Originally Posted by mbo
lippert says frames are built to specs of company buying frames. The bulk of frames out there are built by lippert. We just hear of problems, not satisfied customers. Some say disgruntled customers should band together and file a class action lawsuit against lippert. Must not be bad enough to start anything yet?
its like this
take our military they contract a piece of gear to meet x specification
then the military gets the gear and decides HEY lets add some crap on to it
then its to heavy and breaks....
this is what happens with most rv builders, they spec out a frame to carry x weight and perform to x standard....then the weight piles on by them or us, which the later, is usually the case
I loaded my cedar creek 36rlts fiver, to many pounds over its stickered gvwr
i ran max weight on the axles all the time from day one and a super heavy pin of 2700-3100 lbs.... it had a gvwr to 13800lbs
and it never saw less than 14500. and routinely ran at 15500. did it break????? nope but had it, it would have been all my fault
i am not defending lippert....however they do build great products and we only hear about the breakages, not the good jobs
my experience with them first hand has always been superb. even now with the class A, they have been there to step up to bat.
its all a traded off with builders. they want the lightest product so we can get the max fuel mileage or can tow it with a smaller vehicle.