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Old 08-12-2014, 01:58 PM   #21
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I have to say it is unusual for the frame to flex in the opposite direction of the force applied to it. You would think that with weight on the pin, the gap would close and with weigh off the pin it would open up.

No idea why yours is the opposite...

I don't know how you can make that observation Lou. I would expect that it is flexing in both directions when force is applied. (ie travelling down the road) When the weight is transferred from the pin to the landing gear, the overhang settles and the crack disappears. That's the way I see it.
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Old 08-12-2014, 02:13 PM   #22
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That is exactly what I meant Rugged Brown. When hooked to truck, the gap opens up between the two metal straps , and when on the ground on the landing legs they close back up!
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Old 08-12-2014, 02:37 PM   #23
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The first I heard of WildcatChris was after I posted on this forum! To be honest I don't know how much involvement he had in this issue!
For the record I reached out to WildcatChris in 2 personal messages as he suggested to me in the thread, and never received any response back!
For the record I am not even mentioning the numerous other issues I have experienced with this particular unit. I realize that not all have problems, but when it happens to you it is very aggravating!

Look at his post upthread from this one. He said:

I've been in contact with Jared (one of the best salesmen I work with), Paul, Paul's boss Rob, and my own service staff on your issues. My people have assured me they've got this covered.


So while he may not have corresponded with you directly, he said (and I believe him) that he has been working with your dealer on your behalf.
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:06 PM   #24
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I don't know how you can make that observation Lou. I would expect that it is flexing in both directions when force is applied. (ie travelling down the road) When the weight is transferred from the pin to the landing gear, the overhang settles and the crack disappears. That's the way I see it.
I was looking at the miter as a hinge. Force up on pin (weight on truck) should close the miter; weight off truck and the front could sag, thus opening the gap in the miter.

Obviously something else is going on.
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:08 PM   #25
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That is exactly what I meant Rugged Brown. When hooked to truck, the gap opens up between the two metal straps , and when on the ground on the landing legs they close back up!
I had the same problem, the solution last year at the Rally was they removed the short screws and installed 41/2" on a angle under the rubber center. It's been a year and no more problems. They did the same to Daisy Boytons unit. The screws where just to short....Good luck and Wildcat is lucky to have Chris on this forum, wish we had a Rockwood rep on this forum.....He'll do you right.... hint, hint, hint FR.
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:21 PM   #26
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I had the same problem, the solution last year at the Rally was they removed the short screws and installed 41/2" on a angle under the rubber center. It's been a year and no more problems. They did the same to Daisy Boytons unit. The screws where just to short....Good luck and Wildcat is lucky to have Chris on this forum, wish we had a Rockwood rep on this forum.....He'll do you right.... hint, hint, hint FR.
They did this to the front of my overhang. I was having trouble keeping caulk in the seam.
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Old 08-16-2014, 11:01 AM   #27
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I'm on the road at a dealer's Open House this weekend, but I will check back in on this when I return!
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:51 PM   #28
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Sidewall crack!

We have been looking at a Wildcat model but after some research, I found issues with Lippert's pin box main beam failures. After reading the flexing issues above, it's sounds like these folks are slowly experiencing this. Has anyone had this issue with the main beam failure with newer models? Frankly, it has moved us away from looking at any fifth wheels until we can find Lippert has addressed this major issue.



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Old 08-19-2014, 11:29 PM   #29
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We have been looking at a Wildcat model but after some research, I found issues with Lippert's pin box main beam failures. After reading the flexing issues above, it's sounds like these folks are slowly experiencing this. Has anyone had this issue with the main beam failure with newer models? Frankly, it has moved us away from looking at any fifth wheels until we can find Lippert has addressed this major issue.

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They do now. Not sure when it started, but I think in the 2014's. Maybe earlier but not sure.
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