Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-27-2014, 10:46 AM   #21
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,337
Quote:
Originally Posted by ependydad View Post
Couldn't that be said for any input that we give on the forum? From towing at all to suggesting a voltmeter (I honestly have no idea how to use one and can only imagine the shock I'd manage to give myself stuffing the probes into a 50amp outlet) to replacing heating elements on the water heater to (well, you name it). We have to take a leap of faith with the forums.

All I'm saying- the recommendation is that it can be done. The OP needs to learn how to do it safely.

Here's proof that no one should ever tow a camper or even use a slide-in camper:











Even tho your point is valid.

You can hire someone qualified to do your electrical check with no ill effects.

The op can hire no one that can guaranty that the hitch he just mounted to the frame of his trailer "ultra light" or other trailer wont break.
And end up in accidents much like you pictured.

For the most part forest river doesnt recommend putting hitches on there bumpers or frames so what makes us think we can "safely" ?

Frame thicknesses on these units are minimal and it's not worth my family's safety or those who follow me.
im not sure why were debating this ....... im out.


TURBS
Sabre owners united!
__________________

__________________
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2014, 10:48 AM   #22
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by avolnek View Post
WD-40 wasn't designed to be a lubricant, and duct tape wasn't meant for household uses...

Apples and oranges, duct tape and WD-40 do not threaten other people's life's.
__________________

__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2014, 10:50 AM   #23
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by f1100turbo View Post
Even tho your point is valid.

You can hire someone qualified to do your electrical check with no ill effects.

The op can hire no one that can guaranty that the hitch he just mounted to the frame of his trailer "ultra light" or other trailer wont break.
And end up in accidents much like you pictured.

For the most part forest river doesnt recommend putting hitches on there bumpers or frames so what makes us think we can "safely" ?

Frame thicknesses on these units are minimal and it's not worth my family's safety or those who follow me.
im not sure why were debating this ....... im out.


TURBS
Sabre owners united!
It is indeed rare that I ever agree with FT Turbs, but on this one he is 100% correct!
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2014, 11:05 AM   #24
Senior Member
 
5 hole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 285
Quote:
Originally Posted by f1100turbo View Post
I think ive "said enough"

TURBS
Sabre owners united!
What Turbs said x 1,000,000

It is doable, but NOT with a light or ultralite frame, sorry , just don't do it, as I don't want to be the guy behind you when it lets loose....
__________________
Stefan
2014 - Sabre 36 QBOK
Nights camped 2014 - 38
Nights camped 2015 - 46
Nights camped 2016 - 43
Nights camped 2017 - 2
5 hole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2014, 11:07 AM   #25
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 14,760
What type of frame does a Grey Wolf have?
__________________
2012 Ram 3500 DRW/crew cab/long bed/4x4/4.10 gears pulling an early 2013 Sabre 36QBOK
Checkout my site for RVing tips, tricks, and info | My family and I have fulltimed since June 2015
ependydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2014, 11:09 AM   #26
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5 hole View Post
What Turbs said x 1,000,000

It is doable, but NOT with a light or ultralite frame, sorry , just don't do it, as I don't want to be the guy behind you when it lets loose....
If I happened to be behind one and survived, I would file lawsuits to get everything they owned or ever hoped to own.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2014, 11:19 AM   #27
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by ependydad View Post
What type of frame does a Grey Wolf have?
Unless it has a real 'non fabricated' steel structural I beam frame, it should not have a hitch put on it regardless.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2014, 12:02 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
avolnek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 630
There are soooo many things that aren't "meant" to be done a certain way, but are done that way and done safely each and every day.

Many of the users are "overloaded" compared to their GVWR which could lead to failure and result in death, but is a rarity.

I've seen people beef up the flimsy electric leg stabilizers to help stable the camper, these weren't meant to be strengthened as it will now stress the siding, the frame, and the framework of the supports as the legs can now handle more stress.

I have seen people install additional scissor jacks directly to the framing of campers...

What about the use of a weight distribution hitch? that puts a LOT of stress back into the frame of the camper as well as the tow vehicle but no one seems to be concerned there...

I am sort of playing the devil's advocate here and in a way sort of apologize. This country wouldn't be where we are today if we just accepted the fact that things weren't meant to do what we may wish they do...

I feel it is up the OP to do his homework and figure out whether he has faith in his camper's frame, his tow vehicle and his ability to maneuver the rig. It is also in his hands to find out whether or not this method is legal to even attempt in the state/s he may be traveling...
__________________

TV- 2015 Ram 2500 CCLB 6.7 Cummins 3.42 gears
Camper - 2015 Saber 322BHTS
avolnek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2014, 12:09 PM   #29
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
Correcting design flaws differs from altering a frame to do something it is not intended/designed to do like towing another vehicle/trailer. As for jacks in front of the axle on the suspension framework, the trailers are designed to be supported in this area.

Like FT Turbs, I'm outta here.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2014, 09:50 PM   #30
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 29
Sounds like i really stirred up some debate here! I think I will not try to haul a trailer behind the RV. I have an ultralight and with some of the replies, it has brought up memories of what the dealer told me. He said not to try and level the camper with the stabilizing jacks due to possible frame damage.

f1100turbo- I like your comment(run from this)

__________________

__________________
daavalanche is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
boat, towing

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:45 PM.