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Old 10-06-2013, 01:09 PM   #11
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drop a straight edge on the bent portion and measure the deflection.

After your next trip do the same. Do it every time you take it out.

If it's getting bigger, I'd call FR and inform them of that.

IMHO, if it's getting bigger it's a clear warranty issue as the frame damage is getting worse and not performing as expected...
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:19 PM   #12
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drop a straight edge on the bent portion and measure the deflection.

After your next trip do the same. Do it every time you take it out.

If it's getting bigger, I'd call FR and inform them of that.

IMHO, if it's getting bigger it's a clear warranty issue as the frame damage is getting worse and not performing as expected...
Great idea
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Old 10-06-2013, 02:38 PM   #13
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Great idea
The only problem is that the movement can be thousandths of an inch and that can be hard to prove beyond doubt.

But ya gotta do something or just learn to take it.....

If it were me, I'd mark the frame with a weatherproof tape, mark my measurement spots and then measure the same spots each time. I would also do it with a vernier instead of a tape measure. Document it every time.

You can't should up armed with too much info and proof when you're trying to get an OEM (any OEM) to spend big bucks on warranty work.

They'll try and get out of it ever time.

Of course, if it doesn't change over time you've at least put your mind at rest about that several thousand pound thing rolling along behind you....
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:16 PM   #14
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The frame is made by Lippert Components Inc (LCI). I'd be placing a phone call to them and forward those pics as well. Let's see what they say.
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The frame is made by Lippert Components Inc (LCI). I'd be placing a phone call to them and forward those pics as well. Let's see what they say.
I just may do that for the hell of it and see what they say.Thank's.
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We have a seasonal site now.I don't trailer it anymore.The buckling has not worsened.Thank's for asking.
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