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Old 03-29-2015, 08:56 PM   #11
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I had it plugged into my garage electric for 4 days and that is what it read . I am pretty sure battery is no good . It gave me trouble last year with the electric tounge jack
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Would that make sense that it wont go all the way up? Maybe requires more power toward the top for trailer jack and the hydraulic pump toward top
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Would that make sense that it wont go all the way up? Maybe requires more power toward the top for trailer jack and the hydraulic pump toward top
Josh, if your battery is weak to start with, the VERY heavy load put on it by the lifting motor will rapidly deplete its remaining power, and it may well stop raising halfway up.

I had this happen to me before I learned I had a DVD player hotwired to the battery so that it was always on. I went to get my trailer at an RV service place after they'd had it about 3 weeks, and it would only go up part way. And, trying to recharge the battery with the tow vehicle was no help either.

If your battery reads 12 V, to paraphrase Gary, "It's about dead". You may have to pump the top up all the way by hand to get the battery replaced, but I think that's what's needed.

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Old 03-30-2015, 07:21 AM   #14
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You are lucky that the top remained in the full up through the winter. That amount of snow weight can do lots of damage to the lift system. Stretched cables, pulley and cable mounts pulled loose, bent lift cylinder, bent safety catch, etc. can all be things to check.
My local dealer, who you may know, had a HiLo come in that wasn't as lucky as yours. Cables had snapped and allowed to top to fall and do damage to the walls. It went to J&R Repair for an expensive rebuild.
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Since you left it up all winter the cables have stretched and all need to be adjusted. Any snow load has also caused the cables to stretch even more. If you are going to leave the top up for weeks or months you should support the top on 2x4s at the front, rear and at the outrigger supports if your HiLo has them. All cables stretch over time if under a load. The other possible causes talked about here can cause the top to not completly go up but since you left the top up all winter my mony is on cable stretch. My background besides with the HiLo is as a aircraft mechanic and ski lift mechanic, both controlled by cables. On ski lifts we measured the stretch in feet. If you do not know how to adjust the cables correctly get back here and for help. Its a easy job done correctly but can do a lot of damage if done wrong. Let us know what you find.
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Default Safety release bar bent

So I found that the safety release bar is bent and need to straighten, how do I remove it or straighten it in camper
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