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Old 07-08-2008, 09:52 AM   #1
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Frame issues 1971 31 footer

I have a 1971 31 foot soverign. On the left side half way upthe side but still on the pan or under the low trim in front of the axles, I have part of a cross member that is pushing out the side. I do have minimal sag in the rear and little up front it seems. No frame seperation when I push down on the rear bumper, between frame and body. I am thinking that with front sag the body is maybe twisting to one side or I dont know. It looks starissght and I put a level on the frame I leveled the trailer out and took readings and it all seems Ok though with no frame sag. I almost wonder if the guy B4 me didnt fix any problem with this, and maybe it is nothing. I have no ears in the rear though. I do have the problem of the crossmember sticking out the side and it is just enough to crack the belly as it wrapps up the side. Or maybe that is the lower peice that wrps down. Has anyone else had this problem and does anyone have a fix??
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:18 AM   #2
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I have a 1971 31 foot soverign. On the left side half way upthe side but still on the pan or under the low trim in front of the axles, I have part of a cross member that is pushing out the side. I do have minimal sag in the rear and little up front it seems. No frame seperation when I push down on the rear bumper, between frame and body. I am thinking that with front sag the body is maybe twisting to one side or I dont know. It looks starissght and I put a level on the frame I leveled the trailer out and took readings and it all seems Ok though with no frame sag. I almost wonder if the guy B4 me didnt fix any problem with this, and maybe it is nothing. I have no ears in the rear though. I do have the problem of the crossmember sticking out the side and it is just enough to crack the belly as it wrapps up the side. Or maybe that is the lower peice that wrps down. Has anyone else had this problem and does anyone have a fix??

Your problem is not related to the frame.

Lack of proper running gear balance, will in time, push several outriggers through the underbelly wrap.

That has been going on for over 50 years.

Andy
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Old 07-08-2008, 01:07 PM   #3
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