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Old 08-21-2015, 07:31 PM   #11
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What model is your XLR and what did you typically haul in the garage? Interested to see if there is a cross member welded in at that location also.
Actually, Aqua man the crack isn't anywhere near the garage. It is directly under the back of the living room slide. But to answer your question only thing I ever hauled was a 650 pound street bike, and one trip I took that and my daughter's 400 pound crotch rocket. And there is no mention of legal action on my part. Only thing I did as a concerned consumer is report a wrongdoing by a manufacturer that I believe is a CRITICAL safety hazard.
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Old 08-21-2015, 08:12 PM   #12
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Is that a 10" or 12" frame?


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Old 08-22-2015, 09:47 AM   #13
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Pretty sure it's 12 inch I beam. Guess I am going to have to start taking the underbelly off to see what's inside. Would like to report on response from FR or Lippert, but as of Friday there is now 0 contact from either of them.
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Old 08-22-2015, 10:11 AM   #14
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I bet there is something welded on the inside (bracket. Rail. Etc) weakening the steel and the spring hanger bracket twists the frame when turning or swaying. Looks like the frame wasn't engineered beefy enough at that spot. I assume the frame is okay on the other side (?) It also seems to me the large opening in the wall structure for the slide would place more load at the frame at each end of the opening.

I also agree with others that communication will stop at even a hint of legal action. A letter to NHTSB could put FR into legal defensive mode.
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Old 08-22-2015, 05:24 PM   #15
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How long have you've been trying to get in contact with FR? Sometimes it can take a while, as they are trying to solve issues before they move on to new ones, or your place in line just hasn't come up yet. Be persistent, and remember they are there to help you, not hinder you.


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Old 08-22-2015, 10:42 PM   #16
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Well, as I've said before. our toyhauler is not from Forest River. I got here originally because the one we are looking at is from Forest River. Ours has a fairly light frame, 7500 pounds max gross, and only hauls toys a couple times a year. I suspected an overloaded as we are developing a similar crack and often the kids toys put it over gross.

Let us know what comes of your inspection and by all means let us know what you are hauling back there in the garage
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Old 08-24-2015, 01:10 PM   #17
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Timeline goes like this. Sent e=mail to FR warranty on Aug 3. Was forwarded to LCI (Lippert) and received e-mail from their rep stating unit out of warranty by 3 years. Aug 6 reply Lippert may be able to help with tech support possible repair parts, but need photo of frame sticker. Since I am immobile, had to wait for my son to come over and take photo. Sent frame photos Aug. 6. And that is when all communication from Lippert and FR stopped. Have sent multiple e-mails, left phone messages, and now have a call in to John Miller at XLR. Called Lippert this am, not relating who I was or what my unit ID was. Said when I take it to a frame shop they should call Lippert and they would possibly give them suggestions on repair. May be weekend until I can get someone to help remove the underbelly, but will post those pics as soon as I can.
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Old 08-24-2015, 01:33 PM   #18
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Not defending Lippert or FR, that was right around the time of the FROG rally and I know they both send quite a lot of folks to it. You could be caught in their backlog.
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Old 08-24-2015, 03:24 PM   #19
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This should be reported to NHTSA, if this lets go it could be catastrophic and it is unlikely that you have the only one.
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Old 08-24-2015, 05:42 PM   #20
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This should be reported to NHTSA, if this lets go it could be catastrophic and it is unlikely that you have the only one.
My main reason for posting this was to bring attention to this issue because of safety. Was really torn about where to post it as I hope anyone with a large I beam constructed trailer will take the time to just take a flashlight and look down the whole length of their beams for this. I found it by dumb luck, actually. Was putting my tire covers on for a 2 week vacation and jusy happened to see it. Have no idea how long it's been like this. Had an awesome conversation with John Miller who is listed as a contact on the XLR website. I was in no way threatening any legal action, nor do I expect either of them (FR or Lippert) to pay for this. I clearly want advice/ recommendations about the repair and as I told Mr. Miller, we were considering buying a new XLR, but depending on how this works out, why would I consider another one? Would like to know what sort of followup FR will do for this. Waiting for his response.... will let you guys know. Also, he suggested I wait and not take the underbelly apart yet, so that's on hold.
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