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Discussion in 'Camper Manufacturers & Manuals' started by pej, May 18, 2014.

  1. Kenny E

    Kenny E New Member

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    I've noticed on our 2005 we just bought, that If I have the green roof cable where it is just free of slack when raising, the upper and lower door panels don't meet. I compensated for this by lower the roof slightly a half crank or so and the door panels meet and latch fine. The downside to this is it leaves a little slack in the tent. Not enough to preclude good runoff, but enough that it is irritating. I guess this is just something to have to deal with when owning an older popup.
     
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    I always level the camper, then lower the stabilizers, then raise the roof. Lower the roof first before raising the stabilizers. My thinking on this is that if the camper is level, the lifting columns should move smoothly up and down, perpendicular to the level camper. If the camper is not level, the roof will tend to shift as it's raised in the direction of the lowest side/end, putting a bind on the lifting columns. That's just my thinking, and how I do it.
     
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    I have a 2009 Palomino Yearling. I am looking for someone to take a picture of the winch cable when it firsts goes under the frame.(different models welcome they should be similar) I think there should be a pulley. I ordered what I think will work. I want to see how Palomino had it setup. I have a separate tread on this under lift systems.
    Thank you! Here is my picture where I think there should be a pulley.

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    Mine also looks like that.
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    Electrical/tailight help. My right rear tailight works, but with lights off, the brakelight is very dim. With headlights on, the whole light is lit, but when breaking the light goes off. I'm thinking bad ground?? As all the wiring is internal and behind the rear bunk paneling, what's the best way to diagnose/fix this issue? Any help would be apprrciated. I've really gone no farther in diagnosing than a new bulb and thinking about it. Any reccomendations on diagnosing and fixing would get my eternal thanks and beer on me if we ever meet up!
     
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    You can check the ground using a separate wire from the bulb socket to the frame or ground pin at the harness connector.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Checked the ground with a jumper. Bad ground connection at one of those blade type splice connectors! Problem solved. Thanks for your help!
     
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    I think Palomino got a good deal on 10,000 of those splice connectors in the late 90's. My 2001 had them everywhere, mostly to connect 2 wires. I have replaced them with crimp barrow connectors as I find them...such as behind light housings!
     
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    Does your roof take significant effort to crank up? That cable should be dark and a bit greasy in my opinion. With the roof down, use a grease gun to fill your lift system (centered under trailer frame) with grease. There are two grease points, one facing down and one facing up. It will ooze out the ends when full.
     
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    That was with the roof down. It is pretty dark and greasy underneath.
     
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    I'll chime in with another manual request. 2008 yearling if anyone has one or a close year kicking around.
     
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    I really need help with 1987 palomino! !
    We were "gifted" this little baby, but I'm scared to death to lift it.
    Not sure how!
     
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    If the camper is level and chocked (so it won't shift/roll), then put down the stabilizer jacks on the corners until snug (don't use them to level the camper), unlatch the roof, then crank up the roof. On my 2001 there is a small green cable that gets taut near the front corner support when you are extended up to the top.
     
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    There is NO crank, it has spring hinge things on the side
     
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    Does it have an electric motor lift or a winch wheel at the front, similar to a boats winch wheel? Can you post a photo of the front area of the trailer tongue back to the trailer?
    You may need to find the crank handle, which can be removed from the winch and stored elsewhere. On our 2005, there is a slot where it snaps onto the inside of the door for storing.
     
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    Lots of threads here about the external lift systems. Like this one.
    http://www.popupportal.com/threads/77-palomino-no-lift-system.50008/

    Basically you just pick the ends up instead of using a crank/winch.
     

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