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Old 02-01-2013, 01:05 PM   #1
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Cracks in frame

Cracks in frame Just replaced brakes on lx3112 and noticed when pulling off wheels rusty looking cracks on the frame I beam between the wheels in front of and behind the wheels. It is the same on both sides. Called son in law who builds trailers and he looked at it and determined the cracks occurred where angle iron spanned between I beams and cracked from the frame torquing when turning. I have always been super aware of not making tight u turns an in general babying it when towing. Called forest and have been very pleased with their response so far. Have an appointment on Tuesday to get things
going. I am constantly checking tire pressure and lubing bearings and can't believe I didn't see these cracks. I suggest everyone out there take peek. In my case these cracks go all the way through the I beam. Will keep you All updated on this issue.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:28 PM   #2
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:38 PM   #3
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Sorry to hear of your issue. Do you have any photos to post so others can see what it is and check their camper too.

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Old 02-01-2013, 01:42 PM   #4
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As dave said photos would be great to share!

How old of unit is it?


Sorry about your experience hopfully they can get you all fixed up satisfactory.


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Old 02-01-2013, 11:14 PM   #5
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Gonna photos soon. My unit is a 2011. Not old!!
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:23 PM   #6
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These some of the cracks that appear on both sides of the trailer
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:30 PM   #7
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These some of the cracks that appear on both sides of the trailer
Wow! Not good
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:32 PM   #8
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It's a good thing you caught it now instead of 1000 miles from home in a catastrophic situation. All-in-all it should be an easy fix by a competant welding shop and a few cross beams. Let us know how Lippert handles this cluster.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:34 PM   #9
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These go completely through the I beam portion. They are located where cross members are that span between the I beams. More than likely caused by torquing of the frame from turning.

Will keep you posted trailer goes to the dealer on Tuesday.
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These look typical of pictures I have seen posted on other forums. Hope you can get it fixed right.
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