Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-09-2011, 10:22 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 3
Flexing

I have a 2005 40 ft All American Sport toy hauler that cracks above the door and from the forward corner opening of the front slide. I have had the cracks repaired 4 times only to have it crack again on the trip home from the repair shop.
This model has 2 large slides front and rear giving a large living area. Could it be that there is too much flex in this unit? It is only a dual axle where most 40 footers have triple axles. Would this be manufacture defect?
__________________

__________________
nrrseebug1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2011, 10:27 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 855
Sadly you probably are having a lot of frame flex as it was not designed stiff enough for the load. Yes, it is a manufacturer defect. Being a 2005 model you are basically SOL. I would suggest getting rid of it as soon as possible or get a good engineer to redesign the frame stiffining it in the right places to make it a solid platform.
__________________

__________________
donn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2011, 10:38 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 3
Thanks for your input. I noticed they don't make it with front and rear slides anymore. It gives you lots of room but not worth it.
BTW when it cracked it was empty everytime. So it was not overloaded.
__________________
nrrseebug1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 09:26 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
07ultra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 16
I have a 05 40ft with 2 slides in the living room and a crack above the slide on the right side upper front corner , I hear that cracking with the glass models is a problem
__________________
07ultra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 11:07 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 1,283
40 feet is a heck of a long trailer, and it would require a massive frame to eliminate any flexing, especially with the slide openings weakening the structure. Everything is a compromise, and the unfortunate result is problems like you are experiencing. Since it is an older camper, I would just quit trying to fix the cracks, as it won't work anyway, and just use the camper.
__________________
crocus is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:21 PM.