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Old 01-19-2009, 07:28 AM   #1
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I was checking into adding the Big Foot levelers to my camper, and was told I needed to check with Lippert to see if it would affect the warranty on my frame. I called Lippert and they informed me if I add the Big Foot levelers too my camper, that my warranty WOULD be void. So what does that tell ya?
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Tells me Lippet isn't to proud of their product.
Seems like they want to void the warranty if you do--anything to it--
By the way what are big foot levelers?


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Did they give a reason why? Is it because of drilling into the frame to mount them?





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Tells me Lippet isn't to proud of their product.
Seems like they want to void the warranty if you do--anything to it--
By the way what are big foot levelers?




They are heaven for the ones that get tired of leveling the camper. It is one touch presto, hydraulic leveling system <STRIKE>or electric</STRIKE>, can't remember. Hydraulic. If you go with a Youngs frame, all is okay with the warranty, shudda went with Young!!



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Did they give a reason why? Is it because of drilling into the frame to mount them?





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I guess the frame is not sturdy enough. Like I mentioned before, adding the Big Foot to a Young Frame, you are okay.A person that I know did add a Big Foot to his camper, identical to mine, and he had zero problems, but Lippert did void his warranty. It was worth it to him to take the chance.Edited by: markbet
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I think Lippert would void your frame warranty if you put black spray paint on their frames. This will be our last 5th wheel with a Lippert frame.
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Is there anything I need to keep a close eye on....I inspect the king pin area every time I unhitch.... Sure hope I never have problems
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I really wish at the factory rally that someone could mention to Crossroads sales/marketing and engineering folks that Lippert isn't exactly the greatest frame/axle company around.



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Is there anything I need to keep a close eye on....I inspect the king pin area every time I unhitch.... Sure hope I never have problems


Bad welds, bad welds, bad welds and bad welds. And that goes for the Lippert axles also. I got suckered into buying a product with a Lippert frame, after I swore I would never do it again. I was told that these particular Lippert frames are made to this camper manufacturing companies engineering, BS! I do not care how you slice it, it still comes up Lippert. These companies buy Lippert much cheaper, because they are cheap made, and have a reputation for bad welds. Some will not have a problem at all, while I have heard manycatastrophic tales. Its a crap shoot, some win, some lose.
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Amen to that. Working QA in the Aerospace building NO weld leaves the plant without first being produced by a certified welder and second by having a 100% visual inspection by a QA person (like me).



I know what a good weld looks like and what crap looks like. Lippert welding is junk. While Crossroads dictates the frame and supports Lippert is still the one that welds the frames. I am disappointed in the weld quality on this camper vs. my prior Sunnybrook and Jayco products I have owned.



In the end, I love Crossroads and I think their supplier's should share their vision of a superior quality product. I just don't see how Lippert fits into that equation.



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