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Offline uni_boy15

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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?

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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.   
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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?

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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.

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