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Old 06-25-2016, 10:52 AM   #11
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Thanks for the quick reply...are the switches located at the bottom of the lift mechanism (bottom of camper) or close to the camper roof?

There is a housing about eye level where the metal bar lifts out of to lift the roof. There is an opening on one side of this housing and I can feel some wires going up the inside and terminating at (what I thought) were the limiting screws. Are these the screws you mean?


Hope this isn't a double post. You are looking at the top switch. The bottom switch is behind the panel by the step up to the bed. Take the panel off, if you don't have a #1 square bit a small screwdriver works fine. You will see the switch in it's housing with two small screws. Loosen the small screws a bit, just enough so the switch slides in the housing, move it a little bit either way, and re-tighten. Works every time for me. I just put the panel back on with two screws and fiddle with that switc and it works every time. Reico suspects a bad switch, but there is not enough slack in the top wire for me to reach it and re-attach it . If you pull the switch out they are kind of tough to get back in so just loosen it, slide it up or down a bit, and retighten. use a small screwdriver. Please let me know if this works for you
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Old 06-25-2016, 11:19 AM   #12
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Holy smokes - that did it. If you ever get up to Canada, I owe you a beer!! What exactly does moving the switch do and why do you have to do it each time?
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Old 06-25-2016, 11:28 AM   #13
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That is wonderful news....The top switch limits the roof rise and the bottom switch cuts out when the roof is lowered. According to Reico the bottom switch should have no effect on the rise, but clearly it does. Doug at Reico thinks the bottom switch may be defective. I don't know. I know I have zero confidence in my dealer who pretty much sent me home without a fix and I had to figure it out myself. We have some great micro brews here in Oregon.
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Old 06-25-2016, 01:40 PM   #14
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So we took it out for a drive and still worked so hopefully we won't have to adjust each time like you. Still struggling to understand how moving the limiting screws a fraction of an inch could have any impact...it is almost like moving them reset the switch or something like that but that makes no sense to me. I might try to contact Doug at Reico also so let him know of the same problem (same side too).

Agreed about Oregon beer...we spent a week in Bend last year and enjoyed that aspect immensely.

Thanks again!
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Old 06-25-2016, 04:36 PM   #15
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It makes no sense to me either. I don't know that I have to adjust the switch each time, I just do it when I get home...it's a lot easier then than when setting up at camp with stuff in the way.

Doug is great and I very much hope you contact him

Happy camping, we love ours except for that bug

take care, Marc
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