help with pop up door?

Discussion in 'General Camper Setup / Take Down' started by Patti Patton, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. Dan from Troup

    Dan from Troup Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    810
    Likes Received:
    503
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2018
    Location:
    Troup, Texas
    Perhaps a helper may work. As a carpenter I make and use helpers to lift loads and to stabilize them while I'm trying to install something heavier than I can handle on my own. For instance I make a T brace that I use to prop up one end of sheetrock when installing on ceiling. Since the door isn't real heavy you could make up a simple T brace with 1x4's to assist your lifting of the door when lifting to the ceiling and securing. Just measure the distance from the door to the floor and cut your vertical member just shy of your measurement (1/4") so it's not too tight when in raised position to remove. The top horizontal member of the T you would cut to the width of the door. Attach with some wood screws or nails and viola, you now have a helper.
     
  2. Love my camper

    Love my camper New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2019
    I have a similar problem with my door. 84 Skamper. I need the hinge that is attached to the to of the door. I can't find one anywhere
     
  3. jackie999

    jackie999 New Member

    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2019
    Our Viking is the same door lift & secure system and it takes some strength to push hard and get the nylon turning 'thing' to seat. I can do it but I really have to push. Sometimes, when opening it we can see it's come loose on it's own so now we put pool noodles on the bed directly under it 'just in case'.
     
  4. Debrushka

    Debrushka New Member

    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    19
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2016
    Location:
    Indiana
     
  5. Debrushka

    Debrushka New Member

    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    19
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2016
    Location:
    Indiana
    I am barely over 5' tall. I could be Hercules and still not be able to put my door up without this fold up step ladder. It camps with me.
     

    Attached Files:

  6. tfischer

    tfischer A bad day camping beats a good day at the office Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    4,386
    Likes Received:
    1,948
    Joined:
    May 21, 2014
    Location:
    Plymouth (Minneapolis) Minnesota
    Enjoy your Pony! We have a 2005 and it's been a great camper for us (since 2012). I'm pretty tall so I sometimes forget the struggles of the less-tall... to me stowing the door is about as hard as opening the door to walk out of the camper when it's set up lol.
     

Share This Page