How much weight can you add.....?

Discussion in 'Camper Restoration Projects' started by Chris Hoback, Feb 9, 2020.

  1. Chris Hoback

    Chris Hoback New Member

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    How much weight can you add or put another way, how much weight can a pop up lift system handle. Maybe the crappy OEM construction is solely due to weight. Considering how much water was being held in the old failed top, I can’t imagine my new one being that much heavier. But I am using a lot of wood.
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Seems you have it under control ....good luck
     
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    I have a winch lift system and AC. Why does everyone think AC is so heavy? I can pick the thing up. Its got to be 50 lbs max.
     
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    Because in my manual it says they are 110 lbs. This will very on the year made. A window unit made today is much lighter then one made 20 years ago. I believe it stated max roof weight for stuff also. But that was for carrying stuff not nessassarly leving it on the roof when lifting it.
     
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    My dad rebuilt the roof on my 97 dutchman. It is significantly heavier than the original. Original was covered in that pebble texture sheeting. New roof is non-woven fiberglass...all the resin makes it heavy. I can definitely feel the difference in weight cranking up. It stresses me out sometimes. But I have yet to have any issues with the lift system, so far it is handling it. I guess I will just keep going until the day it no longer handles it! (and always use the safety props around the lift arms).
    So, that's not a technical answer, but a very basic one, from experience.
     
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    silvermickey2002 Morris County, NJ

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    We have the Coleman Mach 8 low profile AC unit and it only weighs 90 Lbs. After we had it installed I can feel the difference when cranking it up. Now as for rebuilding the roof with heavier materials I certainly make sure all the cables are in good shape!
     

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