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Old 05-03-2014, 08:43 PM   #1
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3/4" play at pin box

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This is the camper with a jack holding the load of camper.

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This is the camper with no load on the hitch. Front jacks holding the load.

There is rub mark of 1/4" with load on the king pin. The pin box just goes up in the front cap. I have the bottom down. No broke welds. A lot of gaps and tack welds.


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At the back by the crossmember at front jacks.


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Behind the crossmember at the pin box.

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Took the front shirt down to inspect welds. Thought the problem would be right behind the pin box area. It creaks like the steps do as you walk up and down them.

I plan to weld all the gaps up tomorrow with 7018 rods and add 2"X2" by 3/8 angle between the cross members and behind the steps and frame as it is annoying and I have slipped off other twice already.

Guess I am glad no real damage other than some cracking on driver side front between slide out and the front skirt. I thought the flex would be a certain spot but I am kinda not 100% sure now.

Any more ideas or suggestions. Hope I can reduce this problem tomorrow.
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Old 05-05-2014, 03:01 PM   #2
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Still sounds like you have broke welds, but on the front cross member. I have no personal experience with this, but a lot of the ones I've seen it was the front cross member, which requred either removing the interior flooring or front cap to have good access. Either way, I think that's a little too much movement of that frame work.
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Old 05-10-2014, 07:39 PM   #4
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Mine moved less than yours and it was multiple cracked welds; which could not be seen without removing the cap.

My dealer was terrible to work with, but once I was talking with Cedar Creek - it was fantastic. It took a few months all together, but they fixed it better than new.

If you want to double check before having it taken back to the factory, there is a sheet from Lippert that instructs you on taking measurements with the RV on it's legs (kingpin unloaded) and on the hitch (kingpin loaded). I filled it out and there was no doubt that there were hidden broken welds.

Good luck - and I can not speak highly enough about how well Cedar Creek took care of us.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:57 AM   #5
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If you want to double check before having it taken back to the factory, there is a sheet from Lippert that instructs you on taking measurements with the RV on it's legs (kingpin unloaded) and on the hitch (kingpin loaded). I filled it out and there was no doubt that there were hidden broken welds.
Can you post that instruction sheet?
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