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Old 03-05-2012, 04:56 PM   #131
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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.
To clarify after speaking to Bob directly today: Forest River is saying this is Lippert's issue since they manufacture the frames. My service guy basically told me FR is not covering anything when I spoke to him the other day, evidently Bob is not saying that just yet. So it is still up in the air if either of these two companies will step up to cover this repair.
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:48 PM   #132
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This whole topic just scares me to death. We just bought a 2012 v-lite last August. Looking at my frame it's a nearly nothing of an I-beam. Wished I had spent more money on a higher end unit that had higher ratings. Keeping a close eye on this thread.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:00 PM   #133
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"Forest River is saying this is Lippert's issue since they manufacture the frames."
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Lippert isn't selling us campers, Forest River is. If the frames are failing, maybe FR should tell Lippert to beef them up? I think I could afford to pay an extra $50 for a frame that did not break.
Trying to pass the buck doesn't wash in my books.

But, 295WP, I am glad that Bob is paying attention.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:16 PM   #134
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"Forest River is saying this is Lippert's issue since they manufacture the frames."
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Lippert isn't selling us campers, Forest River is. If the frames are failing, maybe FR should tell Lippert to beef them up? I think I could afford to pay an extra $50 for a frame that did not break.
Trying to pass the buck doesn't wash in my books.

But, 295WP, I am glad that Bob is paying attention.
I agree with you 100%. It should not be up to the consumer to go after Lippert. FR chose to use Lippert frames and I chose to purchase a FR 5th wheel. The end result is regardless of what frame is used the product is sold by FR as a FR product. We shall see how this plays out.....
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:18 PM   #135
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Just lodged a complain with NHTSA today and also send an e-mail to WA. state department of transporation with pictures. Hope this will catch some attension.
Time to get a good lawyer.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:21 PM   #136
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It's still amazing what RV manufacturers get away with. I think they need to forced to deal with ANYTHING having to do with the RV's they sell, just like auto manufacturers do.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:43 PM   #137
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I'm thinking FR will have to be sued and they in turn will go after Lippert. Just guessing.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:29 PM   #138
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There was another post, and someone ask if there other camper manufactures that did not use Lippert frames, I do know of one and that is Jayco.
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:16 PM   #139
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Hi All,

I just bought a 2007 Cherokee Wolfpack WP32 Toy hauler. I have given a quick look at the frame and see no damage. I have read some of this thread and it seems this is mostly if not all a fifth wheel issue. Is this correct or should I take precautions with my "pin pull" trailer? How do I know if I have a Lippert Frame?

I tow my VW sand rail inside that weighs probably 1200# or so.

This is my first RV so obviously concerned after reading all this...

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Old 06-25-2012, 06:51 PM   #140
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fame damage

Does my 2008 326wp fall into the bad frame category?
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