Frame Flexing on 5th Wheels with Lippert Frames
Has anyone noticed any separation around the front end at the pin box. I am hearing that all RV Manufactures are having issues with Lippert frames on 5th wheels.
Friends of ours have a new 2013 Open Range Roamar and it seems to be showing signs of frame issues. Our friends went on to and Open Range Forum and found out that this issue has been popping up a lot within the past year.
And one person on there said they knew of a Forest River 5th wheel that is in the group.
The problems are cracks on the out side finished walls, caulk cracking along seams along with separation in these areas, and one case that was mention the pin box all but came apart, there was just one piece of frame that was holding the pin box in place but it did shift sideways.
The flexing is causing the frames to break at the welds. Maybe there is too much flex due to the thin framing material......So does any know?