Posted 28 March 2010 - 03:07 PM
Tuck, A friend of mine showed the pics to a friend of his who used to work for Lance:
The best thing they could do is contact Lance and order a set of new front jacks. Without being there it's hard to comment, plus his pictures are woefully incomplete.
The plates attach through the corner frame member, with the bottom bolt going through the extrusion, LanceLock. Plus, there are backing plates, which self-tapers hold together. After two or three years of production Lance added a Nylock nut to keep the bolts from loosening.
I would imagine that this customer has not been tightening the bolts, the camper was manufactured when backing nuts weren't used, therefore, this unfortunate incident happened. Of course, this is an assumption without seeing complete pictures.
It sounds like there weren't any injuries, which is a very good thing. I wish there were more pictures to dissect. Maybe I missed a forensic calling at some point in my life. I just want to know.
I think he is all wet on this opinion. The bracket damage, IMO, happened due to the fall. As we noticed, the front brackets are bolted from behind, maybe not the rear.
2014 Snowriver 234RBS