5th wheeler hitch safety issue.

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 18:42
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I am not qualified to verify or otherwise comment on this issue, but owners of 5th wheeler vans using single oscillatory hitches may well be advised to check for damage to those hitches and more significantly to the vehicle structure where they are attached.
There are reports of potentially serious damage that may effect safety.

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Peter
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Reply By: DIO - Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 20:03

Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 20:03
Additional information required with some basis of fact. Please.
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 22:13

Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 22:13
DIO, please read my original post again.
I have no further comment to make at this time, but if you have a hitch of the nature described, I repeat my advise.
You may choose to heed it or not.

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Peter
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 23:21

Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 23:21
"There are reports of potentially serious damage that may effect safety. "

Where are these reports you are referring to? Tou should at least be able to the links to them. If you can't then how do we know you are genuine.

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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 23:45

Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 23:45
PeterD, you don't know.
It is up to you to check your hitch or not as you see fit.

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Peter
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Reply By: RV Powerstream P/L - Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 10:41

Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 10:41
Peter and Margaret have posted a potential safety situation that has been raised in another location and due to the potential of legal ramifications it should not be elaborated on by them.

The issue is supposedly under investigation by a Regulatory Authority and I believe the post by the above is out of general concern for peoples well being and safety so it could be prudent for owners of such vehicle to check them to see if a safety problem exists through fatigue cracking.

I believe the problem has been indicated as not the hitch but the connection area on the tow vehicle and the fifth wheeler but due to the hitch limitations.

Ian


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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 12:05

Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 12:05
Thank you Ian.

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Peter.
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