I just recently bought a 1985 starcraft starlite 19 pup. I paid $500 for it and was told everything was fine and in working order except the lift system didn't work and it would only cost $50 to fix. I looked up the cables and that's also the price I found so I bought it.. got it home and inspected it better and seen that under to tile the floor was completely rotted,a mouse had chewed a few holes in the canvas (he had the canvas zipped down). So my bad for not paying better attention..anyway,I've had to replace the wood floor, lanoleum, make a new cushion,reupholster the other cushions, paint cabinets,replace countertops, scrub canvas,sew holes and tears in the canvas,so now I'm to the point of the lift system,we have been holding it up with wood planks while we work on it but the system has to be fixed to go camping,I was quoted $800 to fix the system. Yuk. My son is a welder and he is thinking he may be able to fabricate some external lifts.my question is has anyone ever done this and if so do u have any suggestions..I wanted this to be a cheap remodel.