We just purchased a 2017 Scamp
16. Itís in like-new condition, stored inside, lightly used. When looking it over prior to purchase, we noticed a clunking noise when walking thru the area over the axle
, as if that section of floor wasnít supported. The PO did say that their Lippert axle
was replaced under warranty by a local trailer shop. The camper is now in a storage barn, so I canít confirm this, but I suspect the replacement axle
lacked the angle bracket the supports the floor at mid point. Assuming this is the case, Iím trying to imagine how to fix this. Iím not sure I like the idea of someone welding that close to the wood floor. And I thought I read somewhere that welding could damage the rubber torsion bands.
So, first question: Am I right to be concerned about welding in that area?
Related questions: I assume that much floor movement isnít a good thing but maybe not a big deal? And if it is a big deal, how might someone add bracing in this area without using the axle as a point of contact?
I tend to wake up in the middle of the night worrying about stuff like this...it could be a long winter!