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Old 07-29-2016, 06:14 PM   #21
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Just seen yours is a '15. WTH
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Old 07-29-2016, 06:18 PM   #22
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Wow, they used C's made from bent plate. 6" are they? Looking at the picture dbarr posted well no wonder they bent. What year is the trailer?

Yeah! Ya think? And there's another slide on the other side!!
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Old 07-29-2016, 06:23 PM   #23
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On my F250, the trailer was slightly nose low with this configuration.

Don't doubt that...the truck was probably squatting 4 inches. WDH will smooth out your ride tremendously.
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Old 07-29-2016, 06:24 PM   #24
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Just seen yours is a '15. WTH

Lippert probably came up with a cheaper way of building the frame.......it apparently didn't work out so well. I can not believe they used a fabricated C for a dropped A frame. This is getting ridiculous. Is it a Lippert (LCI) frame? It should have a big white barcode label plastered on the curbside main rail at the front.
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Old 07-29-2016, 06:29 PM   #25
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Lippert probably came up with a cheaper way of building the frame.......it apparently didn't work out so well. I can not believe they used a fabricated C for a dropped A frame. This is getting ridiculous. Is it a Lippert (LCI) frame? It should have a big white barcode label plastered on the curbside main rail at the front.

Mine is lippert. Fabricated I-beam has been welded and reinforced after the 2nd year.
5000 mile round trip last month and zero troubles this time.
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Mine is lippert. Fabricated I-beam has been welded and reinforced after the 2nd year.
5000 mile round trip last month and zero troubles this time.
Imagine that...where was yours failing at?
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Old 07-29-2016, 06:37 PM   #27
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Imagine that...where was yours failing at?

All cross members forward of the axles where they meet the beam. Rear spring mount on the left was nearly ripped off. Weld shop said the reason the mount failed was because it was welded all the way to the edge creating a cut to start it.
Stress at the cross member while turning cracked the frame in 5 different places.

All repairs were out of warranty and still covered at my local shop by my dealer.
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Old 07-29-2016, 06:52 PM   #28
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All cross members forward of the axles where they meet the beam. Rear spring mount on the left was nearly ripped off. Weld shop said the reason the mount failed was because it was welded all the way to the edge creating a cut to start it.
Stress at the cross member while turning cracked the frame in 5 different places.

All repairs were out of warranty and still covered at my local shop by my dealer.
Wow is all I can say about that....glad the repairs seem to have solved it.....when you get under one of these and look around a little its amazing to say the least. And they get more cheaply made every year. Did you even attempt to get LCI involved?
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Old 07-29-2016, 07:01 PM   #29
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Wow is all I can say about that....glad the repairs seem to have solved it.....when you get under one of these and look around a little its amazing to say the least. And they get more cheaply made every year. Did you even attempt to get LCI involved?

Nope, never even bothered with them. Figured they would want to dictate the repairs of a frame that they thought was high quality in the first place. Dealer was sent the bill from the weld shop and we got to make the repairs to our satisfaction.
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Old 07-29-2016, 07:12 PM   #30
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Does anybody think that a WDH might've been useful here?
I know mine loaded up with a week worth supplies weighs in at 860lbs TW and that's with empty FW.
Every thing you put inside, other than the refrigerator, goes in front of the axels. In fact, most goes all the way up front.

Actually, I'm surprised that the ball mount survived.
That should not have happened wdh or not . now do you know what his TW is ? 860 or in my case 1150 still should not do this wdh or not . there is no way to put the fault anywhere but where it lies and that's with FR and my guess LIPPERT
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