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Old 01-27-2023, 05:29 PM   #43
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There are other Monaco owners that have had frame problems at the rear. There is nothing other than wiring and air lines in that area. The fix involves doubling of some of the tubing and gussets. It is a lot of work. I think some paid about $5000. Any HD truck shop or truck trailer shop can do the job. I think that fix is documented in either this forum or the Roadmaster Forum.
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Dutch Star Don is correct-this can be repaired, but just any welding shop will not be able to do a repair that will be lasting and safe. You will need a frame shop that specializes in this kind of repair. This kind of frame damage is fairly common on heavy trucks even though their frames are much heavier. It may be difficult to convince a truck frame repair shop to tackle your problem because typically they have better access on a truck frame, but that is where I would start. You may end up having to use a small but experienced welding shop or individual; but don't give up because it can be done.
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Old 01-28-2023, 06:59 AM   #45
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Call Josam's in Orlando. They weld Roadmaster frames all the time. They are the Nations Roadmaster experts. No other shop has the experience Josam's has with Roadmaster chassis's.

I own an RV service company that specializes in Monaco/HR coaches and we send all of our customers to Josam's. Never had a customer complain about their service.

It pay's to have experts that know the Roadmaster perform the work.
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Old 01-29-2023, 10:08 PM   #46
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frame repair

I am a certified welder, and my only advice is to get a welder that is very qualified, and has the jacks and patience. If someone "goms" it up, you will never get another welder to touch it. Good luck!!! MOMCAT
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Old 01-30-2023, 06:05 AM   #47
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I am a certified welder, and my only advice is to get a welder that is very qualified and has the jacks and patience. If someone "goms" it up, you will never get another welder to touch it. Good luck!!! MOMCAT
That's exactly the reason both I (post #23) and Chris T. have strongly recommended Josam's in Orlando Florida to repair this broken frame.

They are the BEST in the entire country. Plus, they stand behind their work 100%.
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Old 01-30-2023, 07:14 AM   #48
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Not a difficult repair. From the pictures, that area is a day of work to clean, realign, tack, measure (if even needed), weld, gusset, weld, clean, paint.

The bigger question is where else needs some TLC? If one spot is bad, likely more.

Most important is get it out of the Dealer that has absolutely no idea on how to fix things...surprised they didn't tell you to take the radiator cap off, slide a new RV underneath and re-secure the radiator cap to fix it.
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Old 01-31-2023, 05:03 PM   #49
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As most folks have said, that isn't simply a re-weld job. It needs some custom metalwork done, ie plates and boxing in. But yeah, any reputable metalworking shop should be able to knock that out in a day or two. Don't forget to have them check the rest of the frame. Where there's one,.....
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OP might consider sleeping on the other side of the bed if the cause of the crack isnít obvious.
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