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Old 05-04-2016, 11:15 PM   #11
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Rockford, I have to politely disagree with this statement.

We had numerous expensive issues completely covered by the warranty, on our Roo 23SS.

One issue was a completely new front bunk door replacement. And that fell under the $100 2nd year FR factory warranty.

we had the warranty work done in the winter, so we got free storage, along with getting things fixed.
Only because you bought the 2nd yr warranty.

Sorry to hear you've had "numerous" warranty issues. I've had 3 TT's and I've never bought an extended warranty and I've never had an issue that would have been covered if I had. Actually, never really have had any issues that would have qualified for a warranty unless they'd given me a 20 yr warranty.
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Old 05-05-2016, 08:39 PM   #12
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crash 3:

Here's what the hitch on my Mini-Lite looks like. Much simpler design.

Pic 1: you can see the 4" bumper and the 3 x 1-1/2" C-channel they installed behind it.

Pic 2: you can see the receiver tube welded to the bottom of the 4" bumper and the bottom of C-channel

Pic 3: You can see where the C-channel and the 1 x 2 box beam are welded to the web of the frame rail. Just to the left of the 1 x 2 box beam is the angle iron supporting the black tank.

Pic 4: shows the receiver tube welded to the 1 x 2 box beam

Pic 5: Similar to Pic 2, receiver welded to bottom of C-channel and bumper

Pic 6: Shows back side of the C-channel welded to the frame rail. Bumper is to the left behind the C-channel

Pic 7: A shot down the length of the receiver tube showing it welded to the bumper, C-channel and 1 x 2 box beam.

PDF: Sketch of the layout.

The wires you see are for the LED running lights/turn signals I've installed on my bike rack. See Post #4 here: Bike rack
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Old 05-05-2016, 09:24 PM   #13
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That's great. Thanks so much. I think I'm going to use what you did on the 19 just modified a bit. My stabilizers are right next to the bumper so I'll have to come back a bit. Thanks for all the pics. It really helped me decided. Looks like I have a guy that will do it for around $200cnd.


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That's great. Thanks so much. I think I'm going to use what you did on the 19 just modified a bit. My stabilizers are right next to the bumper so I'll have to come back a bit. Thanks for all the pics. It really helped me decided. Looks like I have a guy that will do it for around $200cnd.


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Sounds like a pretty good price, especially for Canada.
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Old 05-06-2016, 11:25 PM   #15
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This isn't a hitch but I found it to work like a champ and very inexpensive.

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Old 05-08-2016, 10:52 AM   #16
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I dropped the trailer off today at the welding shop. It's only going to be $150. I'm going with what you did on your mini lite. But using 2x2 instead of c channel. Thanks everyone for your insight.


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P.s. While I was there a guy pulled up with a 5th wheel pulling a b train. A 17' aluminum fishing boat. He was using a 4" rv bumper hitch. The reason he was there was to get the bumper reinforced. He wasn't even concerned with getting a proper hitch put on. He even said that his last bumper almost broke off. Some people are crazy.


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Old 05-08-2016, 11:23 AM   #18
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A few days ago I sad a Chevyy 3500 pulling a big Montana pulling a car on a tandem axle trailer.

It was not the first time I have seen that but I have to wonder why.

Crash, best of luck to you.
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Hello all,
this is my first post so it goes without saying that I've never tried to post a picture.............well here goes the first shot. If it post successfully, I'll post more and describe what I've done.
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Ok seems the file attached, so here we go. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I won't bore ya'll with all those words. May be a couple of additional post coming, as I don't see the detail of the pictures until I hit the "submit reply" button.
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