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Old 11-22-2015, 05:23 PM   #21
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There is no wood in the door that I X-Rayed you can plainly see it is only foam - wood would show grain and different colorations in X ray
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Old 11-22-2015, 05:25 PM   #22
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Not my door pic, but one I found on the internet -

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Old 11-22-2015, 05:38 PM   #23
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I am not 100% sure about the plywood. I am repeating information I remembered the Lippert Service Rep sharing with me.
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Old 11-22-2015, 05:41 PM   #24
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They stopped using plywood years ago. What year and brand TH is the picture.


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Old 11-22-2015, 05:42 PM   #25
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Andy,

What year is your trailer?


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Old 11-22-2015, 06:19 PM   #26
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2013 - door replaced last June. Lippert paid for the replacement.

Maybe a naive question..... My door was replaced because of water damage. If there is no wood, what is the water hurting?
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Old 11-22-2015, 06:35 PM   #27
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Heartland stopped installing the Lippert wood ramps in 2010. Not sure when FR stopped installing the wood ramps.
I have a 2014/2015 XLR Tunderbolt. I was told it has no wood.


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Old 11-22-2015, 07:00 PM   #28
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If there isnt any wood in the door, how is it that when I drilled 4 holes in it for a fire extenguisher mount I got wood chips???Also,the frame edges on mine were not sealed with anything,I ran a bead of black 3M all around ith frame.The wood floor of the garage wasnt sealed either,I could see the bare,exposed plywood when the ramp was down.That got the 3M treatment as well.
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Old 11-22-2015, 07:05 PM   #29
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Maybe the Wolfpack TH have wood ramps.



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Old 11-22-2015, 07:23 PM   #30
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To be clear, my 2013 Forest River XLR 300x12 came with a ramp door made by Lippert. My door had to be replaced because it was failing at the hinge line. I first noticed the damage when it appeared that the inside covering was bubbling up. The door felt spongy in that area. Lippert determined that my door failed from water damage. Water was able to get into the door because the driver's side aluminum edge trim was loose (unglued?") on the door. Lippert replaced my door, even though I was out of my warranty period. My new door came with a bead of sealant where the trim rails meet the outside of the door. I can also see evidence that much more glue was used to attach the trim rails to the core of the door.

I thought that the door design contributed to the failure. I think the hinges should be longer, or the door should be re-enforced at the hinge line. One thing that I notice is that there is flex in the new door when it is opened. I can see and feel this at the corner seam of the outside trim rails. I am thinking about how I might make something that would spread the load of the hinges (and the hinge springs) across a larger area of the door.

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