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Old 08-01-2016, 10:01 PM   #11
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Crack in Fiberglass

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Old 08-02-2016, 06:05 PM   #12
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Yes I had cracks in the fibreglass on my Crusader. Forest River washed their hands of it as my unit was out of warranty. Have had it fixed just lately by a local body shop and they did a nice job. I also installed an air ride pin box to take out some of the road shock and hopefully I will not have to fix it again. I had a quote solicited by my dealer and it came in at $5300 but they were overdoing it as they thought I was trading it in and they wanted me to pay for the repair. I had it done at home for $800. The cracks were there because the frame is too light. My pin box moved up and down 1 3/4 inches depending on whether the weight was on the pin or the front jacks. The pin box should not move!

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Old 08-15-2016, 11:57 AM   #13
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Cracks are not always normal. I just had a 3 week vacation ended by fiberglass cracks. It ended up that my frame was coming apart from the welds and the frame is to light for size of unit. Had to drop off at factory and it took them 2 weeks of my vacation to get lippert to straighten the frame and weld extra supports throughout coach. I talked to Columbus worker who worked with Lippert and he told me it was a design flaw in the frame and lipperts is only to allow 1/4 inch movement on frame mine also was over 1 1/4 inch movement. They showed me all repairs before re-walling whole rv and showed me I now only had 3/32 movement in frame. They also installed a air ride pin box at Columbus order. This is the 2nd time my unit has been to the factory for this problem. The Columbus employee told me that they are doing such a repair at 1 per week and that lippet should recall the units. I will not give out his name because he told me this out of confidence and I appreciate him telling me. Comubus also told me if it happens a third time they will make lippert buy it from me and this is a factory defect and is warrantied for life of unit.

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