As I progress on my exterior gearing setup I will try to capture a few pics to help show my progress. I am hoping for a smooth assembly/design that will produce an easier lifting/lowering experience. PUP is perfect in all aspects except for this. As many have talked about on these threads, we looked at the unit two years ago on the dealer lot when it was opened/setup and the appearance sold us on the purchase. We went in for pickup next weekend, and unit was all neatly packed up ready to tow. Until we began using ours that first late season did I begin to realize the wear on the lift system, and last season was only a couple of outings while trying to research any/all options to ease the problem. Took it into my own hands, and this earlier season decided to work on changing over from manual to some sort of power assist. Will update in future.