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Old 04-09-2014, 03:25 PM   #1
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Frame broken

I'm will no longer have an Montana the frame broke on my 2008 3500RL and has been total by insurance co. Have bought and Cedar Creek

My MOC # is 9744 please remove from forum
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Old 04-09-2014, 03:49 PM   #2
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What is that on the back?????
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Old 04-09-2014, 04:02 PM   #3
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Swivel wheel trailer with MP3 500 scooter
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Old 04-09-2014, 04:31 PM   #4
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Where did the frame break?
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Old 04-09-2014, 04:33 PM   #5
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I hope you enjoy your new 5 er. Lipitor made its frame to.
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Old 04-09-2014, 04:41 PM   #6
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Lipitor? Do you mean Lippert?
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Old 04-09-2014, 04:54 PM   #7
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Yes thanks. If you can't laugh at yourself you shouldn't laugh at anybody.
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:13 PM   #8
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I have felt the rig clogging my arteries at times. Maybe a Lipitor frame isn't a bad idea
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:31 PM   #9
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Crestor builds a mighty good frame! That's what I heard?
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:41 PM   #10
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Crestor gave me diaria
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:10 AM   #11
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The frame broke some where in front they took cover off under front couldn't find it. They said would have remove the wall in bedroom to find what happen estimated cost $30,000 to repair then insurance co would have to make sure would not happen again. Insurance didn't want that reasonability.
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:59 AM   #12
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I hope ctomwood is happy with the new coach and enjoys many years with it. As mlh points out, same frame manufacturer. The main reason we did not consider CC is the sidewall framing was not welded together. FR chooses to rivet and or screw their frame together with braces. As of the last show we attended, this was still true.
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I guess I made the mistake of letting Keystone repair my frame on the 06 3400 when it broke, I should have contacted the insurance company. I would have taken a total and the cash. I don't think the CC will be any better but wish him the best of luck. Wonder if he will put all the "stuff" on the back. I would have guessed the frame broke at the back.
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I guess I made the mistake of letting Keystone repair my frame on the 06 3400 when it broke, I should have contacted the insurance company. I would have taken a total and the cash. I don't think the CC will be any better but wish him the best of luck. Wonder if he will put all the "stuff" on the back. I would have guessed the frame broke at the back. Who is the insurance company .I have got to give them a look..
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:25 AM   #15
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Plenty of additional stress on the frame with that rig. Best of luck with your new Cedar Creek frame.
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:58 AM   #16
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I guess there is a good reason Keystone voids the warranty when you put a hitch on the back and start pulling stuff with it. Just because the frame failed toward the front doesn't mean the extra stress on the back didn't contribute to it.
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:11 AM   #17
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I guess this is where I ask all you barnyard engineers this question.

You are all on board when you put 6 hydraulic pistons on the frame then put the entire 14-15k rig in the air. Don't even try and convince me it does it perfectly level all the way up.

Let someone put 300 lbs on a hitch in the rear and you are all over it as the cause of frame problems, hang nails or whatever.
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My Brass Svenson Valve went out in my Montana, and they told me it was because I put weight on my hitch? Well was most likely a contributing factor?
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My Brass Svenson Valve went out in my Montana, and they told me it was because I put weight on my hitch? Well was most likely a contributing factor?
And what was the repair cost? Partial information leads to confusion!!
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:10 AM   #20
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Well from watching the level up system operate scores of times it looks like the weight is fairly evenly distributed when leveling and it is a static load not weight bouncing around on the rear of the camper only. The rear 4 jacks all come down at the same time. The good thing is I will bet his pin weight was light. Don't know if that "stuff" was a contributing factor but it may have been tempting fate. I mean my 06 3400 broke with nothing on the back.
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