Camping Alone

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  1. Becky Roque

    Becky Roque Member

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    I posted a picture
     
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    I have never seen one...And if it is backyard engineered they did some serious thinking on it.
    The picture does appear to look factory if you blow it up.
     
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    Yeah it’s not too bad, very simple with two people, but not simple alone!
     
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    Not much help, but get a six pack and ask the neighbors to help. I was thinking some kind of bar that attaches to the sizzor style lift so you have some kind of levrage and can use your body weight to lift it. Other then a rough idea, i got nothing.
     
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    OP, your popup looks to be in great shape for its age. I remember a person made a leverage bar for his A-liner. I'll see if I can find the video. Maybe fabricating a similar leverage bar would help. BRB
     
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    Found it....wonder if this idea couldnt be used on your lift arms?
     
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    I was thinking similar thoughts! But having a six pack on hand sounds hood too!
     
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    A jack would be hard to work - you'd have to use 2x4s along with it and the jack would be real wobbly.

    It's an odd working and most solutions I can think of would be iffy trying to do solo.

    But as I'm thinking, maybe you could add a hydraulic strut (like for hatchbacks) and install it so it will help lift. It doesn't need to do all the work, just enough to take the full weight off you.
     
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    Since her roof goes straight up, that wouldn't work as there wouldn't be any leverage to work with.
     
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    You could definitely use a Jack... just be prepared to offer him a meal for his efforts! [:D]
     
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    Use it on the lift arms. They pivot in the middle. But it may put too much pressure on a single corner.
     
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    A six pack is always a good idea.
     
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    Who goes to a place & just orders an appetizer...make it a case [8D] [CB][CB][CB][CB][CB][CB][CB][CB][CB][CB][CB][CB] x 2...
     
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    RockyRoo Just because you CAN doesn't mean you SHOULD

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    Lol. Wow, ya’ll are making me feel old and I am only 48. That was a common system in the 70’s. Our Krown had heavy springs under the trailer attached to the lift arms to help with raising and lowering. It still could be a bit of a challenge but maybe check and see if you have some under there, they were pretty beefy. If not, but you see spots that they could belong then you might need to figure out a replacement setup to help.
     
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    I thought it was a hood idea. Hood fits. I wonder if it was meant to be hood, or good.
     
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    You could rig up something like this. You’d just need one to lift one side then move to the front. Just be careful where you hook it to make sure it’s nice and solid.
     
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    Palomino used external lift arms for years. I think they stopped sometime in the 1980s. I don't have much to offer though, having never used that kind before.

    Is that an old Shasta pop up? They used those arms. It looks very similar to the C&R system that you can buy as a kit as well. Does yours have functioning springs still in it? I think they had some strong ones that helped when pulling it upright. Maybe they are worn and need replaced?
     
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