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Old 07-24-2008, 09:11 PM   #21
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Pull a string tight across the header or use a long straight edge. The pic may be an illusion or you have the beginning of a problem.

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I did see some pictures done that way looking at the posts this afternoon. I will try that but it will be Sunday evening before I have a chance to do so.

OK - I could not wait and went out and did the string test. the header across the front appears to be bowed 1/4 to 1/2 inch towards the front.

I plan to call Sagon, the dealer where I purchased my Sunline and see what they know about this.

In the mean time, is there an agreed upon fix for this if it is still in the early stages. I have trips planned for the next several weekends, but not sure if I should make them without the repair completed.



I will post pics as soon as possible and let all know what Sagon has to say.

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Old 07-25-2008, 07:34 AM   #22
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We too bought our 2363 from Sagon. We had decided to just fix the problem ourselves since it is in the beginning stage. I'm curious to know what they tell you. I really don't want to pull it from Woodstock to Jackson with this problem. Maybe we should at least report the problem to them.

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Old 07-25-2008, 12:35 PM   #23
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We too bought our 2363 from Sagon. We had decided to just fix the problem ourselves since it is in the beginning stage. I'm curious to know what they tell you. I really don't want to pull it from Woodstock to Jackson with this problem. Maybe we should at least report the problem to them.

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I cannot remember if you have posted about your repair. Have you had the work done? About how much did it cost? or do you expect it to cost.

I am curious how much I should expect to pay and if I should take it to someone closer for repair. Sagon is about hour from me, but if I knew what to tell someone to do, I might just take it to a welder nearby.

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Old 07-25-2008, 02:34 PM   #24
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David,

We too bought our 2363 from Sagon. We had decided to just fix the problem ourselves since it is in the beginning stage. I'm curious to know what they tell you. I really don't want to pull it from Woodstock to Jackson with this problem. Maybe we should at least report the problem to them.

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I cannot remember if you have posted about your repair. Have you had the work done? About how much did it cost? or do you expect it to cost.

I am curious how much I should expect to pay and if I should take it to someone closer for repair. Sagon is about hour from me, but if I knew what to tell someone to do, I might just take it to a welder nearby.

David
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Check out Tweety's fix on Page 9 - 4th reply from the top of the page in the Bent front frame cross-member on '07 Solaris T-2499 topic within the Repairs and Maintenance forum.

They had Lippert perform the work and it cost them $91.
If I was in your situation, I would look to get the same fix that Tweety got and use their prices as a bench mark to compare with estimates received.

Hope this helps.
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:28 AM   #25
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My 2553 has been inspected by Sagon and Lippert has looked at the picture below. Sagon told me the slight bow (see picture below) is normal and that the c channel across the front does not normally take that much stress in pulling the trailer and that most of the strength comes from the 4 inch c channel extending from the coupler to the i beams down the side of the trailer.

Both Sagon and Lippert said I could re-enforce the the front c channel, but felt it was not really necessary in my case. As one would suspect, the frame is out of warranty and I cannot claim it on my extended warranty because 'it has not failed' yet.

I will agree that at this point that there are no other indications that I have a problem. My battery sits fine, no bowing in any other components, no cracked welds.

I am curious if anyone else has the same very slight bowing that I see on my trailer.

At this point, I am going to use the string method to docment the amount of bow in my front c channel. At the first sign of any change in the amount of bow, I will pursue again.

(I also had the Dometic recall work performed!)


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Old 07-30-2008, 01:20 PM   #26
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partimcmpr,

I also have a 2553 built in Sept. 2004 but I show no bending of the header as of yet. I will continue to watch the post in the "repairs and modifications" section. If there is a possibility that the bending can happen I would want to take action. I am waiting for Kanyon Kitty to post her fix.

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I am curious if anyone else has the same very slight bowing that I see on my trailer.
David, my '99 has the same bow in the header that you see on your trailer, and it has been there since the day we took delivery of the trailer when it was new.
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:38 PM   #28
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Frame problems

I checked the A frame and crossmember of my 2075 and saw no problem. This trailer is a 2007 with 6000 miles on it. The tongue weight is 660 lbs so is lighter than some of the ones being discussed.
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I can see no problems with the A frame or crossmember on our 2007 2075 So sorry to hear of all the problems many of you are having
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Old 08-06-2008, 02:09 PM   #30
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I am curious if anyone else has the same very slight bowing that I see on my trailer.
David, my '99 has the same bow in the header that you see on your trailer, and it has been there since the day we took delivery of the trailer when it was new.
I am hoping I am OK. I will be watching closely, at least for a while.

BTW - I feel comfortable that Sagon looked closely at my trailer. In fact, I think most of the service and body department may have looked at it! At least I did get the Dometic Fridge recall taken care of while they had my trailer.

Later,
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