Camping Alone

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  1. Becky Roque

    Becky Roque Member

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    My pop up has to be lifted manually, usually not an issue except I’ll want to go alone sometimes and I can’t lift my top alone. I was thinking a jack of some sort??
     
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    Can you use a drill? We use one for the stability legs.
     
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    What popup do you have? Why is popping it alone an issue?
     
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    Good question...A impact is a option but i wouldn't run it all the way on a drill.
     
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    Without knowing what aspect is causing an issue it's difficult to help.
     
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    Drill is good, impact is bad.
     
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    I assume she’s saying that having to manually raise it by herself is quite a workout and not something she can handle by herself. Using a drill until right near the end and then using hand crank to finish it off would be a good fit, unless something mechanical is preventing it from lifting.
     
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    A drill with the right socket attachment will do the trick. Good Luck!
     
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    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    Im a single female and go out by myself all the time. Would you be able to manage the other aspects of bringing your popup, like putting in the shephard poles and lifting the gally sink? For me the raising the roof was exhausting, but doable with rest. However lifting the gally sink was heavy and at the time my upper body strength wasn't there. Nothing like doing strength training exercise just to go camping. Now I can handle everything myself, but it was work to get my body ready.
     
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    My Dewalt drill wont touch mine ...But i have rooftop ac..Even so the wife can crank it up.
    My guess the OP has some injury limitations or has a old stiff pop up.
    She needs to give us some more info.
     
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    It wasn’t given to me with some way to raise it other than lifting one side up and using a locking bar to keep it up then lifting the other side
     

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    There should a crank arm sticking out on front or back where you attach a crank handle to lift it up or down.
    My guess the cables are broke...If not you can research the model and look for a replacement crank attachment/handle.
     
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    It’s not a crankable pop up! I’m not sure it ever was...there’s no cables it’s just a pull up.
     
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    What brand and model?
     
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    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    Yeah that is an OLD popup. They only had external lift arms back then. I have no clue how to help you in this case.
     
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    Someone will be along with experience with that type of lift. My limited understanding of those types is it uses brute force to raise.
     
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    Ok i see now...That is out of my league and i may be totally wrong...But that has modified or so old they made them that way.
    I have never seen that before....But rest assure someone on here has and help you more.
     
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    There has to be some kind of cheater bar or tool to aid in setting it up.
    Pretty wild none the less.
     
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    Previous owner/owners...Check for title if it has one...Paperwork? registrations....Find a model number and make and hit the computer
    and start searching for info.
     
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    I would like to see the kind of popup that was designed to be put up that way.
     
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