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Topic: 2005 weekend warrior fs2600 frame repairs

Posted By: joedirt on 03/17/14 10:20am

i know there is a sticky about this lawsuit, but that has came and gone,..i recently baught a 2005 ww fs2600 toyhauler that has not had the work done to it,..but ive noticed some slight movement in the front panel,..curious if someone could post up some pics of the welding work allready done to their trailer to help give me an idea of what needs to be done

thanks in advance


Posted By: Y-Guy on 03/17/14 10:37am

I assume you went through the pinned thread already, there are pictures posted in the thread.


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Posted By: joedirt on 03/17/14 11:14am

Y-Guy wrote:

I assume you went through the pinned thread already, there are pictures posted in the thread.


ya ive read it completely,..but the pictures that were posted of the frame repairs were on page 27 back in 2008,..those pictures arnt hosted anymore


Posted By: Y-Guy on 03/17/14 12:21pm

joe since there are different settings if you can get me the post number, its located to the right of where the date is posted I'm happy to try to reach the member.


Posted By: joedirt on 03/17/14 12:29pm

Y-Guy wrote:

joe since there are different settings if you can get me the post number, its located to the right of where the date is posted I'm happy to try to reach the member.



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vspec wrote:

Yes, please post some pictures. I have a buddy with the same trailer and it looks like we will be doing the mods ourselves. Any pictures would be very very helpful. Thanks in advance !!!!!


Here they are..... this is what WW did on mine for an upgrade. They put on 6 outriggers and ran channel iron from right side to left side across on all the spring hangers. They also (welded) boxed inside the spring hangers with steel plate.






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Posted By: dedmiston on 03/17/14 12:34pm

Y-Guy wrote:

joe since there are different settings if you can get me the post number, its located to the right of where the date is posted I'm happy to try to reach the member.


It's Howie's post (Racorman). 21712128.


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Posted By: dedmiston on 03/17/14 12:36pm

Here's a diagram I drew up when they did mine. The orange line is where the front wall sat on the frame. The front corners were cantilevered over the frame. They added a box to entirely support the walls.

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Posted By: Y-Guy on 03/17/14 02:54pm

Joe I'd send him a PM I bet he still has the photos, just took them off of his photobucket site. He's a good member here. Dave knows this stuff too, he's got a WW.


Posted By: BigDogF250 on 03/18/14 09:10am

My 2006 FSC3200 was built using the "new" design, C channel frame and frame all the way to the edges of the front wall. If you have any questions I'd be happy to look at it or shoot a pic. It's in the side yard so I see it every evening.

You can also search for the PDF document that has the fixes listed in it, it included measurements, steel thickness and was a good guide for someone to fab from. I will check to see if I have a copy, if so I will shoot you a PM for email address.

Good Luck.


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Posted By: joedirt on 03/18/14 12:02pm

found a few pics online of this method...im thinking thios would be pretty simple and cost efective...what ya think?

http://theoilfarm.blogspot.com/2012/02/weekend-warrior.html

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Posted By: joedirt on 03/20/14 08:14am

any feedback on this settup?


Posted By: BigDogF250 on 03/20/14 09:06am

joedirt wrote:

any feedback on this settup?


The way I look at it is this: You only need enough to get the job done. If you build a frame that can hold 100,000 pounds and put 10,000 pounds on it you are towing lots of extra steel you don't need to. So I can't say you need to add as much framing as that guy did, from the pictures it looks overkill. But I wasn't there, I didn't see how many problems he was trying to address.

That said I think WW under designed their frames. So it's not uncommon to see places where you will need to add reinforcement. Take measurements and make really good observations with it connected to your vehicle and see what needs work. There are plenty of shops that can help with this if you are feeling out of your depth. I have done some on my own and I have had a shop do some.


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