Why would vertical brace be exposed?

Discussion in 'Camper Pre-Purchase Questions' started by Mtlangst, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Mtlangst

    Mtlangst Member

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    hi, I am looking at buying a used pu. In the photos of the camper the vertical braces are exposed and not covered by the canvas. Why would this be like that?
     
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    tombiasi Well-Known Member

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    The flaps behind the posts go on the outside and cover the posts.
     
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    WrkrBee Well-Known Member

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    It would help us if you gave the make and model of the camper. Ok, I see Rockwood now.
     
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    It is a 2011 Rock wood freedom m-1970
     
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    So the flaps are Velcro and just go around the supports?
     
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    Yep, they just didnt take time to secure the velcro
     
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    Oh ok. Thanks. I am a complete noob when it comes to campers.
     
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    Ours are not covered. No flaps.
     
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    I looked at a couple that were exposed (no wrap around flaps). We have a Starcraft and a Viking and both have flaps. I guess it's just a difference in manufacturer.
     
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    Colemans don't have covers. Just a style thing is suppose.
     
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    It looks to me like that is a Goshen lift on that camper. Beyond style, if the lift columns aren't covered, water will get in during a rain and could do bad things. Some lift systems are designed to be impervious to water, but I don't think the Goshen lift is one of those.
     
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    Ok. Thanks. Other photos of the same camper online are covered. So maybe they just didn't cover them when taking pics to sell the camper. I will make sure they can be covered by the canvas. Thanks
     
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    Huh. I thought those Velcro flaps protected the canvas from the lifter poles rubbing against them. The protection from rain makes sense!
     
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    Made me go look at mine haha... My 2008 StarCraft Off Road RT14 Lifter Arms is all covered...

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    The 2001 Jayco we just picked up has covers for the supports. They are not attached. I found them in one of the galley drawers. It took me a little bit to figure out what they were! 4 strips of canvas with Velcro along the sides. I'm glad they were still with the camper. I would imagine that this detached style would be very easily misplaced as the unit changes ownership over time.
    Being new myself to pop up campers, I think it would be tough to tuck the canvas nicely inside the camper, while lowering roof, with the supports on the inside.
     
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    That's the reason for the velcro. You undo one side, and tuck that flap behind the support. It will then collapse as designed. When you set up, bring the flap from behind the support and reattach. I find the toughest part is tucking the flap in between the support and the top.
     
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    My palomino had the velcro covers...my Coleman no covers, designed that way.
     
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    By "vertical braces" I presume you're referring to the four lift arms? [?:~{] If so, on some makes they're covered, others they're not - Fleetwood has never had covered lift arms, no reason to do so.
     
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    theseus Centerville, OH

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    Same experience as me[:D]
     

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