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  1. countrymom

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    we were camping this weekend and the topwould go up no problem but when we went to bring it down it made a crash and we had to force it down but it still cranks up no problem any ideas thanks
     
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    What kind of PUP do you have - year, manufacturer, & model? There are a few different types of lift systems so we need that information to give you an good answer.

    You can also add that information to your "signature".
     
  3. countrymom

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    2016 coachman clipper
     
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    Thank you. I only know about the Fleetwood/Coleman lift system but, hopefully, someone that know the Coachman system will give a reply.
     
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    That's pretty new. Is it still under warranty? Maybe the dealer should look at it.
     
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    Bought it used as is from a dealer
     
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    Look where the winch is, did the cable break?
     
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    I don't know what lift system it is but if it is a goshen lift system. It would have pusher springs that lift the roof. If it still goes up, it sounds like the roof was binding when the push springs were coming down. Were you far off from level?

    According to coachmens website they have a lifetime warranty on the lift but you'll have to find out if it is transferable.I doubt it.
     
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    Sorry did not see that it would go back up after it came crashing down. Were you using the hand crank
     
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    Did you hear the clicking noise as you crank up the roof?
     
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    Well the cable is still good cause it goes up and I do here clicking when going up .
     
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    Then that is not the problem. that clicking noise you hear is a part where it prevents the roof from going down. Must be something else.
     
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    Can you give more details about the "crash"? How high up was the roof at the time? How far did it fall? How far did you have to "force" it down?

    I'm inclined to say something was binding and it fell a short distance, and then you had to force down the last few inches which is normal. But that's making a lot of assumptions about the answers the above questions.

    Also, have you brought it up and back down with no issues since then?
     
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    It was all the way up fell about 3ft.down .gonna put it up this weekend in our back yard. The site we had was horrible , so I'll try that and see what happens , thanks everyone
     
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    Do you mean horrible as in very unlevel?

    Let us know how it goes this weekend
     
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    sounds like the wire slipped off the pulley wheel?
     
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    Antipodes Call me Paul

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    Possibly the winch has an issue with the internal brake.
    If they are lubed haphazardly and get lubricant on the brake, this is the sort of issue that will happen.
    I note that this camper has a life time warranty on the lift system, but if it was not lubricated properly and the brake was fouled, then the warranty would probably not be honored. However if it was the RV yard you got it out, they should definitely do something for you.
    If it is the winch brake.
    To rectify it will need to be disassembled and cleaned thoroughly, making sure the brake disks are properly de-greased.
     
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    what paul said makes sense ^^
     

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