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Old 05-12-2016, 02:37 PM   #41
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Old 08-31-2016, 02:12 PM   #42
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So it's been a year since my frame was repaired/reinforced and I just wanted to post a final follow up.....

The trailer handles better on the road and interior cargo doesn't shift like it used to. The trailer tracks straight and doesn't get blown around. It no longer feels like it is lumbering along behind as much as it is 'flowing' with the truck. The frame modifications made as much difference as swapping the axles; having the two jobs done literally translated into a 200% improvement in ride quality and handling; seat of the pants sure, but very noticeable nonetheless.

If you're not into welding additional cross-members into your frame I strongly urge anyone with one of these big units to look at MORryde's crossmember kit which basically does the same thing:

Performance Crossmembers by MORryde - MORryde Products

The way my trailer is now with the frame supports gussets, added crossmembers, and 7K axles..... this is how this trailer should have been built if it was truly intended to be a traveler. The factory build as far as I'm concerned is designed for seasonal use only, not a traveler.

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Old 08-31-2016, 03:06 PM   #43
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It's funny this comes up. I'm putting a steel order together now to add crossmembers to tie in the spring mounts.
Your last sentence above is exactly what I think to myself all the time.
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Old 09-01-2016, 08:33 PM   #44
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Lippert fixed ours over the winter and I had it aligned at a truck chassis shop. The axles where not bent but the alignment was out some and they fixed that.
The welder that was sent said he was fixing them all over the country for Lippert. I just cannot figure out how it is worth it to them to send them out on the road that way when $100 dollars in steel would have built it write at the factory.
Well ours to pulls good no more swaying all over the road handle nice better than new now.

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