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Old 11-06-2015, 09:46 PM   #1
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Angry Frame cracks

2013 cr elevation 2810 toy hauler frame cracking above axle mounts,anybody else.lippert frame.
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Old 11-07-2015, 01:57 PM   #2
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Old 11-07-2015, 02:49 PM   #3
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Old 11-07-2015, 05:04 PM   #4
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Those cracks look like they could be repaired with an electric arc welder.
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Old 11-07-2015, 06:16 PM   #5
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Lippert is a major supplier of RV components, such as frames. Unfortunately, they build them to the specifications of the customer. A cheaper frame is not as strong. Crossroads, and many others, like cheap frames. Your frame is long past its one year warranty.

In your instance, I would take it to a professional welder. They can clean up the metal, weld over the crack, and clean it up again afterward so it doesn't look like a hack job. Paint over it and keep an eye on things.
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Old 11-07-2015, 07:12 PM   #6
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After repair, the frame can also be reinforced with a 6 inch length of 1 inch wide steel welded at a 45 degree angle from the edge of the frame to the web. A number of frames are reinforced this way direct from Lippert.
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Old 11-07-2015, 08:57 PM   #7
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Yes I heard out of warranty from their mouth 10 times from both parties,sad thing is Ididnt
put 2,000 miles on it still have original tires in great shape.with a little reserch I found lippert has had this problem for years.
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Old 11-08-2015, 05:25 AM   #8
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If I knew what I know now about Lippert, I would have not purchased this unit. Even though I do like it. I hear nothing but bad things about thier frames and bent axles.
I will examine mine much closer.
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Old 11-08-2015, 07:24 PM   #9
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It seems that Lippert practically has a monopoly in the RV industry. I wish the NHTSA would start cracking down on the RV industry for safety issues like marginally designed axles and frames.
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Old 11-09-2015, 04:56 AM   #10
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I just can't beleave it's still happening.and they absolutely don't care.
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