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Old 04-03-2016, 10:32 AM   #1
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Hello all, we purchased a 550 and the Rieco roof lift failed the first trip out. Front Driver's side won't lift. I can't find a work around and of course that ended our 1st campout before it even got going. Worked fine numerous times in the driveway.

I am wondering now about the dependability of the roof lift, if it can be retrofitted to manual, and if there are inherent design flaws. Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 04-25-2016, 04:41 PM   #2
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Doesn't the 550 have a manual lift?
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Old 04-26-2016, 02:15 PM   #3
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Doesn't the 550 have a manual lift?
nope, and thanks to the good folks at Reico I was able to figure it out
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Old 04-26-2016, 02:44 PM   #4
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What's the solution? I don't want one of I either can't use it or can't get the roof up/down when I'm boondocking!
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Old 04-26-2016, 03:35 PM   #5
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There is a little switch that you can pull out and bend to make contact. There is no way humanly possible to manually lift the roof without taking the camper apart
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Old 04-26-2016, 04:57 PM   #6
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Downriver,

Google Rieco Titan Roof manual lift. There is a crude 12 page operator manual. One step, although clear as mud, talks about some sort of temporary drive shaft and a cordless drill.

That was a 2014 model instruction. The newer ones may be different.
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Old 04-26-2016, 06:29 PM   #7
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yeah there is a little flexible shaft thingy but there is no way to get to it at least on the driver front without taking the camper apart
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Old 06-25-2016, 09:55 AM   #8
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Same roof issue - same camper

Downriver - can you share a bit more on the fix? We had the exact same thing happen last night after a good year of using without any issue. It was almost like the lift motor on the driver side (middle of camper) wasn't working and the other three lift mechanisms were so I had three of the four corners of the roof lifting but not the driver front.

As it had worked fine for the past year and then suddenly stopped yesterday, I am guessing an electrical issue. What was your problem and what/where is this switch you are referring to?

Thanks!
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Downriver - can you share a bit more on the fix? We had the exact same thing happen last night after a good year of using without any issue. It was almost like the lift motor on the driver side (middle of camper) wasn't working and the other three lift mechanisms were so I had three of the four corners of the roof lifting but not the driver front.

As it had worked fine for the past year and then suddenly stopped yesterday, I am guessing an electrical issue. What was your problem and what/where is this switch you are referring to?

Thanks!
I have not fixed it yet because I cannot pull and replace the switch, I can't reach it. The workaround that invariably works every time for me is to just loosen the two screws on the BOTTOM switch and adjust it up or down a bit, just move it a little, and it works every time...so far. I intend to have the dealer replace the switch at the end of the season. Thank you so much for responding, that is the same problem I have and at the same location. Please let me know if it works for you. Now, when I get home, I just fiddle with the switch before I even begin to lift it, saves the aggravation. Other problems are two defective window zippers.
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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?
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