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Old 03-02-2020, 09:10 PM
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Default Rear Shell Slope?

The attached picture is of a 2013 2720 SD that we're looking at as a potential purchase. It appears that the rear shell slopes downward from the center to the rear. Is this normal (I haven't noticed it on other units)? Any ideas on potential causes? Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-02-2020, 09:54 PM
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As far as I can tell from the picture, that slope is normal. The slope is designed to shed water.
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Old 03-02-2020, 10:41 PM
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Thanks, I appreciate the input.
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Old 03-03-2020, 01:14 PM
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For reference, I found this posting, specifically Post #2:

https://www.trailmanorowners.com/for...ion#post104814

These specifications would likely result in a 1" slope overall. Whether this exceeds 1" or not, I couldn't say for sure, but it's not a big deal to adjust the shell height.
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Old 03-04-2020, 10:00 AM
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Thanks again Larry for pointing me to that info.
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Old 03-04-2020, 05:57 PM
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Bill pointed out to me that I may have misinterpreted the specifications in Post #2. The 4 front shell lift arms should be set to a length of 39.5", and the 4 rear lift arms set to a length of 39". So, it seems I am a little mistaken and that these dimensions do not explain a roof slope. However, I still believe there is a slope when opened.

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If you zoom in and place a straight edge along the roof of one shell, the other shell slopes down away. If it turns out that the slope is excessive on the Trailmanor in question, the height is adjustable to correct for the slope.

Very rarely, the support at the bottom pulls out from the floor, but of all the hundreds or thousands of TM produced I've only heard of a handful doing this. Besides, even this can be repaired.
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Old 03-05-2020, 10:56 AM
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OK, thanks. Pictures can be deceiving, so I guess I need to see it in person to be sure. This unit is in Boise, ID and we live in North Texas. That's the challenge we've been experiencing shopping nationwide. I feel the need to see the units for myself and It's difficult to drop everything to travel 900 miles just to check them out. But, we'll get there eventually. Thanks again.
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Old 03-05-2020, 04:46 PM
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When we got ours, I told my wife that unless there was something drastically wrong, we'd get it. I also got it knowing I could fix just about anything, or if I didn't know some one on this forum would know how to fix it. The price was right for ours too.
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