Hi, folks -
My efforts to repair my 2000 Grandby continue. Latest discovery is that welds have broken on the three short frame tubes at the front of the camper. I expect this is from the camper banging into the lip of the truck bed (an issue I am addressing).
It's currently impractical to transport the camper to a welding shop. So, I'm planning to use stainless steel angle brackets (to prevent corrosion) and aluminum pop rivets to resecure the tubes. Any thoughts on this approach?
As most of us know, FWC only welded one of the four edges of the tubes. I understand they did that to enable more frame flex for offroading. However, it also makes those welds prone to breakage.
In the photo, I have displaced one of the tubes for emphasis. The other two identical tubes also have broken welds at one or both ends.
Kevin in San Diego