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Old 12-18-2015, 08:20 AM   #31
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What a shame that didn't come with sufficient reinforcement from Lippert. That little piece of flat stock clearly wasn't enough to stop the under-gauged frame from twisting.
Frame or supports wasn't designed to pull a trailer either.
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Old 12-18-2015, 08:22 AM   #32
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Thats why Some are called (HD) and Some are called (1/2 Ton Towable)! Youroo!!
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Old 12-18-2015, 08:24 AM   #33
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installed a tow hitch

Guess you have to hook something to back to figure where or if you need to reinforce frame. Lol

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Old 12-18-2015, 08:40 AM   #34
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Guess you have to hoop something to back to figure where or if you need to reinforce frame. Lol

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Not really,F/R WAS putting Warning Label on the rear Bumpers that said (Not to Exceed xxxx lbs) some units had the Warning some Didn't and these were (Identical Units)! When we were at the Factory they Noticed that I had Removed ALL warning label's as well as the (Flagstaff by Forest River) from All (4) sides they said at that time Another one was coming,the Bumper weight Notice! Youroo!!
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Old 12-18-2015, 08:44 AM   #35
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Well common since say that just because it will hold it doesn't mean it will haul it !!

But it really looks like we not dealing with common since here.

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Old 12-18-2015, 09:08 AM   #36
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For a long time I only trusted our bumper to hold a (National Park Decal)! I have Now overloaded it by putting on a (Alum Cover) that was given me by (Glenn G and OC)! I hope my frame holds up! Youroo!!
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Old 12-18-2015, 09:17 AM   #37
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I think many people do not understand the full meaning of ultra-lite. It not only means that the total weight of the unit is light, but that the frame it is built on is lite( aka not as strong). The end result of this is no matter what kind of fancy hitch you put on the back, the remainder of the RV frame is not designed to carry more weight than on the DOT sticker. The added weight may not break the frame immediately, but over time it most likely will weaken and damage the frame.
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thanks guys for all the advice. still new to the site and loading pictures seem harder than doing it on other sites..
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