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Old 10-07-2013, 08:42 AM   #11
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@BigBaron, simply put, they came down 5g's for a total of 15g's off msrp. No one down here could come close to that and that didn't even account for the delivery of it. I could have had it delivered and paid someone else $2per mile for the 1200mile trip or pay a 3rd of that in fuel to do it myself. Here's my sales pitch for Equalizer hitches, their E4 hitch kept me and my 45' TT on the road!! Those things are amazing!
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:16 AM   #12
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That's a pretty good reason for a road trip! Enjoy your new trailer!
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:25 AM   #13
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It's really not that big of a deal. Cut and reweld shackle. You don't need laser equipment. I had a laser alignment done by lippert, (which said my alignment was off), then Lippert tech came and took actually measurements and found the alignment was within spec. Since this is a destination trailer, I assume you don't plan on taking it out every weekend, thus the chances are your tires will become outdated before you ever where the tread off them. I agree they should make it right, but removing and welding a new shackle on, is not that big of a deal, especially on a destination trailer.

NOT A BIG DEAL? ARE YOU KIDDING?

Man if we look at the frame wrong they will void frame warranty! Why? Because they build them so thin and cheap it is ridiculous! That being said how wise do you think it is to cut the pieces off and re weld them on? I'd be concerned about structural integrity after it was said and done!

Actually for the OP this same thing happened to me, as far as the axle issue. Ours was 2" off as well. My dealer didn't want to play nice with me on the matter. I wasn't able to get it to the dealer until after hours during the week and I needed something done ASAP as we had reservations in a couple weeks after finding this, and in dire need of tires! I ended up telling the owner that the camper was going to be sitting right in front of their one way in and out gate after hours if he didn't have someone there as I arrived. Needless to say they had someone waiting for me. Then they didn't "see" a problem with how the axles were situated and suggested I cut them and re weld if I had a problem... After a few attempts to play nicely I finally brought a lawyer into the scenario and they offered to take the camper back for more than I paid and reduced the price on the current model we have...

So yes it happens, and I have another buddy running into the same thing currently.
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:46 AM   #14
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... Because they build them so thin and cheap it is ridiculous! That being said how wise do you think it is to cut the pieces off and re weld them on? I'd be concerned about structural integrity after it was said and done!...
The frames are built that way to save weight and be able to provide us with light weight units. The structural integrity will not be compromised if done by a competent welding shop. All they have to do is add another set of mounts and torch off the ears of the originals without torching any part of the frame. Not rocket science.
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:51 AM   #15
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I wouldn't argue with a bit of that OC... But nobody is coming near my "new" camper to make a modification like that... I would refuse, and i would demand my money back or a new camper... period...
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:35 PM   #16
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NOT A BIG DEAL? ARE YOU KIDDING?

Man if we look at the frame wrong they will void frame warranty! Why? Because they build them so thin and cheap it is ridiculous! That being said how wise do you think it is to cut the pieces off and re weld them on? I'd be concerned about structural integrity after it was said and done!
No, I'm not kidding! I wasn't suggesting the OP weld it himself. It's a new unit. FR is responsible for that, of which, that is exactly what they did. I still say, not a big deal. I wouldn't be worried about the integrity, the impact of welding that shackle on will be minimal at most. As for the OP, I'm glad it all worked out for you.
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Just as the Old coot stated, the frames are intentionally built that way for weight savings....but, the Lippert frame problems enmasse are shoddy weld-ups done on these frames. They skimp on weld beads, and the quality of the bead draw should be a FAIL by any inspector worth their salt.
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:15 PM   #18
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Agreed!! The quality of weld that was done on my repair was better than the factory ones! In the end, it did the job and got us home safe.
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