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Issues with Lippert frame?

Has anyone experienced any issues with their Lippert frame on their 5th wheel? Apparently, this is a pretty common problem and some have had the kingpin practically ripped from the rest of the trailer. Mine is starting to concern me with the fiberglass distorting a little bit and I'm thinking it might be due to the metal framing starting to come apart. I'd like to open it up and see... I'll get some pics this weekend and post up...

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Mainly the frame issues I've ever seen is because of GN adapters being used on trailers too heavy really. They wind up breaking the body loose from the frame.
That and the small portion of outer main wall below the bedroom slide cracking.



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Yeah, I don't know yet if I am just being paranoid... I will get some pics of it today and post up so you can see what I am describing.

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I'm curious to see the pics. I've never seen any problems with the Lippert frames, but you never know. Could what you see with the distortion maybe be some delamination?
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My Cyclone has a Lippert frame and Dexter axles. Turns out that the Hangers are not welded in the correct position as the trailer tracks to the passenger side on the Hwy. Trailer is less then 6 months old.

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Wow!I hear cracking and popping when I hook to the truck...
I have a Lippert pump/maybe frame too....
Should I be worried?
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You'll always hear shifting of the trailer cause the weight is shifting from being carried by the landing legs to the tongue.

I made my Samsung SGH-I997 send this.



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Well,at least I have full coverage on mine..when I go across some bridges,it half launches the truck...I can only imagine what the trailer frame does....so far,no exterior damage thank goodness!!!

What are you experiencing Shawn?
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Just a slight bit of fiberglass sagging directly under the kingpin bracing. I can push the fiberglass up, so it's not worth it to me to pull the cap and gelcoat off to inspect. I have had no issues with the way the trailer sits or tows.

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Yeah,my cap is ok,minus the lost decals-LOL

Underneath by the king pin is just plastic laminate screwed into place--it changes shape with temps..

It's a Keystone-not sure if good or bad
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