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Old 07-09-2013, 10:37 PM   #91
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Have a look at this site. Looks like Transport Canada has had a lot of complaints and they are investigating "failures of the chassis frame at the pin box" on both Forest River and Keystone 5th wheel trailers.

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Thank you for the link! I will be forwarding it to my contact at Lippert!
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:41 PM   #92
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I also found this thread on the Keystone forum...

http://www.keystonerv.org/forums/showthread.php?t=7252

A Google search can reveal lots of info on this topic. You'll have to decide for yourself what to believe.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:46 PM   #93
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Have a look at this site. Looks like Transport Canada has had a lot of complaints and they are investigating "failures of the chassis frame at the pin box" on both Forest River and Keystone 5th wheel trailers.

Active Defect Investigations - Transport Canada
I keep saying that this must be reported it's the only way to get them forced into recalls for inferior materials and design flaws.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:11 PM   #94
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Have a look at this site. Looks like Transport Canada has had a lot of complaints and they are investigating "failures of the chassis frame at the pin box" on both Forest River and Keystone 5th wheel trailers.

Active Defect Investigations - Transport Canada

And the manufacturer says they have never heard of this problem before?
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:02 PM   #95
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HELP!

They are coming out Aug. 6th to repair it and they just emailed me that the cap and filon and lower front wall will need to be removed before they get there. Can anyone tell me exactly what these pieces are (I think I know but wanted to confirm). I haven't spoken to my husband yet. He was a mechanic for years. Is this something he and a buddy could do? If not I will have to make arrangements for someone to do this asap.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:34 PM   #96
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NHTSA needs to be notified. there are way to many of these failures happening to let them go without notice! a frame is not a wear item, but a part of the vehicle that should last more than 7 years even on rough roads! how many miles are on the RV anyway? I`m guessing not that many.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:01 AM   #97
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That seems strange to me that they expect you to start the repair job.
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:10 AM   #98
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HELP!

They are coming out Aug. 6th to repair it and they just emailed me that the cap and filon and lower front wall will need to be removed before they get there. Can anyone tell me exactly what these pieces are (I think I know but wanted to confirm). I haven't spoken to my husband yet. He was a mechanic for years. Is this something he and a buddy could do? If not I will have to make arrangements for someone to do this asap.
I do not think anyone answered your question. The CAP is the whole front where it says WILDCAT. They will also need that piece under the unit where your pin box attaches. I do not know why you would have to do it? Sorry to say that the cap will not be an easy removal. Good luck, so sorry to hear of your problems.......
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That seems strange to me that they expect you to start the repair job.

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I do not think anyone answered your question. The CAP is the whole front where it says WILDCAT. They will also need that piece under the unit where your pin box attaches. I do not know why you would have to do it? Sorry to say that the cap will not be an easy removal. Good luck, so sorry to hear of your problems.......
The reason is they are the frame manufacturer. They will only touch the frame. That's it. So of course now we'll have to foot the bill for someone to come out and remove all this stuff.

Do you know how long it would take for someone to remove the cap and what not? I'll be calling places today to get someone here to do it, but I'll need to coordinate with Lippert coming out cause I can't have my unit all open and exposed to the elements. We are basically living in it for the summer. This is not going to be fun. I'm a nervous wreck about the whole thing.
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The first choice would have been taking it to a local dealer, have them remove the cap, overhang and front wall, have Lippert do the repairs and the dealer re-install the fiberglass...if you're living in it, that won't be possible. It's important that the components are removed properly or re-installation will be a real chore, especially if anything got damaged.

If it has to be done at your site, I'd look for some mobile RV service to do the removal/re-install and have them tarp it up 'til the frame work is done. This way any problems with leaks, etc after the re-install would be covered by the RV service.

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