• Lorraine
    61
    We are preparing to be mobile after our long winter nap set up in a British Columbia RV park.

    Greg was preparing to sand and spray paint the 5th wheel rails in the truck. A close inspection exposed two cracks - one on either side of the front rail.

    It’s always something, but better to find out now rather than on the road.
  • Ray
    923
    Good catch! Do you have to replace or can it be welded to repair?
  • Lorraine
    61
    It can only legally be welded by a licensed welder. Today Greg went to Kelowna for generic replacement rails, but our hitch is 16 years old - a 16,000# Reese. Apparently it’s too old for the new generic rails, so rather than buy a whole new hitch and rails, we are having this one welded and then he will swap the rails front to back.
  • Greg F
    314
    Crisis adverted! Glad you found those cracks in time!
  • George
    9
    If you have found those cracks. I would do a serious check for other cracks that are possible starting.
  • Lorraine
    61
    Yes George. Greg does regular inspections for all aspects of the 5th wheel, and especially things like this which could cause a catastrophe.
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