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Old 04-12-2019, 02:54 PM   #1
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Question Bent frame

I had an issue with the large slide moving in/out and the repair shop found the frame was bent just under the front end of the slide. Now they are saying the frame can be repaired by cutting out and replacing the bent portion I am a little concerned with that. Has anyone experienced this and what were the results?
If, in fact, it is repaired this way, am I within my rights to ask for an professional expert to sign off on it?
The unit is a 2014 32' Rockwood Signature UltraLite
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Old 04-12-2019, 03:03 PM   #2
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What type of "repair shop" is this? I wouldn't let an RV dealer do this. A good truck/trailer shop I would be much less concerned about.

May want a 2nd opinion before doing anything.
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Old 04-12-2019, 03:04 PM   #3
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Frames can be repaired and I've cut and welded on my share... but.. there seems to be more to the story.

Are you towing anything behind your R/V?

Did you hit a curb or pot-hole?

Does other side of the frame have issues and will it?
What is the frame composition? Is it a true I-beam?

Some R/V have frames of two thin pieces of formed channel welded together to form an I-beam. I'd never fix one with that.
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Old 04-12-2019, 03:05 PM   #4
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They stretch class c frames. If done correctly, will be stronger then original. If a shop that repairs trailer frames does it, I would not have a problem with it.
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More on bent frame

I don't know the configuration of the frame. The RV repair shop is not doing this repair. They have a frame shop in a sister company (Chevy dealership) next door that would do the repair.

I believe I hit a large bump on my last outing, My wife & I felt the impact and didn't recall it until after the damage was discovered at the shop.
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