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Old 09-13-2021, 12:47 AM   #1
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Frame crack/stress crack

have found stress cracks on vertical risers in storage compartment ! any insight appreciated 2016 MS 41 RSSB4

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Old 09-13-2021, 01:27 PM   #2
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My advice has always been "say no to Crack"
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Old 09-13-2021, 01:33 PM   #3
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They look like these?




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Old 09-13-2021, 01:37 PM   #4
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They look like these?
This yours?

Is that at the front landing gear?
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Old 09-13-2021, 06:08 PM   #5
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This yours?

Is that at the front landing gear?

These pics are the OP's. I am just helping him post the pics.
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Old 09-14-2021, 02:41 AM   #6
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YES both front vertical legs ( leveling legs attached ) are cracked from bottom of GUSSET attachment point !!!!!
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Old 09-14-2021, 07:41 PM   #7
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Just a question, no accusation, do you do a pull test with the landing gear down?
I've seen it done.
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Old 09-15-2021, 02:30 PM   #8
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Whats a pull test.
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Old 09-16-2021, 02:07 AM   #9
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Whats a pull test.
Funny guy.
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Old 09-16-2021, 02:15 PM   #10
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Funny guy.
With the correct hitch ZERO reason to do so.
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Old 09-17-2021, 01:16 PM   #11
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With the correct hitch ZERO reason to do so.
And what hitch is that?
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Old 09-17-2021, 03:55 PM   #12
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And what hitch is that?
With the pinbox and hitch plates touching or slip disk sandwiched between, the handle closed and locked and the 1" thick jaws closed around the kingpin there is simply no reason to do a pull test. It's called a "visual test".

Other hitches like the Curt? HE!! yes I would do a pull test every time!!!


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Old 09-17-2021, 08:48 PM   #13
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My TS-3 has similar jaws but I still do a pull test.
On the TS-3 the release handle only moves about inch between release and lock.
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Old 09-17-2021, 11:06 PM   #14
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Towed a 5er for 17 years. Never did a pull test. Never had to do a pull test. I knew when jaws were locked.
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Old 09-18-2021, 04:31 PM   #15
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Towed a 5er for 17 years. Never did a pull test. Never had to do a pull test. I knew when jaws were locked.

Pull test or visual test pick your poison. Me likes a hitch I can simply look at to confirm it's HITCHED.
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Old 09-18-2021, 05:15 PM   #16
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Pull test or visual test pick your poison. Me likes a hitch I can simply look at to confirm it's HITCHED.
I do a visual check as well.
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Old 09-18-2021, 10:03 PM   #17
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Me too!

The “goal” method….. Get Out And Look.

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Old 09-19-2021, 01:57 AM   #18
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Well - you can ‘look’ at a TS-3 and it can look latched, but unless you either do a pull test with the latch handle or the truck there is no guarantee it is licked in.
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Old 09-19-2021, 06:08 AM   #19
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Me too!

The “goal” method….. Get Out And Look.

Dan
Plus I load the back with wood for my landing gear.
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Old 09-19-2021, 08:03 PM   #20
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Well - you can ‘look’ at a TS-3 and it can look latched, but unless you either do a pull test with the latch handle or the truck there is no guarantee it is licked in.
That's fine as I am only commenting on the B&W hitch system.
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