Lowering the Roof

Discussion in 'Lift Systems' started by trackman09, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. trackman09

    trackman09 New Member

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    Did some backyard camping this weekend...DH was busy so i put it up myself...took me a little while but i had all day...today i took it down by myself...it seemed like a lot of work...maybe i did it wrong..basically it was alot of crank and tuck crank & tuck...etc. etc. is there an easier way...or should i just get DH to help? Thanks...


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  2. newbiecamper

    newbiecamper New Member

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    I found that cranking it almost all the way down, maybe with 6 inches left to go, then tuck it all in. It seems to stay put this way. there is a great instruction sheet here that i printed off and keep in the drawer just inside the door.

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  3. Beninden

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    Agree with Newbie. take it all the way down to 6" above locking position, then tuck. That's the way our dealer taught us.

    They also said with two people, one can drop the top while the other walks around and tucks. We've done it this way with great success.

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  4. jhower

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    It goes much faster with two people since one can walk around and tuck while the other cranks and tucks the area close to the crank. The advice others have given is good.

    It sounds like you did fine. It's just a matter of getting used to opening and closing.


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  5. Ahab

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    Doing the 6" and two thing lets us get it buttoned up in 5 minutes.

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