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Apache Hardside Set Up
« on: August 31, 2009, 09:58:01 AM »
In another thread, someone asked to see how an Apache's sidewalls worked.  I promised pics.  Here is the set up from start to finish for anyone interested.  It takes 5-10 minutes.

First, you crank up the roof.  The side walls come up with the roof.  There is a roller arm on each wall corner that rides in a track in the roof's frame.  The wall stands up almost all the way on it's own.







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Re: Apache Hardside Set Up
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2009, 10:03:27 AM »
The roof raises just a smidge above the sidewalls height.  You just flip the side walls up vertical and clip them to the lift arm with some plastic clips that rotate in place.  Then, you lower the roof a bit so it sits on the sidewalls and forms a seal with the gasket on the roof frame.




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Re: Apache Hardside Set Up
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2009, 10:07:18 AM »
Next, you pull out the beds and put the poles under them.  The bed end wall gets folded up like a tee-pee.  Then, you go in the trailer and raise it up so the bed roof attaches to the trailer roof.  There are turn dial latches that tighten the bed roof up against the trailer roof frame.  They come with two latches per end new.  Someone added a third one in the middle or mine.






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Re: Apache Hardside Set Up
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2009, 10:09:51 AM »
Next, you raise up the bed side panels to about 45 degrees and slide them back into the trailer so you can stand them up vertical.   Once they are vertical, you slide them into place.




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Re: Apache Hardside Set Up
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2009, 10:11:39 AM »
Finally, you go outside and put a cover on each lift arm. 




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Re: Apache Hardside Set Up
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2009, 10:13:17 AM »
Here is a video of the roof being cranked down:

http://s34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/xxxflhrci/camper/camper%20set%20up/?action=view&current=MVI_5082.flv

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Re: Apache Hardside Set Up
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2009, 11:44:17 AM »
Good deal, xxx'
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Re: Apache Hardside Set Up
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2009, 12:28:48 PM »
Thats really cool.
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Re: Apache Hardside Set Up
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2009, 11:37:32 PM »
That pretty much answers the questions I had about hard sides :)


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Re: Apache Hardside Set Up
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2009, 12:16:47 AM »
the more i see them, the more I want one.... the DW is saying "if we sell the pup, the next one we get will be a TT"... and I keep telling her that if we do that, it stays parked in the road/cul de sac in front of our house... so a hard side would cover both preferences...
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Re: Apache Hardside Set Up
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2009, 09:45:29 AM »
Here is another video of an Apache getting cranked down.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bastianelli/3785474853/

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Re: Apache Hardside Set Up
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2009, 09:35:43 PM »
I always wondered how that worked too!  Thanks for sharing. That is a sweet vintage for sure!

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Re: Apache Hardside Set Up
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2009, 11:30:07 AM »
 Triple X, THAT is appreciated. Perfect. Thanks for taking the time to make, upload and post these pictures and the video. This falls project now is materials search and thought collection on the canvas/hard wall replacement concept. The concept is good... re-creating the Apache geometries is the challenge. I'll follow up if I take this on after thought collection.
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Re: Apache Hardside Set Up
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2009, 08:18:12 AM »
We have some friends that have one of these.  It needs lots of work (electrical & plumbling mostly), but it's still a good camper.
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