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Old 03-13-2009, 10:37 PM   #1
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frame self destruct

Just had my tt aframe welded back up by a pro first time done by the dealer and was no good. A few more miles and I would have been just towing my aframe but no trailer. Very scary
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Is it a Lippert frame? I have red a lot of bad things about them. I got one but so far it been ok.
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Old 03-14-2009, 09:58 PM   #3
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no it was a northwood nash my dealer claims they build their own frames very poor design. I had a heavy duty machanic repair it
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after looking at your post does northwood make artic fox?
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Old 03-15-2009, 10:13 AM   #5
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Sorry to disappoint you, but unless it is a very early Nash, Northwood like all other manufacturers buys the frames from an outside supplier. AF and Nash are exactly the same with the exception of fit/finish, and window dressing. Where do you live? How rusty is the frame? Complaining without making all the facts known can be deceiving to the general public. Have you towed excessively off road? Were you in an accident while towing? exactly where was this frame damage?
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its a 2005 nash with only paved road mile and never been in a accident. The problem comes from the aframe being tied to the main frame rails with a light one eight piece of steel rather than the channel that the rails and a frame is made of
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Yes Northwood builds Arctic Fox and Nash. Mine was built in Winchester, Va. and they used Lippert frames. It was one of the reason they closed the plant, along with not being able to sell them in the east. I never had any trouble with the frame on My Arctic Fox . I have had problems but the frame not one of them. There was a post on here about a year ago where a guy had a Lippert Frame and it was coming apart from poor welds. Several more said they had the same. One guy said that Lipert Frames were the curse of the fivers. I am sure that most of them very good frames but it don't take but a few to ruin a repation.
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I would not trust having a dealer do any welding work on the frame. Believe it or not, welding a precise art and takes a lot of skill. The right rod, wire or filler material must be used and the right amount of heat to make a good weld. Most of the welding done by dealers and such is classified as "mud-dauber" welding.

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