Outrigger drop?

TrailCreek

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I felt that the floor of our Newport was off level so I pulled out a 4' level to check. Between the I-beams is level but from the I-beam to the wall has a 3/4-1" drop on the road side at the rear in the living room. I checked outriggers and saw no deformation so I at a loss to explain. The main kitchen/living room slide is part of this low area. The other side with the smaller slideout has a smaller drop, maybe 1/2-3/4". Any thoughts as to what is causing this? Are the slides too heavy for the frame?

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marknewbill

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Can you see the area looking up from the ground? My trailer (While much different than yours) has a covered underbelly, but the sides are not covered past the I beam, and they have metal gussets to hold up the floor. maybe they put those on the frame too low on that end? Or a weld break and the support lets go of the frame. I am just an owner, so I don't know of any defect like that, but it sounded like that could happen.
 

TrailCreek

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I used to build RV's and the outriggers in that area look fine. The only other possibility is a cross member buckled but that would require removing the Coroplast to see. That's why I posted, looking for a shortcut to not tear into the underbelly.

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rch

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I felt that the floor of our Newport was off level so I pulled out a 4' level to check. Between the I-beams is level but from the I-beam to the wall has a 3/4-1" drop on the road side at the rear in the living room. I checked outriggers and saw no deformation so I at a loss to explain. The main kitchen/living room slide is part of this low area. The other side with the smaller slideout has a smaller drop, maybe 1/2-3/4". Any thoughts as to what is causing this? Are the slides too heavy for the frame?

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I have a 2020 Newport also with the same issue as yours. Has not been an issue so far, I am now thinking it was built that way since there are no cracks showing up were the floor meets the wall next to sofa. Does have me concerned though.
 

TrailCreek

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I would be interested if other Newport owners have the same issue. I did a little more investigating and wonder if the location of the power reel has any effect or if it restricts a good outrigger location.

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Routemaster

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Something like this? Extra outriggers were welded in to lift up the wall.
 

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david-steph2018

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We had a outrigger collapse on our 2018 Road Warrior in June 2020. Welder repaired and added extra outriggers for us for $250.99 while we were in Goshen for other repairs.
 

Routemaster

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Dining slide, question are these outriggers designed to take the weight of the slide-out? I have been trying to jack up the outside wall to get the inside facia to shut off on the wall plus the dining floor runs downhill, but no matter how much I move the jacking bolt no change.
The floor on this outside of the I beam has a drop just like I have on the driver-side.
Could it be that these out-riggers are giving way?
Going to need some re-engineering yes.
Thoughts.
Den.
 

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