Magic Shrinking Roof Supports?

Discussion in 'General Camper Setup / Take Down' started by Singin Davey, May 18, 2020.

  1. Singin Davey

    Singin Davey New Member

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    Last used Our 1995 Jayco 1207 last October.
    Set-up and Take-down Went as Normal it and was winterized and stored under-cover as usual! But This Year when I Did My "Pre-Trip" Set-up, My Center Supports seem to have "Shrunken" approximately an Inch on Both Ends of Camper.
    Slide-outs seem Normal, and Nothing Appears to be Bent in any way, and Left and Right supports on both bunks went together as usual!!
    Praying this is something simple I have overlooked
    Any advice or assistance would be appreciated
     
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    bheff Well-Known Member

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    Are you talking about the Shepard's hook? The part that holds the canvas up?
     
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    Singin Davey New Member

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    Yes, Exactly!! Left and Right sides fit Fine, but the Centers seem like they are short!
     
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    bheff Well-Known Member

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    No idea what you mean by left, right and centers. Every popup I have ever had only has one Sheppard hook per bunk.
     
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    Singin Davey New Member

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    Mine has Three on each End, and Each one is Stamped with it's intended Location
     
  6. Haybale

    Haybale I'd rather be camping!!

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    Are there adjustments on the poles?

    Canvas can shrink or expand depending on temp and such.

    My bunks don't use Shephards poles, but a U shaped loop that are adjustable on each side. After a day or 2 the canvas gets slacked, so I adjust a little to keep the canvas snug.
     
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    Singin Davey New Member

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    No... They are solid, end to end.
     
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    WrkrBee Well-Known Member

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    I guess it's picture time, so we can see what you are seeing.
     
  9. jmkay1

    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    . My old 1990 Jayco had three shephard poles, non adjustable, and the center pole was marked center. Not sure if yours is the same. Also what kind of canvas do you have? My old one had what looked like the old fashioned army tent orangey canvas. My canvas always shrunk a little every season and it slowly stretched out the more I used it. If it got damp and not 100% dried in the open position,
    it seemed to shrink more. So it always took more effort to put the poles in. Now if you are finding the center pole is actually too easy to go in, I will be more afraid of rot in the sideboard that the center pole is slowing pulling away from the wood.
    I'm having trouble picturing exactly what your saying your problem is. Hopefully this helped.
     
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    This is what you need to look at I think.
     

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