Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-07-2010, 07:46 AM   #1
Weekend Camper
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 31

I have observed the front cap of my Crossroads Cruiser moving up and down slightly while travelling. While looking in my inside rearview mirror it looks like it is moving up and down by about 1/2 an inch in relation to the pin box while driving down a paved highway . The metal moldings that run on either side of the pin box towards the intersection with the front cap are bent down as well.







Hopefully this picture shows enough detail to describe what I mean. The moldings on both sides are bent down.



Is this normal? Has anyone else seen this?
__________________
Bill & Meina

2006 GMC Sierra 2500 D/A
2009 CF31MK
JT Strongarm Stabilizers
Demco Glide Ride
Blue Sky Energy Solar Boost 2000E MPPT Controller
billyrabbit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2010, 07:48 AM   #2
Full Time Camper
 
fhenn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Ms
Posts: 2,739
It is normal I have it on my 2008 model, sent pictures to Randy got back to me right away, I have kept a close eye on it ever since still the same as your picture

__________________
Frank and Janet Henn
2017 380MBH pushing a 2007 Dodge
CDT with a six speed Automatic
Traveling with Hoover and Rainbow the wonder dogs and now with Sunshine the rescue Schnauzer.
fhenn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2010, 02:03 PM   #3
Weekend Camper
 
Canucklehead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 63
This occurs occasionally on our trailer as well, though I have not noticed the cap moving in relation to the pinbox. Every once in a while i simpy notice that the trim has "popped" out.

__________________
2009 CF32BL
Bumper hitch for triple tow
2011 F350 6.7L SRW Lariat
Canucklehead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2010, 02:41 PM   #4
Full Time Camper
 
mwebber78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Maine
Posts: 1,250
Send a message via Yahoo to mwebber78
I have had the trim "move" in that location. I would only be concerned if the SIDE trim on the cap and TOP trim at the roof was moving!
__________________
Mike
2013 Jayco Eagle 334RBTS
Crossroads Forum Lurker
mwebber78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 05:35 AM   #5
Weekend Camper
 
rgbeach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 50
Yep. Same thing here. One year at the factory rally I asked about it and was told than a little flex was acceptable
__________________

2008 Cruiser 29RK
2005 Silverado 2500HD Sold
2015 Silverado 2500HD CCSB Duramax
rgbeach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 05:45 AM   #6
Weekend Camper
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 31
Thanks for the replies to my concern. I'll keep an eye on it.



__________________
Bill & Meina

2006 GMC Sierra 2500 D/A
2009 CF31MK
JT Strongarm Stabilizers
Demco Glide Ride
Blue Sky Energy Solar Boost 2000E MPPT Controller
billyrabbit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 06:34 AM   #7
jeb
Family Vacation Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location:
Posts: 130
My PP also tends to flex a little but I would be concerned if it flexed enough to pop rivets. That just seems unacceptable to me.




__________________
2008 Paradise Pointe

2008 Chevy 2500 with Duramax/Allison

1 wife

3 cats

and a family of racoons.
jeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2010, 11:56 AM   #8
Weekend Camper
 
pegger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Winnipeg MB
Posts: 80
Exactly the same symptoms. I have bent the moldings back to their original position and the next trip they are bent down again. The Dealer says " No problem, it is normal. " Yet ??
__________________
Gerry & Erika
O7 Cruiser 29CK
04 Silverado/Duramax
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r...aravan07-2.gif
pegger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2010, 06:53 AM   #9
Weekend Camper
 
Byron & Gail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Chisago City MN
Posts: 13
Billyrabbit - we had the same issue on a heartland bighorn. the comment was from the factory that it should not move. We had the front repaired only to have it begin another month or so later. We got rid of that trailer. We are in the process of (what we thought) was an upgrade to a 35CK - however, I am now quite concerned that "walls" move in CRs as well - some flex yes - an inch or so? Seriously? If the camper is built out of a "gorilla cage" why would it move. It (per crossroads) is the strongest built cage in the land.....It really makes no sense to me whatsoever that a wall or frontcap could or would move. Movement will only worsen until something cracks. Then when itcracks the response will be to "Remove thepressure" by cutting theoutside wall and putting sometype of molding over it to hide it...but the problem still exists.Having gone through this, I can tell you that your camper is worth considerably less with cracks/mouldings covering cracks. My wife and I are quite concerned aboutthis and the responses as typed from the factory and owners...... Seems that it is a matter of time until something else moves...and cracks develop.

We hope you don't go through what we had to.

Byron & Gail.
__________________
Byron & Gail

Chisago City MN
Byron & Gail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2010, 11:30 AM   #10
Seasonal Camper
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Mid-Missouri
Posts: 452
I don't believe your cap is moving, the pin box and frame is flexing. My 30SK does this a little also even with the cushioned pin box.



I assume another Lippert frame issue that hopefully won't result in a bigger problem.
__________________
2016 Duramax - 2010 CF30SKP

Viet Nam Vet 70-71 Da Nang

Real airplanes have two wings and big, round, engines
BipeFlier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2010, 12:19 PM   #11
Site Team
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: WI.
Posts: 7,680
I agree with BipeFlier on the pin box and frame flex. My 26RK also shows a little of this. (not nearly as much tho) I have been measuring distance from pin box to a spot I selected on the cap before hooking up, and then again after the rig is set on the truck. So far it only shows approx. 1/8in. difference. Hopefully it won't change from that.

__________________
2008 Cruiser CF26RK
2013 Ford Eco-Boost
Heavy duty payload - Max tow
Lloyd is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2010, 01:11 PM   #12
Full Time Camper
 
fhenn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Ms
Posts: 2,739
I have been watching mine for the last two and half years, have towed it a lot over 10000 miles this year alone. The trim movement does come from the kingpin movement, and I have the Demco Glide rite on it. The measurements I took when I first noticed it have stayed the same

__________________
Frank and Janet Henn
2017 380MBH pushing a 2007 Dodge
CDT with a six speed Automatic
Traveling with Hoover and Rainbow the wonder dogs and now with Sunshine the rescue Schnauzer.
fhenn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Crossroads RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×