Roof Sway

Discussion in 'Roof/Floor Repair & Maintenance' started by dave206, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. dave206

    dave206 New Member

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    I am fairly new to the pop up world and I just recently bought a 1995 Dutchman in good shape. I have one concern though, the roof sways back a fourth a few inches when the roof is in the up position. I am wondering if this is normal wear on a pop up at this age with an a/c until on top or is it something to worry about. I just bought it to be able to camp in 100+ Texas heat with an infant but I also want to make sure it is safe. If anyone has any ideas on how to fix it I would appreciate it. I am mechanically knowldgeable but new to pop up's so I don't know the inner workings of the roof lift system or the structure itself. Thank's in advance for any help.... Dave.
     
  2. tnchuck100

    tnchuck100 New Member

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    Yes, pop-ups all have some roof sway. This is due to the roof is supported by 4 relatively small posts.

    For your 100+ degree heat I would highly recommend PopupGizmos - Bunk End Covers or some equivalent. They will help tremendously.


    <b>Chuck & Mary - Sparta, Tennessee
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    Edited by - tnchuck100 on June 17 2007 16:31:01
     
  3. jhower

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    Like Chuck said, it is normal to have some sway. Look at the size of the roof compared to the four skinny posts supporting it!

    Solar covers on the bunk ends make a big difference in interior comfort. We use them all the time. On our first trip in the new PUP, we got hit with a thunderstorm before I got the covers on. When I put them on the next morning the sun was already hitting the bunks. You could feel the difference as soon as they were in place!


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