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Old 09-29-2015, 07:40 PM   #171
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Here are three of photos of the left side of our 2013 19'. This doesn't add much to the discussion other than I said I would post pictures, and now I can retract what I said earlier about this being something fancier than a simple miter joint. I was confusing the jack base as having something to do with the joint. Well, it sort of does. Looking at that doubler on the inside of the frame, I can't believe this joint is the weak spot in the frame though.

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Old 09-29-2015, 08:47 PM   #172
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A little history from ETI describing the circumstances that resulted in the recall would be helpful.
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Old 09-29-2015, 08:49 PM   #173
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A little history from ETI describing the circumstances that resulted in the recall would be helpful.
How would it be helpful?
Don't they have enough to do?
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Old 09-29-2015, 08:51 PM   #174
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How would it be helpful?
Don't they have enough to do?
LOL... Almost exactly what I was about to post. I sure hope this doesn't mean our minds are melding.
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Old 09-29-2015, 08:53 PM   #175
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LOL... Almost exactly what I was about to post. I sure hope this doesn't mean our minds are melding.

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Old 09-29-2015, 09:04 PM   #176
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I agree that they have plenty on their plate right now, but I'm also curious about the background for this recall. I'm reminded of the issue a couple of years ago with some spare tire mounts not being welded correctly. I remember the video instructing us on how to test our Escapes by grabbing the mounting post and giving it a mighty pull. If it didn't break off, it was okay. This frame joint is clearly in a different realm, but I'm wondering if a few Escapes didn't have this joint executed correctly and the external doubler is a cure-all.
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Old 09-29-2015, 09:06 PM   #177
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I follow manufacturer recalls for motor vehicles... kinda fun! Just like the solar panel attachment points... a couple of failures makes ETI check it up. They care enough about their customers and the business to get in front of issues rather than waiting until lots of folks complain. Isn't that refreshing?
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Old 09-29-2015, 09:16 PM   #178
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How would it be helpful?
Don't they have enough to do?
Agreed. I was just thinking, what if we were dealing with Winnebago or Thor and trying to get anything out of them! HA! Fuhgedaboudit!
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Old 09-29-2015, 10:25 PM   #180
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Here are three of photos of the left side of our 2013 19'. This doesn't add much to the discussion other than I said I would post pictures,
Well it's been an interesting thread for those who like to know these sorts of things. I hadn't specifically looked at that area of the frame previously so I'm happy to see the interior backing plate. Between that and a weld that's difficult to tell from a bend I'm confident that I won't be having any issues with that area.

For those with the 3" frame that have the mending plate added I think that the frame will also become free from potential problems.

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