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Old 02-05-2016, 04:45 AM   #31
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I stand corrected. I should of realized that LCI was just trying to keep the IT dept busy when they made a web store open to the general public and offered a "boat hitch receiver" along with 3 pages of other taboo items made to attach to frames, that evidently you can't attach to frames. Then they add a statement just to use up bandwidth that states; "contact us and our well trained customer service team is here to assist you". Nice of them to do all of that for no reason.

Maybe the intent of all of it is to only sell those add on items to people who only buy bare frames and tow them around?

Thanks for the education.

There's no need to be a smart *****, but think about it. They will sell you anything, but won't tell you if it will void your warranty or not on those items, and you're going to take the word of a salesman? I'm quite certain engineers are not manning the phone lines. My point was, just because they sell it, doesn't mean that you can add it to your RV and maintain your warranty. This is the vibe you are giving off and I wouldn't want some unsuspecting member to take your advice and regret it later.


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Old 02-05-2016, 07:44 AM   #32
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Mr havercamp, forest river and Lci are two separate companies.
Lci cannot dictate forest river warranty.
As Tim said, just because Lci makes and sells a hitch does not mean it's intended for every unit forest river sells.
Some frames are light weight fabricated tin I beams some are heavier true I beams and even better some are boxed triple wall heavy duty !

I've called palomino and they will void warranty if you install a trailer hitch on the units they sell period.




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Old 02-05-2016, 11:42 AM   #33
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The issue here that many people forget is the frame capability. You can purchase the best hitch on the market, have it welded on by a professional welder and reinforce the mounting points, but none of that increases the load carrying capacity of the frame. In most RVs ( except MHs that may be designed to tow) the frame is very close to its max limits when loaded for camping. This is an financial decision to lower costs .
Actually we are to blame as the consumer. We want something less expensive. We want our IRA to do better on the stock market. Had we not want less expensive things or a higher return on our investments all things would be made here. We consume inexpensive goods made in the Far East or buy smokes online made in Russia or Bulgaria.
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Old 02-05-2016, 04:54 PM   #34
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How can it be done Don t care about warranty and be done safe
Most warranties are useless, modify as you want to meet your needs. I wish double tow was legal in NC. I have 24' TT and an 18" boat.
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It could not have added that much weight to the frame. Golf cart about 7-8 hundred pounds. Wheels on G/C trailer should have taken most of that weight. I'm missing something.
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Old 02-05-2016, 05:20 PM   #36
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It could not have added that much weight to the frame. Golf cart about 7-8 hundred pounds. Wheels on G/C trailer should have taken most of that weight. I'm missing something.

It really doesn't matter if the cart being towed behind the 5th wheel did the damage or not as palomino strictly prohibits it and since it did happen and the cart was being towed the warranty was denied on a unit less then year old.
Did you not see this picture?



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That picture is a accident waiting to happen. I can not imagine the stresses placed in the middle going down a rough road, hence the frame all bent to crap.
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Hey the front Vent Lid has not broken off, Yet! Youroo!!
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Hey the front Vent Lid has not broken off, Yet! Youroo!!


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