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RE: Help!!! Frame broke

Getting it weighed now is a moot point as we can't even move it since the frame is broke and it had to be hauled on a flat bed just to get it away from the accident scene. Wait, what? This is the first we've heard about it being in an accident. My apologies. We were headed out camping and had slowed to turn into a gas station. The frame broke and slammed into the highway. We ended up having to drag it off the highway into lot of the gas station. I call it an accident because that's what I consider it. It was called in to law enforcement and have an actual accident report.
ERnurse16 07/16/19 02:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Help!!! Frame broke

What model truck are you towing it with? And what model hitch? Too much truck will stress a lightweight trailer’s A frame to the point it will break. WD puts a lot of stress on it as well. Something will give. Especially if traveling on buckboard concrete highways and the like. We can blame Lippert, but the RV manufacturer specifies the chassis they buy from Lippert for each model trailer. Cheaper is better. We were towing with a 2015 Yukon XL with tow capacity of 8000#. Off the top of my head I dont remember the hitch model. We bought the hitch from the RV company when we bought the trailer so it was based on their recommendation. We were also using sway bars/stabilizer bars per the dealer recommendation.
ERnurse16 07/16/19 11:43am Travel Trailers
RE: Help!!! Frame broke

Getting it weighed now is a moot point as we can't even move it since the frame is broke and it had to be hauled on a flat bed just to get it away from the accident scene. As I mentioned, we only had a few kitchen supplies in the camper as we were only going for a weekend trip. The remaining supplies were in our tow vehicle.So if I opened up all the cupboards, pass through storage, underbed storage, closets, etc. in your camper - the only thing i would find is " a few kitchen supplies"; the rest would be empty. BulllShiiit. You sound like a Lippert rep lol. Thank you BillyBob Jim. That seemed like an exceedingly condescending and rude answer.
ERnurse16 07/16/19 11:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Help!!! Frame broke

Okay.....anyone know how I add pictures to this conversation? I've tried figuring out and am not having any luck :o
ERnurse16 07/16/19 06:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Help!!! Frame broke

Getting it weighed now is a moot point as we can't even move it since the frame is broke and it had to be hauled on a flat bed just to get it away from the accident scene. As I mentioned, we only had a few kitchen supplies in the camper as we were only going for a weekend trip. The remaining supplies were in our tow vehicle.
ERnurse16 07/16/19 05:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Help!!! Frame broke

To down the road - how do you figure we were overloaded? We had water in the tanks and a few kitchen supplies in the trailer. We had our clothes and food in the towing vehicle.
ERnurse16 07/15/19 08:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Help!!! Frame broke

Thank you everyone for you answers. We truly appreciate them. It is a 2017 Palomino Model 201SS on a Lippert frame. To clarify, when I said hauling water, I meant the fresh water tanks were full because we were going into the mountains for the weekend. Not hauling extra tanks of water inside the trailer. According to the manufacturer, we could haul something like 500# of supplies. The full tank of water was around #250. There was no mention in the owner's manual, or any paperwork for that manner, that says the trailer should not be towed with a full tank. I can guarantee that we did not have that much in there. I know Lippert won't care. I'm just exceedingly frustrated with their response. I will add pictures as soon as I figure out how to. I'm truly bothered by the trailer manufacturer and Lippert's response because this easily could have been a fatal accident if it had happened while travelling at highway speed. Unfortunately we do not live where I bought the trailer. We have it at the local dealer and they are worthless. They are being punitive since I did not buy the trailer from them. They have told everyone that the frame is just "bent" even though we have pictures and proof that all the welds have failed. Needless to say, we are trying to get the trailer back to the original dealer so that we can get an accurate assessment. We have had 2 certified welders assess the trailer and although they feel like they could fix it, they have both said that the trailer body needs to come off the frame and the whole frame needs to be inspected and fixed. They are also concerned about the damage that the trailer body sustained from hitting the highway. We have NHTSA involved and I have talked with insurance. My insurance company wanted me to attempt a fix with the manufacturer first before submitting the claim as they feel it is 100% a manufacturer flaw.
ERnurse16 07/15/19 07:17pm Travel Trailers
Help!!! Frame broke

My husband and I were hauling our trailer. It was loaded with water but not overloaded. As we were slowing to turn, the actual welds on the trailer broke,slamming the front end into the highway. Now the company is saying we were overloaded because we had water in the tank. If we didn't have extra weight from other supplies, what are the chances that we were overloaded? Shouldn't we have been able to haul water? Just looking for thoughts. The trailer is a 2017 and is just out of warranty. Thanks
ERnurse16 07/15/19 09:42am Travel Trailers
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