Flagstaff/Rockwood Chain Lift system

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  1. dynoman

    dynoman New Member

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    Has anyone had the joy of repairing the chain lift system on one of these. I have a 1994 Cobra 618 Limited by Flagstaff/Rockwood. I was able to get some info. and diagrams from Forest River. I need to get the rear passenger side lift arm and and spring out for repair and the info that I got is a bit confusing on how to remove the lift post . The spring has a kink in it and needs to be replaced. I have the inside basically all removed to get at all this hardware and can't figure out how to get the thing out.

    Any help/information would be appreciated.
     
  2. scalvin

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    I am going through the same thing, I have a 1997 Rockwood 1280. The backend will not lift only the front. This coming weekend we are going to have someone come over and help us repair it. Once I find out how to get to it I will let you know.

    Stephanie
     
  3. dynoman

    dynoman New Member

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    Looking forward to hearing from you.....
    Thanks
     
  4. scalvin

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    We have not had a chance to look at the left system due to all of the flooding here in Texas, I have not forgotten about you.
     
  5. dynoman

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    It appears that I have the Problem fixed. I was able to completely remove the rear cranking unit, remove the lifting spring that was kinked and replace it with a new spring that I was able to obtain from Forest River with the gracious help of a Ms. Stephanie Little...It certainly was quite the job, but it now goes up and down.
     
  6. scalvin

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    How did you get to the rear unit? Over the weekend they started to work on the rear and they are having to take the inside of the camper apart.
     
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    I ended up taking it to the shop for repair, should be ready by the weekend.
     
  8. dynoman

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    I had to remove most of the inside stuff, fridge, cupboard on passenger side, furnace etc in order to get at and remove the rear cranking unit. Then install the new spring and re-install every thing that I took out. It wasn't a hard fix but it took time to remove and re-install everything. The local dealer wanted 75.00 an hour so did it all myself over a few days and I know it's now done right. Hope your bill for the repair isn't as big as mine could have been. The parts from forest river only cost about 23.00 US but with shipping and canadian duties ended up about 65.00 Can.
     
  9. scalvin

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    I have yet to get my pop up back, it has been 4 weeks now we are leaving Thursday on what will/would be 3 camping trip in the trailer. The guy that is working on it is now telling me that the trailers lift system was not not maid to support the A/C unit that was installed on it.
    Has anyone ever heard of that be for???? I just am beside myself. Very frustrated.

    Steph
     
  10. shopteach

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    I just bought a Flagstaff by Cobra that would not lift on either end, found broken chain in front, can't get to back lift yet( too much stuff in the way). Any info , diagrams , etc on how this unit works as well as repair tips would be appreciated. Raised by hand and supported on 2x4s to get inside . Real clean ,tent part is in new condition. Hope I didnt get shafted!
     
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    I tore the front lift apart today and now see how it works. Rube Goldberg would have been proud. At this point i have all the cabinetry out in the front and will start on the rear tomorrow. I did repair the front lift unit with a master link in the broken chain and replaced the roll pin on the chain sproket as it was sheared.what a pain in the a**. I assume the front and rear units must be timed together. I am installing them both in the fully down position. Any input would be helpful.
     
  12. Rickroo999

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    Did you ever get this fixed? I have a JPG drawing from Rockwood that shows the whole layout if you need it

    Rick W. 58

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  13. shopteach

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    I got this to lift after welding the drive sprocket to the front shaft. ( The drive sprocket roll pin area was broken out.) I want to replace these parts but the rockwood parts diagram I looked at is not the same(waiting to hear back from Forest River.)Any one with a complete used lift assy for sale?
     
  14. Xolthrax

    Xolthrax Franconia, Pa.

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    I got my replacement parts from Canvas Replacements (a member here). They were very knowledgeable about the lift system and supplied me with all of the parts I needed. I sympathize with you about the diagrams. Mine didn't list the parts I needed separately.

    Good Luck,


    Joe

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    I spoke to Jerry Haas at Forest River and was assured they have the right parts for this lift. I'll know next week, I ordered the large gear and shaft , chain sprocket and bearings and was out $65 with shipping. This unit is working welded, I just wanted to get the parts in case it broke again.If I have the parts it will probably work forever . It went out for a trip this past weekend and everthing worked ok. This pop up was bought for my grown children to share so they can camp without using my 5th wheel and truck ( scary thought).
     
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    Xolthrax Franconia, Pa.

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    Good luck. I hope everything holds up fine.


    Joe

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    I just bought a 93 Rockwood 1280 xl and the rear drivers side is stuck about halfway down. There is the forementioned spring that looks like it is in bad shape but I dont think that keeps it from coming down. I need some help with this think cause I need to use it in 2 weeks. If anyone has any info on this or diagrams or parts lists that would be great. Also, I need to know where I can get some parts.
     
  18. Xolthrax

    Xolthrax Franconia, Pa.

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    For parts, try Stephanie Little at Forest River [email protected]

    I would bet that it's a spring binding up. Both push rods are connected by a chain & shaft. If one is going down, then the other is too.

    Click on my camera icon, there is an album with the owners manual in it that has a diagram of the lift system. Yours would be the same as the Signature Series. Stephanie may be able to provide you diagrams as well.

    Good luck,


    Joe

    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp">'96 Rockwood Signature Series 1280
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    I am just getting ready to get into my 86 Rockwood and would really appreciate the info you have. Loaned our camper to our neice and it came back broken. I can see that the chain is off and that the front crank side lift spring is out of the track and kinked. Any info you have would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance
    Tom
     
  20. Xolthrax

    Xolthrax Franconia, Pa.

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    Check out THIS link for some very useful lift system diagrams.

    Here is the owners manual.


    Joe

    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp">'96 Rockwood Signature Series 1280
    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Tow Vehicle">'07 Ford Explorer
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