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Old 06-19-2013, 08:05 AM   #1
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Stronger frame

Thinking of ordering a new Ultralite 5th wheel. Wondered if anyone ordered a stronger frame from the factory. Would like heavier I-beams for a couple of reasons. I would like to mount bikes on the rear bumper. On our present trailer the walls separated from the floor on rough roads due to the frame flexing.
Is it possible to order a trailer with heavier I-beams?
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:14 AM   #2
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I've never heard of it done. I would think a stronger frame would be more weight and possibly require bigger axles and wheels to support the load to still have decent cargo carrying capacity.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:42 AM   #3
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I've never heard of it done. I would think a stronger frame would be more weight and possibly require bigger axles and wheels to support the load to still have decent cargo carrying capacity.
I didn't think about the larger tires & axles. Makes sense. I make ask the dealer. It may be too costly.
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You can just upgrade to a higher end camper that would meet those specs direct from the factory.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:46 AM   #5
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Kinda defeats the purpose of an Ultra lite doesn't it? If you want a heavier frame, stay away from the Ultra lites.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:55 AM   #6
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Kinda defeats the purpose of an Ultra lite doesn't it? If you want a heavier frame, stay away from the Ultra lites.
I agree but we have never seen a floor plan we like better & our dealer doesn't carry another line we would buy. The dealer is exceptional to deal with.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:00 PM   #7
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I contacted Forest River & was told heavier I-beams could not be installed in an Ultralite.
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