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Old 07-09-2019, 05:03 PM   #51
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So a few things were determined at the National rally by Lippert.
First is that DRV should have changed my hydraulic pump out per Lippert's instructions and case number instead of ignoring the problems and just adding fluid - overfilling my tank.

Lippert Looked into the rear jack postion and agree they are too far forward.

My front jacks are actually angled towards the rear slightly.

No wonder our trailer shakes so much, an upside down triangle has no stability.
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Old 07-10-2019, 01:40 AM   #52
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Iím hoping to compare a bunch of 39DBRís of varying ages at 3 different rallies in the next 3 months.
This is the quote I was referring to when I asked if anything ever came of your survey of 39DBRSís.
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Old 07-10-2019, 08:04 AM   #53
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Lippert Looked into the rear jack position and agree they are too far forward.

So what is called for in the future? Are the rear jacks going to get moved, what is recommended distance?


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Old 07-10-2019, 09:50 AM   #54
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"Lippert Looked into the rear jack postion and agree they are too far forward."

Lippert built the frame. Why wasn't this corrected in the engineering stage? Same with the angled front jacks.
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Old 07-10-2019, 09:57 AM   #55
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I can tell you with the front sleeved jacks they have SLOP in them. With 3" risers our rig did have some movement. After adding my Custom made blocks the rig is very solid, why??? because the rams are extended much less and are more stable.



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Old 07-11-2019, 10:50 AM   #56
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Anything ever come of this? Kinda been hoping for a run down of what this floor plan has to offer.
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As far as what?
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This is the quote I was referring to when I asked if anything ever came of your survey of 39DBRSís.
so ......

I don't remember the exact reason for that comment, but it probably relates to axle placement and fenders.

I only saw 2019 and 2017 39DBRS3's at the last two rallies, and none on the assembly line in Howe (was mostly toy haulers that day).

Axle placement was the same, as well as crudely cut fenders.

What I did see when comparing models:
The Houston is a longer, 3 axle version of the 39DBRS3.

From the rear edge of the entry door, the two trailers are identical going forward.

All the extra length (about 4') is from the door back.
I don't recall the weight difference, but the brochure lists a dry wight of 16,800 for the 39 and 19,700 for the Houston.

The Houston is 2,900 pounds heavier

GWR for the 39 is 21,000 - two 9,000 pound axles plus 3,000 for the pin.
GWR for the Houston is 24,000 - three 8,000 pound axles, no pin added.

Comparing the Houston to the 39.
The Houston front axle is located about where the rear axle is located on the 39.

Crude pictures but you get the idea.

Also, the angle of attack for the Houston is less since the rear axle is much closer to the rear cap, trailer hitch.
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:52 AM   #57
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"Lippert Looked into the rear jack postion and agree they are too far forward."

Lippert built the frame. Why wasn't this corrected in the engineering stage? Same with the angled front jacks.

Whose excuse do you want to use?

Lippert - we build them to DRV specs
DRV - just a run around
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:54 AM   #58
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So what is called for in the future? Are the rear jacks going to get moved, what is recommended distance?


Thanks Clay

I doubt anything will change.

How many people do you know that prior to purchase got in the rig on jacks and walked, bounced around to check stability?

And after seeing how much movement there was walked away from the deal?
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:57 AM   #59
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Thanks Duane. All good information!!!
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Whose excuse do you want to use?

Lippert - we build them to DRV specs
DRV - just a run around
I think we called that a "CircleJerk" in Construction.
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