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Old 08-08-2017, 06:55 PM   #1
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Cracked upright frame tube

I'm looking for suggestions from other Monaco owners that had this type of frame repair done on their coaches.
Where is a best place to have this repair done?

The other side is ok, but I will have it gusseted too. Are there any other points on the frame that should be gusseted before they crack?

We are in ND, but will go where ever need to go to have the best repair work done.

This repair is on a 05 Monaco Signature Coach.

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In the first pic just above the torsion arm bolt is a small gusset. Is that also cracked at the welds to the frame members.
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I don't think so it looks like it in the picture. I'm going to clean it up better tomorrow with a wire brush a see. I peeled the flux off of half of the weld, that is why it look so different.
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Is it possible to just have the crack welded at a welding shop and do the right fix when you get back home? Whoever does the welding, make sure to disconnect the trans ecm, and disconnect the batteries. Also the engine ecm.
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We are full time RV's I will only do it right the first time, and not just patch it. We will go south for the winter.
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Alliance coach in Wildwood Fl. They do many of those. Common on RR10 Roadmaster Chassis. They do it correctly by inserting inner tubing and gussets.
Simple welding on the road did not hold on mine.
Search "Failed vertical drive axle posts" on this site.
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Thank you that is what I'm looking for.
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Just talked to Alliance Coach in Wildwood FL & the person that used to do the repair for the cracked upright has retired and they do not do any repair of this type now.
So still looking for a good shop and references.
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On the Monacoers web site there is a wright up about this issue. It has pictures of the repair that Wildwood did. They welded the cracks and put a gusset on the down tube. It is under the files section under the name David Pratt Frame repair. I would find a certified welder and show him the pictures. A lot of pipe line welder around the country.
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Try Josams in Orlando.
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Thanks Crazyknight
I just called them & they will repair it .
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For a West coast shop you could contact Redlands Truck & RV in Redlands, California. They did some extensive frame repair on my 2004 Tiffin.
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Josams is top notch. They are also a Premier alignment truck shop
My "X" braces welds also failed at the top where they attach to the frame.
Mine had 3x12 gussets and they pulled away; welds did not hold.
I determined that they had to go all the way to the top of the frame rails
I did my own with 2x2 square tubing inserted in the 3x3 posts.
I used 3x18x1/2 plate for gussets, and welded them all the way up to the frame.
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Do you have a picture of your repair? As far as I know mine are ok yet, but you never know.
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