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Old 03-05-2012, 07:00 AM   #121
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Frequency????

This frame problem is a VERY serious issue; however, it's likely the exception rather than the rule. If NHTSA and/or state safety officials had a significant number of documented cases of unsafe RV's on the roadways some action would be taken against the manufacturers....at least we hope so!
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:36 AM   #122
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how many have ACTUALLY broke vs NOT broke? i know this is a very serious situation.....but maybe we are perhaps over reacting a bit?

my bf goodrich tire blew out last week almost sending me into the ditch. if i find 3 other people this happened to, does that mean we should all rebel against bfg? does that make bfg a bad company? should we send them to china to have them made?
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:15 AM   #123
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Lippert Frame Defects

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We haven't heard back from you on what happened with Forest River and what did you decide to do?
Did you just get it welded and sent them the bill?
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:49 AM   #124
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how many have ACTUALLY broke vs NOT broke? i know this is a very serious situation.....but maybe we are perhaps over reacting a bit?

my bf goodrich tire blew out last week almost sending me into the ditch. if i find 3 other people this happened to, does that mean we should all rebel against bfg? does that make bfg a bad company? should we send them to china to have them made?
Do a search on google there are many more than 3.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:58 AM   #125
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"how many have ACTUALLY broke vs NOT broke? i know this is a very serious situation.....but maybe we are perhaps over reacting a bit?"
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The truth is that this is a failure that should never happen, period.
One cannot over-react to such a situation.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:22 AM   #126
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Yeah it's really no big deal. Here are some pics of my trailer, it's just a "minor" issue right?

It's obvious from the pics I have seen that these failures could easily cause an accident which could easily harm or kill people. Imagine your fifth wheel detaching from your truck. I guess if it only happens once in a while no one should be concerned correct?

Oh and by the way the dealer doing my repairs received word from Bob at Forest River that our trailer repairs will NOT be covered by Forest River. Interesting since Kat the original poster has the EXACT same year and model trailer 2008 Cherokee Wolfpack 295WP as we have and Bob DID cover her expenses.

Also another poster in this thread pammer82 had their frame failure expenses covered by Forest River for their palomino puma 5th wheel, model 295 kbh-ss.







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Old 03-05-2012, 11:24 AM   #127
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:31 AM   #128
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Is that front crossmember just built out of tin?
You can see where it warped by the welds.
That should be a heavy steel tube.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:46 AM   #129
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I'm certainly glad we have decided against buying any 5th wheel from any manufacturer until we quit hearing about frame problems. These frame problems are totally unacceptable. I don't care if they fall within some engineers specifications for mathematically expected failures. Figures lie and liars figure.
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Oh and by the way the dealer doing my repairs received word from Bob at Forest River that our trailer repairs will NOT be covered by Forest River.
Time for a lawyer?????
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