Sunday November 15,2020
Some RV pictures
I am posting some pictures showing the damage to the Redwood frame (probably because of Lippert manufacturing defects) so that others can see the issue.
This is what I saw after some rough roads in northern Ontario, when the RV pin is on the 5th wheel and the landing gear is lifted there is a space wide enough to put your fingers through caused by frame flex:
Some weld breaks where the pin box frame connects to the side main frame:
This picture shows the roadside framework that supports the landing gear legs:
This is the triangular gusset that reinforces the leg to the square tubing, what's not easily visible is that the tubing has actually peeled open at the back!
Again, not a clear picture but the main frame tubing has a long split in it:
I don't have a lot of confidence in the work that Lippert does, while we travel on some bad roads the frame is not up to the task. Looks like some of the damage is caused by cold welds.
November 13, 2020
Winter 2020 in the cold north!
This will document our first winter here in Ontario in 14 years! We are preparing for the worst, Al bought a new snow blower and a pair of fur lined Crocs for his feet although once the snow comes the winter boots will have to be found and employed. We aren't looking forward to staying north but with COVID we can't cross the border to the US with the RV. With the high case count in the US (and counts getting worse here in Ontario) it probably is wise to stay put. Here in the country the counts are minimal so that's a good thing.
More posts to follow!