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Old 06-12-2014, 08:58 AM   #11
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not any more

There is no more flexing on mine since it was repaired. I also took an insurance policy so it does not happen again. Smoother ride.
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:47 AM   #12
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@ FWGUY- What did the repair consist of? I noticed photo of your hitch. Did you have to bring it to Indiana for the repair??
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Old 06-12-2014, 11:16 AM   #13
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Hi BBBlue

I choose to bring it back to Indiana. Read the story in this post
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I did not saw the repair on my unit but there was another Sanibel 3500 with the same problem when I visited the repair facility. The cap was already removed and Ronald showed me where the frame was reinforced.

I decided to go with the Trailair king pin after talking with Ronald Green. I installed it my self at home before I went back to get my Sanibel.

Now, I always check to see if I am going to see some flexing when I hitch-up my fifth wheel but so far, so good. no flexing at all. There is also a plus here that I did not mention. I always had problem locking the entrance door. Sometime, the deadbolt would stick half way. now everything is fine. I guess it re-aligned the whole frame.

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Old 06-12-2014, 02:11 PM   #14
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Hey folks, I just wanted let you know I merge another thread with this one. Same problem. Good Luck I hope you get your units fixed soon!!
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:16 PM   #15
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I measured the flex with the unit up on the truck hitched up and then with it unhitched and the amount of flex was 1/8". My dealer's service department said that was normal. I am thinking of sending this measurement and photos to Primetime for their take. Unit is a 2013 Sanibel 3500 with about 6000 miles on it and I am hoping that this is not the start of a major problem.
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Old 06-14-2014, 06:10 AM   #17
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What year and model is your unit?
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2013 3500 have about 5000 miles on it
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:06 AM   #19
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Just got our sanibel back! They did an awsome job! Can't even tell it was apart!


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That is so good to hear. We have one 30 day trip to Va Beach and then ours in going in for the repair too. I am sending a list of other small items that need addressing that the dealer did nothing about.
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