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Old 05-24-2015, 02:51 PM   #11
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Any updates on your damage? My 3450 is slightly bowed out where your damage is and I believe it has been that way from the time I got it. Your pics almost indicate that the slides were bouncing when they were out to cause that kind of damage. I don't think they can be over extended but I am no expert, hope it all works out for you.


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Old 07-14-2015, 09:03 PM   #12
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I have been watching this post since May, do you have any updates cintrab ? I hope your camper has been repaired to your satisfaction. Please update.


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Old 08-30-2015, 01:05 PM   #13
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Old 08-30-2015, 01:32 PM   #14
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Just noticed this thread today even though it is several months old and I have to say I feel genuinely sorry for the OP, the RV in this condition has no value so fixing it is the only option.
I speculate (no more and no less) that the previous owner noticed something suspicious and decided to get rid of it before it's to late. I have seen people abusing their vehicles and RV's like no one would believe, that's why I'm very careful buying used.
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I have some fissures that look like cracks on the inside but never broke the inside wallpaper and there are no cracks on the exterior.

My suspicion is a previous owner didn't level the 5er properly and twisted the frame on mine and others. The slide cut out is definitely a week point in any structure.

You would not have to use slide supports to do this!
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I have some fissures that look like cracks on the inside but never broke the inside wallpaper and there are no cracks on the exterior.

My suspicion is a previous owner didn't level the 5er properly and twisted the frame on mine and others. The slide cut out is definitely a week point in any structure.

You would not have to use slide supports to do this!
This is so true, I had to cut the inside wall at the top of my slide. My Sirius antenna kept hitting the wall paneling It's in the slide roof. Found out you can cut that stuff with a box knife. I trimmed it a 1/2" higher to the bottom of the structure brace or header is what I call it to get the Clearance I needed. Now my wall doesn't pop anymore when I either let the slide out or bring it in. My inside wall was cracking at that point. You can twist your frame in a minute. Do you have the hydraulic leveling system? They had to add a cross member and gussets at the stress points so I can't twist it. Since then my problem ended. Good luck on the repair....
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An air ride hitch or pin box would do much to minimize stress cracks.
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Thinking there may be way more problems than just the bulge and stress crack. There have been a couple of members on here that the crack was just the first thing noticed, then the frame issues were noticed. Chain reaction. Hate to say it, but I'd have ditched it too if I had that problem. The silverback we sold had the front cap cracking for the 3rd time when we sold it. Though we were getting out of full timing anyway, I had had enough with that thing. That was just one issue.
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