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Old 10-26-2015, 06:29 AM   #1
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Replacing the floor on my Que

I purchased my Que in 2011 with a spongy floor. This year after returning from a snowbird trip, I decided to repair the floor. I plan to upload videos of that repair in hopes that others who want to do this project can be helped.
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Here is the second video on the repair.
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This is the third repair video.
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This is the fourth video.
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:11 AM   #5
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The finished product video.
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Video

Would have loved to watch this but, my iPad won't support the video.
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Old 10-26-2015, 03:14 PM   #7
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floor replace on 2007 Sunline Que

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I uploaded the 5 video clips to YouTube. If you do a search on their site
entitled (floor replace of 2007 Sunline Que) you should be able to view these clips.
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very nice job Paul.
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Yes, very nice job and thanks for sharing!
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Paulo,

Nice job and thanks for sharing. This will be very helpful to other Sunliner's in the future.

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Old 12-21-2016, 03:48 PM   #11
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axle weld failure

Yesterday I was exiting an off ramp of a highway and when I applied the brakes if felt like the trailer ran over a concrete lane divider. It was the axle assembly tearing loose from the frame. I have heard of these failures somewhere on this forum. Total loss, no insurance. Paid towing fee, emptied personal items and handed the keys to the tow company. Very sad- life plans change so quickly.
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Oh my... So sorry Paulo, Glad you are OK.

The axle assembly tearing loose from the frame, that is a new one for me on Sunline Club. I do not recall that, but is maybe. We have had frame failures, , roll over accindents, axle out of alignments, just do not recall axle issues letting go from the camper of a Sunline. I do recall a 5'er of another brand (Heartland I think) of a member having the axle tube separate from the axle seat, this was on a very new camper. It was an axle defect.

A very old unit could have heavily rusted U bolts, especially if they were near a salt water area which could cause something like this, Or worn through shackle links could very easily happen if the axle was leaf springs.

Do you know what let go? The Que, did that have a torsion axle in it? By any chance do you have any pics?

Just trying to learn from your very unfortunate event. There is always something to learn from these tragic events and that can be very helpful to others if something is going on with their camper.

Question: Since you were towing the trailer, does your auto insurance cover a towed trailer? While you may not have an RV policy, normally towing a trailer, any type, can have some level of insurance since the main vehicle can have coverage. Did this not apply in your case?

Again, so sorry the hear this and glad you are OK.

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Yesterday we drove to the tow business address and paid the tow bill, removed our belonging from the trailer and handed over the keys to the trailer to the owner of the tow business. My wife said that it felt like we were being evicted from our home. It had been our home for three months out of each year for the past two years.The truth is that the trailer was so badly damaged that it could not continue the journey with us any longer. I had crawled under the trailer to paint the frame with rustoleum on two seporate occasions in the hopes of slowing down the rust to the frame. I did not see any structural damage but, obviously the process of the welds weakening went undetected. The axle shaft ,which is a torsion shaft, has a boxed steel frame piece that is welded to the frame of the trailer. My wife did use her Ipad to take pictures of the trailer sitting on the ground. The tow truck driver found the axle assembly that night he picked up the trailer. I did not see the axle assembly because it was at a different location from the trailer. If I had known that this problem was happening a reinforcement plate could have been welded on to sandwich that area. Unfortunately we did not have insurance on the trailer and roadside assistance covered only the tow vehicle not the trailer. The in tow trailer has liability coverage from the tow vehicle which applies to damages the trailer would have made to something else. This is a good example of why you should insure your trailer. In my experience collecting on a claim only increased our insurance premiums to the point of reimbursing the insurance company for their loss of covering us in the first place. No reason to cry over spilt milk. Live and learn. Thank you for your concern.
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A sad day indeed.
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Paulo,

Thank you for reporting back. WOW... the axle was in a different location.... So glad you did not get hurt. So sad this happened to you and your wife.

The tow vehicle insuring only liability if the trailer hits something else, ah got it. Now I understand.

Hopefully some day you can get another camper and get back into RV'ing.

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What a shame, Paul, but definitely a good lesson learned about having it insured. Especially as these trailers get older and aren't worth as much, the temptation to go uninsured is higher.

I'd like to document the VIN of this Que, if you don't mind sending it to me via private message.
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