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Old 07-07-2014, 12:25 PM   #11
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Chief engineer Worcester Fire Dept 10yrs member for 21. Sorry to hear about your mishap but a lot of factors here in my opinion. Everything in today's market is built to minimum spec not max. That's fueled by price point. Second size is the next problem we a want max living space but super lite weight too. Third is the de industrialization of the US now I'm not 100% sure but that's probably 6" box tube bought from the lowest bidder (probably china) junk steel. Forth is and we all do it is he was probably a little over weigh on the tongue and because
"the economy is bad" so that means no money to fix the roads and they suck, just adds 1 more factor to the point of failure bucket. Bottom line poor quality materials very low engineering specifications and rough use = premature failure add that to unaccountable manufactures and loop hole loving insurance companies and you have the owner/consumer holding the bag. However if you had to have a failure that's not to bad of a failure to have, its easily repairable and highly upgrade able at the time of repair. If he's in PA I could do the job for him.

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Old 07-07-2014, 04:37 PM   #12
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X2 on Marc's comment above. I'm an 18 year firefighter, 27 year medic. Glad to see you here. Not under these conditions of course. Any reputable fabrication person/business should be able to repair it, and do it correctly, so that will never happen again. Thank God no one was hurt.


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Old 07-07-2014, 05:24 PM   #13
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Looks to me like he may have taken a bump pretty hard

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Old 07-07-2014, 05:38 PM   #14
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in the pictures is the RV hitched to the truck? just curious because it looks like it was and the truck would have been substantially higher than the A frame, also is the truck lifted and how much drop was on the ball mount?
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Old 07-07-2014, 05:41 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
The A frame can be cut off and a new heavier wall A frame built and installed. Not a major undertaking. Would guess a competent welding shop could do it in less than 8 hours.

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