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Perrysburg Dodgeboy

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Posted: 07/02/12 06:58am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here's an idea, send that pic to the frame builder and ask them what they think! After all they built it, tested it and have all the necessary data to tell the OP how and what to do.

Me I would take it to a certified welder and have the holes welded closed and ground flush. We do it all the time in the tool trades without any issues, even on I-Beams.

Don

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Posted: 07/02/12 08:51am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If it's a Lippert frame, they likely haven't done any testing on it and have no engineering data on it to give any kind of educated reply. They slap the carp together and throw it out the door.


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Posted: 07/02/12 09:45am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SoCalDesertRider wrote:

If it's a Lippert frame, they likely haven't done any testing on it and have no engineering data on it to give any kind of educated reply. They slap the carp together and throw it out the door.


Thank you very much SoCal...respect your opinions based on things you've
commented on...others...well just comments out of context to 'me' IMHO

Filed this for futures in case I come across a opportunity to either
purchase a Lippert (won't) or work on one...


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Really stupid question here.

My TT was built in 94. I have no idea how to identify the frame manufacturer.

Thanks!


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jerem0621 wrote:

Really stupid question here.

My TT was built in 94. I have no idea how to identify the frame manufacturer.

Thanks!


There should be a label on the trailer somewhere that ID's the OEM
and has the trailer ratings. It should look pretty much like the
TV GVWR label info, but for the trailer

Why not ask that OEM about their opinion on what has happened to that
tongue, instead of asking here from us outsiders to their design
info...

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BenK wrote:

jerem0621 wrote:

Really stupid question here.

My TT was built in 94. I have no idea how to identify the frame manufacturer.

Thanks!


There should be a label on the trailer somewhere that ID's the OEM
and has the trailer ratings. It should look pretty much like the
TV GVWR label info, but for the trailer

Why not ask that OEM about their opinion on what has happened to that
tongue, instead of asking here from us outsiders to their design
info...


Hey BenK, that sounds like a great plan. I will try to ID the frame manufacturer and get ahold of them. If you all want, I can report back with what they say.

Thanks!

Jeremiah

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jerem0621 wrote:

BenK wrote:

jerem0621 wrote:

Really stupid question here.

My TT was built in 94. I have no idea how to identify the frame manufacturer.

Thanks!


There should be a label on the trailer somewhere that ID's the OEM
and has the trailer ratings. It should look pretty much like the
TV GVWR label info, but for the trailer

Why not ask that OEM about their opinion on what has happened to that
tongue, instead of asking here from us outsiders to their design
info...


Hey BenK, that sounds like a great plan. I will try to ID the frame manufacturer and get ahold of them. If you all want, I can report back with what they say.

Thanks!

Jeremiah


OK I think that is what I said

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Posted: 07/04/12 08:56pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi Jeremiah,

Is your A frame a tube frame or a C Channel? There may be another option for your mini ball problem if it is C Channel.

John


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Hi John, My A Frame is tube and not C channel. Thanks!

Jeremiah

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