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Old 11-06-2014, 05:11 PM   #1
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Weld Breakage

Weld breakage
Has any Allegro owners experienced weld failures where the coach framework is welded to the chassis frame? I had a recent incident in which the battery power cable to the genset was pinched between the chassis frame and the coach framework, causing a very bad short. This pinching of the cable was caused by poor and broken welds. Upon further inspection, I found several more broken welds, and cracks, which has allowed the coach to settle downward. The welds and breaks are in the approx 1 X 2 thinwall tubing at the attaching point with the chassis frame. The Allego is a 2004 31 foot, on a Workhorse W-20 chassis, purchased new by me. The breakage is on both left and right sides.

I posted this today in the Tiffin forum, and have received no response, so am posting here. Anyone here have any experience or advice with this problem of coach frame breakage?

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Old 11-06-2014, 05:24 PM   #2
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Clacker....Sorry to hear you are having problems. My guess is you're not the only one...but probably one of the only one's that has noticed. I don't have a RV, but always wondered about the welding of all the sub-structure to the chassis rails, especially on the older monocoque style chassis. JMHO

Best of luck on a solution. Have you contacted Tiffin about it?

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Could be dangerous. Pictures? Did the break occur at the weld or material next to it?

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Old 11-06-2014, 08:38 PM   #4
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Could be dangerous. Pictures? Did the break occur at the weld or material next to it?

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That is what I was going to ask. Either way you need to get pictures and contact Tiffin. Make sure you document every contact (in one way or another) so you have a paper trail.
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