User Info

 
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Quick Forum Search


Who's Online

Weekly Photo

 
Camping in Atacama Desert Chile
Our first bondock camping at the Atacama Desert
 Views: 31
Posted by chileankj
Mar 15, 2014
in This Week's Photo Winner

Checkout My Rig

 
1986 Jayco Jaydove
First time out for this new to me 1986 Jaydove pop up! In really great condition!
 Views: 185
Posted by redboots
Apr 12, 2014
in Checkout My Rig

Recent Topics

MEK substitute-another ABS question by vagov
[Today at 02:55:14 PM]


Hi from The Great Lakes State! by nimrod65
[Today at 02:54:26 PM]


PEX Clamps Question by IGYPup
[Today at 02:50:58 PM]


iphone charge plug in PUP by vwbusgirlie
[Today at 02:45:20 PM]


Pick one.... Pointless forum game by ccptbo
[Today at 02:44:46 PM]


2014 PA Western/Central Rally by vagov
[Today at 02:43:31 PM]


Coleman 12ft PUP awning and "Add a Room" by ccptbo
[Today at 02:42:30 PM]


Reflective curtains? by Jay R
[Today at 02:42:19 PM]


Good Websites for Trip Planning / Campground Reviews / Etc.? by Ken1967
[Today at 02:34:58 PM]


Looking for a newer TV strongly considering A Ford F150 looking for advice by Miami Camper
[Today at 02:28:10 PM]


battery problem by ccptbo
[Today at 02:25:07 PM]


Texas says hey! by ccptbo
[Today at 02:20:54 PM]

PopupGizmos Solar Bunk Liner kit (PSBL)
See fewer ads! Become a free PopUpPortal member. Click here to Register

Author Topic: pop up support for a skamper 080s  (Read 2622 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline uni_boy15

  • Tenderfoot
  • Posts: 3
    • View Profile
pop up support for a skamper 080s
« on: July 22, 2009, 02:51:35 PM »
So I may get some slack for being a slide in guy on a tow pop up forum but the way I see it, my pop up slide in is a close cousin to your towed rigs.  So my problem started with some damage to the roof so I decided to replace the roof supports on my camper.  that turned into a way bigger job than I thought.  Anyway on the lift mechanism there is a top tube and inside that top tube there is a hexagonal  rod that mounts to a "L" shaped bracket.  The "L" bracket it what connects the roof to the top tube of the lift frame. 

So when I crank up the top, the "L" bracket rotates and punches up through the roof.  I didn't think this was suppose to happen.  any ideas on how this is suppose to work?

 Do I need to take a few pictures?

Offline Twisty

  • Diamond
  • Eagle Camper
  • *
  • Posts: 4,740
  • Gender: Male
    • OR [OR]
    • US [USA]
    • View Profile
    • Photobucket
Re: pop up support for a skamper 080s
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2009, 03:52:37 PM »
The pictures would sure help. I would like to see it set up. My brother had a canopy on his full size truck and the roof hinged at the front. It made into a bed that was supported by two poles that attached to the front end somewhere. Dome shaped tenting end to end. Cool idea. I only got to see it open once.   
Twisty should be used for entertainment purposes only.
2014 Boss 6.2 F350
2012 SV264

Offline uni_boy15

  • Tenderfoot
  • Posts: 3
    • View Profile
Re: pop up support for a skamper 080s
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2009, 11:32:32 AM »
sorry I was out of town all day yesterday so I couldn't get pictures but I did some thinking while I was driving.  could this hex rod be some sort of torsion bar?  Thats the only thing I could come up with...  if I was engineering this thing I would have just put a spring in the lift somewhere but maybe there are less parts to wear out this way.  Anyway, any ideas?

Offline Big_kid

  • Eagle Camper
  • *****
  • Posts: 2,700
  • Gender: Male
    • VA [VA]
    • US [USA]
    • View Profile
    • My photobucket albums
Re: pop up support for a skamper 080s
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2009, 03:23:36 PM »
Years ago a picture was worth a thousand words. In today's economy, it's worth closer to ten thousand.

Got pix?
We have enough youth. How about a fountain of smart?
'68 Starmaster8 SOLD, '97 Starlounge, '95 Astro, '95 Villager