frame damage-responsiblity Posted April 13 Report Share Posted April 13 Am I right to be upset that a "shackle" ripped off the chassis of my not quite two year old trailer, leaving it seriously lop-sided and twisted? I'm looking for feedback....Have you had any similar experience? Is this a one-off or a sign of the times? I have a 26 foot bumper-pull travel trailer: Shadow Cruiser 225RBS, which I purchased new in 2021. It has done one return trip from Ottawa, Ontario Canada, spending the winter in Arizona. Last week, on its second return trip north, the trailer was so bad I had to stop my trip just south of Sacramento, Here I lie On March 28th I pulled into French Camp RV Resort, Manteca, CA. The next day, a local repairman came to look at it, subsequently made a tack weld and successfully rewired the 110V. The trailer is more level, but I'm advised it is not safe to tow. I'm not sure of the correct terminology, so please bear with me. By the back end of the leaf spring, there is a kind of box welded to the chassis; One side of this had separated from the frame, and the frame rails in that area look like flaky pastry - delaminated(?) The trailer is no longer square as the door no longer closes properly. I have filed a bit at the bottom, which helps, but the top of the door and the jamb will not meet. Just fyi, this trailer is my 24/7 home, and I believe Cruiser (Thor?) needs to take responsibility. This means they either make a professional repair or replace the unit. I was insulted this morning by a phone call from Lippert wanting to send a welder to "fix it" in the RV park. This is not acceptable on two counts: firstly, the park does not allow maintenance on-site, and secondly, to my mind, there's no way an adequate repair could be made anywhere other than in a properly equipped facility. Any thoughts? NB I understand Lippert builds the chassis for the Shadow Cruiser. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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