Originally Posted by rlev
I really love this fifth wheel and I could easely see myself enjoying my retirement and traveling thru north America but if every vacation bring up another problem, I'll have to sell it and find another fifth wheel. Probably not as expensive as this one because I will loose a lot of money on the exchange but peace of mind has a price..
I don't know that I would panic just yet. It should be easily fixable, and it really shouldn't have to go back to the factory. Even if your dealer is useless, there should be an honest RV repair shop somewhere nearby that would be happy to get the work. It probably isn't rocket science to do the repair.
I just learned too late that they buy frames from Lippert. I don't know where I got the impression that they were making their own frames.[/ QUOTE]
Probably from this site, because when Prime Time first started building campers, there were all kinds of people posting about how they were the best thing since sliced bread, and they were using material from Mars, they were so exotic. Truth is, they are made from the same cheap labor as everyone else.
But don't get discouraged, as you caught it before it did major damage to the camper. It could have been much, much worse.