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Old 09-07-2009, 09:23 AM   #1
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I'd like to start by saying Fiberglass RV kept me from buying a Love Bug with frame problems. I'm new to FGRV and still searching for my dream trailer. I ran across the Love Bug in my home town and went for a look. Nice on the outside...fair on the inside, with the owner about halfway through a redo. An area of concern was the greater-than-an-inch gap at the door bottom and crazing above the hinge side of the door on the top right corner of the cabin. I noticed also that the front of the trailer had been "notched" where the frame protruded. I looked through the FGRV archives and found that those symptoms were indicative of frame issues. THANKS!!!! It could be fixed but the asking price is $3600...a little steep for what I saw.

Still Looking Mike in West Virginia..........
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Old 09-07-2009, 09:55 AM   #2
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You're educating yourself and that's the first step. Different brands can have slightly different issues. Overall, always print out the Buyer's Check List (it's a PDF) and take it with you whenever you go to look at a trailer. Others will jump in with their suggestions ....
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:58 PM   #3
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An area of concern was the greater-than-an-inch gap at the door bottom and crazing above the hinge side of the door on the top right corner of the cabin. I noticed also that the front of the trailer had been "notched" where the frame protruded.
Welcome Mike,
The gap and crazing are typical of body sag, and may or may not be frame problems. The notched body where the frame protrudes was how they were made. Chances are similar notches were at the back where the frame for the bumper comes out.

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