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    Frame Issue and what to check

    I discovered the issue yesterday while waiting for roadside assistance for a blown tire yesterday. Had not seen the issue previously, but it only appears when pin weight is on the TV. We have been full-timers for over 6 years, though the trailer was stationary and un-hooked during our winter stay in Tucson until last week. Thinking it is a frame issue, but not sure where to go with it or if it is even safe to travel in it. Thoughts????
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    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 4 Passenger side hitched measure.jpg   3 Drivers side when hitched measure.jpg   1 Drivers side when hitched 1.jpg   2 Drivers side UnHitched Measure.jpg   5 Passenger Side un hitched measure.jpg  

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    2 additional pics it wouldn't allow me to attach to the first post.
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    Yes, it's a frame issue. Broken welds, whether from fatigue or corrosion likely. Once a shop removes the front storage door and the panel, the issue should be clear. Shouldn't be too much of a chore for a certified welder to repair and reinforce. Lippert should have some guidance, but if not see a shop that builds trailers as they'll have the necessary knowledge or know a designer/engineer to turn to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geotex1 View Post
    Yes, it's a frame issue. Broken welds, whether from fatigue or corrosion likely. Once a shop removes the front storage door and the panel, the issue should be clear. Shouldn't be too much of a chore for a certified welder to repair and reinforce. Lippert should have some guidance, but if not see a shop that builds trailers as they'll have the necessary knowledge or know a designer/engineer to turn to.
    Thanks! I'd looked in the gen compartment, but am not an expert. See no obvious welds broken or rust. Good idea on Lippert. I'll try to contact them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arhayes View Post
    Thanks! I'd looked in the gen compartment, but am not an expert. See no obvious welds broken or rust. Good idea on Lippert. I'll try to contact them.
    Please report back... very interested in outcome. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCR GD View Post
    Please report back... very interested in outcome. Thanks
    Will do. Sadly I知 thinking I値l need to haul it to Indiana but we値l see. Can稚 believe travel plans for 2 years in a row are being sidelined....1 by covid and now this. Ce la vie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arhayes View Post
    Will do. Sadly I’m thinking I’ll need to haul it to Indiana but we’ll see. Can’t believe travel plans for 2 years in a row are being sidelined....1 by covid and now this. Ce la vie.
    Alan - I suspect you have already contacted the GDRV Customer Service center and shared the pictures with Jerry McCarthy and/or his team. When we had them replace our walls, I raised possible concerns with frame cracking issues in general. Jerry shared that they very rarely see any frame issues. However, looking at your pictures - it seems frame related as Rob shared. I too will be interested in what is found and if GDRV will take care of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canyonlight View Post
    Alan - I suspect you have already contacted the GDRV Customer Service center and shared the pictures with Jerry McCarthy and/or his team. When we had them replace our walls, I raised possible concerns with our frame cracking issues in general. Jerry shared that they very rarely see any frame issues. However, looking at your pictures - it seems frame related as Rob shared. I too will be interested in what is found and if GDRV will take care of you.

    Dan
    Thanks, Dan. I did send GD Customer Service an email with my vin, details, photos, and contact info. I知 hoping to get a call or email today, but if I致e not heard something by midday I値l call. They致e always been responsive in the past, but we値l see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arhayes View Post
    Will do. Sadly I’m thinking I’ll need to haul it to Indiana but we’ll see. Can’t believe travel plans for 2 years in a row are being sidelined....1 by covid and now this. Ce la vie.
    You're not thinking of hauling to Indiana prior to repair, are you, Alan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Chance View Post
    You're not thinking of hauling to Indiana prior to repair, are you, Alan?

    Rob
    Absolutely not. I wouldn稚 go without an appointment. But, I trust no RV dealer, so I知 hoping GD or Lippert can guide me on what my next step should be.
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