Originally Posted by Andrew Gibbens
Where is Frederick? From memory, he found that jacking up just the extreme four corners of a Fiber-Stream so the wheels were off the ground was enough to crack the frame.
My frame warped and sagged to the point that the door frame was out-of-square, and it flexed 1/2" when stabilized to true so that the door could operate properly.
While I read here that Scamp's
frame is made from 3" x 1.5" tube, the original frame for Fiber Stream
is only 2" x 1" tube for weight
reduction. I have doubled up my frame with an additional 2" x 2" tube sistered to the bottom of the original, from the coupler to the bumper, with gussets at the corners where the main rails meet the tongue triangle, which is a separate piece and not bent. This tube also has thicker walls than the original. The leaf spring brackets were cut off of the original frame and new ones were installed to the bottom of the sistered frame. Now the entry door operated properly and there is no flexing when stabilized.