Why would vertical brace be exposed?

Discussion in 'Camper Pre-Purchase Questions' started by Mtlangst, Jun 14, 2019 at 9:09 PM.

  1. Mtlangst

    Mtlangst New Member

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    hi, I am looking at buying a used pu. In the photos of the camper the vertical braces are exposed and not covered by the canvas. Why would this be like that?
     
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    tombiasi Well-Known Member

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    The flaps behind the posts go on the outside and cover the posts.
     
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    WrkrBee Well-Known Member

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    It would help us if you gave the make and model of the camper. Ok, I see Rockwood now.
     
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    It is a 2011 Rock wood freedom m-1970
     
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    So the flaps are Velcro and just go around the supports?
     
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    Yep, they just didnt take time to secure the velcro
     
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    Oh ok. Thanks. I am a complete noob when it comes to campers.
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    Ours are not covered. No flaps.
     
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    I looked at a couple that were exposed (no wrap around flaps). We have a Starcraft and a Viking and both have flaps. I guess it's just a difference in manufacturer.
     
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    Colemans don't have covers. Just a style thing is suppose.
     
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    It looks to me like that is a Goshen lift on that camper. Beyond style, if the lift columns aren't covered, water will get in during a rain and could do bad things. Some lift systems are designed to be impervious to water, but I don't think the Goshen lift is one of those.
     
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    Ok. Thanks. Other photos of the same camper online are covered. So maybe they just didn't cover them when taking pics to sell the camper. I will make sure they can be covered by the canvas. Thanks
     
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    Huh. I thought those Velcro flaps protected the canvas from the lifter poles rubbing against them. The protection from rain makes sense!
     
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    Made me go look at mine haha... My 2008 StarCraft Off Road RT14 Lifter Arms is all covered...

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