Originally Posted by Donna D.
Checking frames for any brand of all-molded-towable should be a yearly maintenance item.
The only way to confirm the structural integrity of the frame is to have the welds on the frame tested and the test methods would need to be contingent on the welding specification used.
This is not something an owner can do unless they pay for the testing and then you would really want to think twice before going down this road. I suspect not only would any spray insulation need to be removed but likely the trailer would need to be unbolted from the frame in order to access all the welds.
The frames on trailers such as Escape are required to pass certain certifications and inspections to comply to any applicable Canadian and US Vehicle Safety Standards among others.
I'm not too sure how you would include checking the trailer frame as a regular maintenance item beyond doing a visual which will tell you next to nothing other than yes, you may want to wax the underside on occasion.
I think the best anyone can really do is rely upon the manufacturer to provide notification in the event of an issue, which is what Escape has done.
I also wonder if there have been any catastrophic frame failures on any of the units noted as part of the recall. I'm certain someone would have heard by now.