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Old 02-15-2011, 08:44 PM   #1
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The rear of my camper is about 4" lower than the front when fully raises. Anyone have some info on how to correct this problem??
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:04 PM   #2
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Hi Dale,

Lacking any other information, my first reaction is that your lift cables need adjustment. There is a detailed procedure for tackling that elsewhere in the HTF.

But it would help to know a little more. Such as, the last time you raised it, was the roof level to the bottom? Did you hear any unusual noises when you raised the top this time and discovered it 4" off?

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Let me put this as urgent, then you go and look then disreguard...

My worry is, with 4 inches, you need to be very carefull. an inch or 2 I would suspect cable & easy fix... 4 inches, sounds pretty like "more too it" !?!?! Id be looking for problems asap!

Id start with a visual inspection, in the 4 locations, where the cables are connected to the bottom edge of the roof, which is clearly visible if you stoop down and look up, at the edge around the roof section.

Make sure the cables are NOT pulling itself out of the frameworks or something, due to wet walls over the years.
Another harder check is the cable & pully in the bottom section's top of it's walls at the same 4 locations.

I dont know, just thinking out loud logically, it could be a pully broken, but all cables have "their own set" of pulleys they travel through, but front or rear side could affect the other side when out of adjustment or something wrong.

Food for thought:
My front cables are 2 times as long as the rear ones, so say we know that the cables over 15 years, had 3% stretch in a cable... What I think is, it means on mine, allows the fronts to be lower by 2 times as much, could be same for you.
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Like Jim said, first choice would be to check out the cables. Another possibility is that something has fallen down between the top and bottom halves and is binding the rear. Also check to see if the screws from the moulding strip (top, outside of the bottom half of the trailer) have backed out causing it to bind. This moulding strip is what the seal butts up to when in the up position. Good luck and happy hunting.

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