at rear bumper and tire heights.

Have to call dealer in the morning and see whatís what.

Anyway, looks like a good forum, with lots of info.
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Old 01-05-2021, 03:09 AM   #2
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Congrats on the new coach!
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Old 01-05-2021, 03:33 AM   #3
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Old 01-05-2021, 04:25 AM   #4
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Old 01-05-2021, 01:42 PM   #5
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Old 01-05-2021, 01:45 PM   #6
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Welcome to our campfire!
Pull some chairs up close, and grab some marshmallow sticks!
(There have been many reports of "leaning" RVs... It often has a lot to do with weight distribution.)
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Old 01-05-2021, 02:02 PM   #7
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Welcome to the forum. Enjoy the new experience.

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Old 01-05-2021, 04:10 PM   #8
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Welcome. On your “lean” I would load it up with a full load of water, propane, gas and gear that you intend to carry and see if it still “leans” or if the lean gets worse. Then go weigh your coach - each side separately, if you can. You should weigh it anyway to see how much extra weight you can carry and how the weight is balanced front to back and tight to left. It also helps you to set the tire pressure correctly.
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Old 01-05-2021, 10:43 PM   #9
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We had a FE 26HE as well. It was nearly flawless. It also leaned to the curbside at all times and, of course was worse with the slide out. It bothered me when I first noticed it and when I took it to a truck suspension shop for an alignment (highly recommended) I asked about it. It is caused by the coach being heavier on one side (duh!) but I was assured that it isnít an operational issue at all. The chassis doesnít especially ďcareĒ and it handled fine. Itís just an aesthetic thing of the box being crooked. Nevertheless, he said itís an easy fix. Either add a spacer on the low side or, better, add a small helper spring on that side. Either fix would be under $200 but my guy said that if it was his he wouldnít bother. I took his advice and just sort of forgot about it. Iíve since noticed that it is pretty common on RVs and box trucks. Iíd just never noticed before. Enjoy your 26 HE!
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