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Old 07-24-2015, 11:26 PM   #1
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Help!! Major Hitch issue has us hung up in Ogden!

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We hit Ogden Thursday night and ever vigilant Wife noticed front cap seemed lower than usual in relation to Pin Box. Unhitched and setup, then investigated.

Weld on either side of the frame members that the pin box bolt to are cracked about 1/3 of the way up. Desperately looking for local weld shop/RV repair shop preferably with mobile capabilities - kinda worried about moving it?

I suspect 10,000 miles over less than perfectly smooth roads (Alcan Hwy to Florida via East Coast, on the way home now after MS,LA,TX, NM, and now UT) in the last 2 months part of the problem, but also thinking I better go with a cushioned pin box of some sort.......as soon as I get welds repaired.

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Old 07-25-2015, 06:05 AM   #2
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Sorry to hear of you problem. I just did a Google search "Ugden UT welding shop". Appears to be a number of welding shops in the area. Noticed two in their names say mobile. "All B&D Mobile Welding" and "Alweld Mobile Welding-Ronie"

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Take pics and keep receipts. Get it welded and contact JAYCO when you get home they may reimburse you. I have heard of them covering frame failures past the two yr warranty period.
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Old 07-25-2015, 07:20 AM   #4
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Research the pin boxes. We have had good service from MorRyde. My first one was shipped to me at home and I installed it. Easy to bolt on.

http://www.morryde.com/product-categ...FYEYHwodCNsIKw
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good to know. that is the unit I'm leaning toward as well.
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found a trailer sales (not RV) with a welding shop across the road form the rv park we're in! going to go talk to them and see if they can help..............
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That just plain sucks. Hoping everything works out for you.
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Let us know how it works out.
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Found a shop that will do it for me tomorrow, thankfully! Will only be a couple days behind if this works out.

So now I'm going to try to locate a Mor Ryde cushioned Pin Box........
any more opinions good/bad about going to that type of set up?
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Cushioned Pin Box availability

Have called every RV dealer in about 100 mile radius of where we are (Ogden UT) and along our route through Idaho and Montana.

Learning that apparently no one actually stocks these cushioned Pine Boxes. Am looking for the MORryde unit, but even Reese don't seem to be instock. All are special order.

Has that been everyone's general experience?
Looks like I'll have to wait til I get home.......................
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