Chassis chaos !!
Ok.... I'm kind of freaking out here.
There is a lot of reading of the Lippert Chassis failing .
The pin box on the 5th wheels seem to be the most common areas and after it is found to be failing in that area it is sure to be more extensive in surrounding areas.
Blame seams to center around light gage material with too high of carbon content, poor welds and design...etc.
Question: Are the Lippert Frames more common to the eastern factory ?
Why ..I ask is that my pin box chassis tag reads: Zieman Chassis and I know my 5th wheel was built in Oregon , West Coast factory.
Zieman Manufacturing has two plants: California and Oregon.
Or.... are they one in the same ?
Has anyone had any problems with the Zieman (labeled) Chassis ?
Thanks for any information on this concern.
'07 WildCat 30 RLBS ~ West Coast Edition ~
Trail Air - Tri Glide Pin Box
2000 F350 DRW 7.3 Diesel Lariat 89k miles
Edge programmer, 4" SS exhaust turbo/back
Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada