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Old 05-25-2014, 10:11 AM   #1
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Frame problems 2012V-Lite

Has anyone had a problem with there Frame where the A-frame is welded to the frame rail. Dexter company made the frame. Lippert bought Dexter
in 2011. My unit was built by Lippert company.
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Old 05-25-2014, 10:24 AM   #2
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Is yours (Broke)? Youroo!!
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Old 05-25-2014, 10:36 AM   #3
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I went to your (Profile) and seen your comment about your frame (Broke)! You didn't supply that Info in your Post? Now if you would post a Pic. it would help even more. Youroo!! also!
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Here are some picture of my frame.

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Old 05-27-2014, 10:02 AM   #5
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I want to and something my frame was made by dexter not lippert sorry

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Old 05-27-2014, 12:46 PM   #6
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Has anyone else had this problem?

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Old 05-27-2014, 03:16 PM   #7
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I have a 2012 VLite too. What led you to discover the cracks? Or did you just happen to be looking for something and noticed them?

I need to check mine then.
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:45 PM   #8
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Hate to ask. Are you using a bike rack in the rear of the camper?
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:46 PM   #9
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Have you contacted them about this? You should be reporting this to the Authorities as this constitutes a major failure.
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:15 PM   #10
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What particular model of V-Lite is this one?
Is this the 6" or the 8" I beams?

I have not noticed any issues with my 30WFKSS but I have only had it out 4 or 5 times so far. It will be something I will keep an eye on for sure. Looks easy enough to fix though but I would want to find the "Root Cause."
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:30 PM   #11
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Just checked mine, didn't find any problems.
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:31 PM   #12
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Like pulling (Hens teeth) getting Info! He has a (30wrls)-(2012-year). Don't know if it was bought New,if used how it was used? Front frame failure where it connects to a (A-Frame) is most often a case of (Overload in the Tongue area)! There is more to this Story? Youroo!!
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:43 PM   #13
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Like pulling (Hens teeth) getting Info! He has a (30wrls)-(2012-year). Don't know if it was bought New,if used how it was used? Front frame failure where it connects to a (A-Frame) is most often a case of (Overload in the Tongue area)! There is more to this Story? Youroo!!

I would have to agree. Usually there is.
On these lite trailer proper weight and balance is essential. It is good to take your unit over the scales before and after you load up of a long trip. Living here in Alberta Canada we have a lot of issues with frost heaving of the highways in the spring and summer. As the frost thaws from the winter it will cause the pavement to buckle. This makes it very hard on the hitch. I have found that it pays to take the extra step and to check.
Frame rail visual inspections should be part of our regular maintenance. They don't usually fail with out any warning.
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Old 05-27-2014, 05:13 PM   #14
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With the enclosed underbelly it is Difficult to perform a Visual on the Main Frame. The A-frame area is open. The (Enclosed Underbelly) covers up a (Multitude of Sins),Wireing,plumming,Tank supports,Welds,and Cracks? The Rear Lounge units had a Sidewall Crack problem that was (Corrected?) by moving the Axles back 8in and Beefing up the walls at the top corners of the Slides! Youroo!!
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Like pulling (Hens teeth) getting Info! He has a (30wrls)-(2012-year). Don't know if it was bought New,if used how it was used? Front frame failure where it connects to a (A-Frame) is most often a case of (Overload in the Tongue area)! There is more to this Story? Youroo!!
Hen have teeth?

He was offline but is now back on!

Maybe we can get some more info. Let's be patient shall we.
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Alright, that's long enuf! Talk to us!
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Old 05-27-2014, 06:04 PM   #17
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It is a 30wrls
I found it when backing up and unhooking. Dexter frame and axle made the frame Lippert frame company bought Dexter.

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Old 05-27-2014, 06:06 PM   #18
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I bought it new.

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Old 05-27-2014, 07:03 PM   #19
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So you saw it unhooking. Did you hear a pop? Did you feel a bounce? Did you put the TT in a bind when backing? Or, when you saw 1 crack, you started looking and found more? Imagine we are the insurance claims adjuster or FR and you are explaining the problems.
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Just call the NHTSA when they see it they will let Lippert know what to do, either fix it and recall all for a check, you may find you are far from being the only one, it does not matter how cheaply made the frame or whole unit is it must meet road safety standards.
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