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Old 01-06-2012, 09:29 AM   #31
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Heres a thread from Forest River Forum about lippert frames. Not just pin boxes. http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ack-18586.html

And if that one is not enough for ya go over to RVnet and search the 5er forum. There seems to be a new thread about it every few weeks, many have been closed. But the reported by member cracked frames/bad welds issue has not surfaced here. Yet..................
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Kind of says something about buying older used units in good shape. To be lighter they have to cut weight somewhere. Thiner metal, thinner wood, more plastic.
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:28 PM   #33
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Kind of says something about buying older used units in good shape. To be lighter they have to cut weight somewhere. Thiner metal, thinner wood, more plastic.
There is something to what you say. My rig is pushing seventeen years old. I will have to do some maintenance to the roof this spring, but considering the cost of a new rig, that is dirt cheap to do.
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:19 AM   #34
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There is something to what you say. My rig is pushing seventeen years old. I will have to do some maintenance to the roof this spring, but considering the cost of a new rig, that is dirt cheap to do.
My TT is 13 yr. old. It was taken care of before I got it. It's solid. Last year I spent 2 afternoon under it painting the frame and checking for cracks, didn't find any. It's Stored inside over winter. Helps the roof. Sometimes I get bug eyed over shiney new ones but then mine is paid for
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You should be supporting the economy! :hihi:
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You should be supporting the economy! :hihi:
I do. Just cause I don't buy a new TT don't mean I don't buy accessories, campground fees and GAS. No payments on TT means more money to use it.
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Am I missing something?

I have a new 2012 JayFlight, purchased in Oct 2011. With all this talk about Dexter vs Lippert frames and the apperant purchase of Dexter Frames by Lippert I was curious who made the frame in my TT. According the OEM list found in the owners manual my RV Frame OEM is listed as Leland Engineering. Is this a good thing, or is LeLand Engineering just a DBA or Dexter and/or Lippert?
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Am I missing something?

I have a new 2012 JayFlight, purchased in Oct 2011. With all this talk about Dexter vs Lippert frames and the apperant purchase of Dexter Frames by Lippert I was curious who made the frame in my TT. According the OEM list found in the owners manual my RV Frame OEM is listed as Leland Engineering. Is this a good thing, or is LeLand Engineering just a DBA or Dexter and/or Lippert?
My 2011 JayFlight manual says the same thing. I'm not familiar with all the ins and outs, but my guess is, Leland designed the frame, and Dexter and/or M-Tech fabricated it.
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Same here, Leland. The fact that ours wasn't Lippert was a selling point for us. We had several Lippert problems with our 5er. Travel trailers do not have the same amount of stress as a 5er.
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Sorry but if people are worried about Lippert frames they will not ever buy another RV or 5th wheel.

We are in process of ordering a Pinnacle...on a Lippert frame spected to Jayco standards.
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