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Old 04-01-2014, 10:02 AM   #1
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Anyone seen this?

I noticed this and had concerns after reading post on the Lippert systems.
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:06 AM   #2
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That's really no more than cosmetic. Vinyl trim cover that goes in the track to cover the screws. They can and will shrink, causing them to pop out sometimes. Easy to replace, or adjust.
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:24 AM   #3
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Thanks John, I'm new to all this and wasn't even sure I posted it in the right place. I also worry a lot. Had my first fifth wheel stolen last year from a campground storage lot and this is the replacement. I tried to put them both back in and they keep coming out. The concern was because both sides did it at the same time.
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Man, you don't hear about people steeling a fifth wheel very often. What do you do with it? Can't hide it very good unless it's in the boonies. Wonder if they have chop shops for RV's. Sorry that happened to you, and glad you have a replacement now.

If you haven't noticed any excessive movement in the pin box while towing, or cracks in the fiberglass, I think you're fine. I too worry a LOT, and put a trail air pin box on ours to try and minize the shock on that portion of the frame, since that seems to be where some have cracked in the past. I'm gunshy on the Lippert frame, but haven't had any issues to justify worrying. Not sure how much you've used it, but just for cheap insurance, get it loaded and put it on the scales to make sure your within the GVRW of the fifth wheel. The vinyl filler strip can be bought at just about any camping place or RV dealer in a roll.
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Thanks again John, It was stolen from Claboughs in Pigeon Forge, Tn last July and to beat it all it was my birthday. We had just bought it a few months prior and traveled 3000 miles round trip to get it. We haven't used this this one at all but are looking forward to this summer and have bought a lock for king pin. I really enjoy reading this Forum.
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Way off topic, but your door is on the wrong side.

Just looked up the floor plan - pretty interesting that they would put a door midship on the opposite side like they did. Pretty neat.
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Way off topic, but your door is on the wrong side.

Just looked up the floor plan - pretty interesting that they would put a door midship on the opposite side like they did. Pretty neat.
Good catch - never seen a window aft of what I guess is the bedroom slide out either.
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I saw another floorplan with a door on the back and still don't know the purpose of it. Convenient to step outside and check the utilities, I guess. Any other ideas?
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T Had my first fifth wheel stolen last year from a campground storage lot and this is the replacement. .
wish mine would get stolen, went to a show a few weeks ago and found a TH and or a rear entry door (above bumper) bunk we want
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wish mine would get stolen, went to a show a few weeks ago and found a TH and or a rear entry door (above bumper) bunk we want
There are "certain people" who could arrange for that to happen.
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