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    Not sure how wide spread this is

    So you think these camper frames are made with a special or high strength steel....... I sure don't.
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    Not sure how wide spread this is

    Yes but in the video, that fellow claimed all the breaks have been in the webbing. But yes the flanges are to light. Maybe we could sell enforcement kits for them?? [:D]
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    Not sure how wide spread this is

    Here is a video of a fellow reinforcing his new camper frame made by Lippet. He claims they commonly failed so he's fixing his trailer now and I agree that's its much easier to repair before it cracks or bends although I'd have made the fish plated slightly differently. He says the I beam web...
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    Back to Lake Ste Kathryn Campground

    I few more photos taken there. This is a fishing lake for those who think they can catch any.... We buy fresh lake fish at the local market so we know we'll be eating well. :grin:
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    Back to Lake Ste Kathryn Campground

    This past weekend we made it to Lake Ste Kathryn for our 1st outing of the year! Ask if you'd like more details of this wonderful CG in the western UP of MI. We clear a nice little trail that goes around some marshes there, ak the trumpeters you see below. There was only one other camp site used...
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    Not sure how wide spread this is

    OK, its hot rolled mild steel homogeneous I beams. Please don't get mad but its not special or high strength for off-road application. Seems most camper manufacturers bids out frames at whatever specifications for the frames they need. In the steel industry these I beams would not be called...
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    Not sure how wide spread this is

    98% of frames in the world are made from channel iron. The portion that the hitch is welded to are commonly rectangular tubing. What gives them strength is the dimensions of the rectangle, and its wall thickness. Nothing solid.
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    Not sure how wide spread this is

    I'm skeptical there is much, if any difference in frame material weight comparing off-road and on-road campers. [::)] There isn't any frame difference in whatever name brand truck "off-road baha truck package" and there regular ol truck frames they also manufacture.
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    Not sure how wide spread this is

    Camper frames are indeed made from light materials. As BillyMac stated, even 3/16 thick material might not have failed. I just about purchased an old pop-up frame to make a materials hauling trailer. With the camper off you can look at the frame and compare it to utility trailers one will...
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    Chains shrunk! Ha hah.

    So this is a new camper? I thought it was a new problem on old camper-tow vehicle. Maybe I misread Susan's post?
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    Chains shrunk! Ha hah.

    Well, the chains don't shrink so "something" is shorter. :rolleyes: Your hitch is pinned correct?
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    dark one on road side

    Another internal shot. Note the book on the counter. [V]
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    dark one on road side

    Here is one we spied this spring on the road side you folks might consider. [LOL] It may have been parked there all winter at a roadside state parking area. It has rubber roofing installed over it. Maybe you are looking for a cheap fixer upper? :grin: Ya, it was open.
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    Prime camping weather is getting closer

    Yesterday we went to Bob lake NFS campground (Ottawa National forest, UP of MI) to cleared a trail there and seen this. I should add, it appeared we were the first ones to Bob L this year. More good news is we are pulling the camper out today and heading south to another NFS campground...
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    Prime camping weather is getting closer

    Next to the trailer, is where we normally park our camper. [;{}] of cosure this is snow I pushed in there over the winter while clearing our yard.




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