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Old 04-24-2012, 02:52 PM   #1
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A Frame - Door Wall alignment to Through Bolt

I have a 2012 Flagstaff 12DDST. When setting up, I have randomly encountered the Door Side Wall not properly aligning to the bolt that passes from the front roof section (lip/overhang) into the side wall (above the interior mirror). Sometimes it matches up perfectly and other times I have to mess around with it for a few minutes. When is doesn't line up it isn't off by much more than 1/4 inch, but it's a real pain to try to force the roof and wall in different directions to get it to slide into the wall.

Has anyone else run into this with their A Frames? I have played around with leveling and jacks, but it seems like it is unrelated to the level of the box. Thanks for any thoughts!?!?
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:05 PM   #2
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That bolt must be a 2012 addition. My 2011 Rockwood doesn't have it. Anyway, do you put the jacks down before or after setting up the A-walls? I can imagine a situation where putting the jacks down first could twist the box. I know you said the state of level doesn't appear to be related, but it could be level at the point where you check it and still be slightly skewed. For us, the jacks go down last, though there's been a fair amount of discussion about that issue on this forum.
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:51 PM   #3
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I have that same bolt but on the sink side. So far I have not had an issue with it, goes up without hitting anything. Is there the possibility of enlarging the hole slightly to make it not hit the wall or move the bolt?
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:36 PM   #4
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Can one of you that have the "bolt wind pin" please take a photo? I am wondering if this can be added to my 2012 model.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:37 PM   #5
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i have run into this 1 time with mine, it did seem to be with the leveling. i raised the stabilizers slightly and that seemed to help, also it looks like you could push out on roof panel to help line up, i have to do that with 1 side latch sometimes. my bolt is on the driver side above stove, have not looked to see if there is 1 on door side. could these bolts be FR answer to high wind bars?
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:41 PM   #6
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I have had that happen with my unit once. It took me a second to figure out what was going on but I remembered a tip from a discussion here. I had lowered the stabilizer jacks prior to popping open the A-frame which threw off the angles, as Lee was suggesting above. I jumped out and raised the jacks and the walls went together fine. Sooooooo....level side to side, front to back, raise the roof and walls, then lower the stabilizer jacks. I hope that solves it for ya.

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BTW..is that what that bolt is for(wind)?
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:13 PM   #7
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So those things are called A-frames? I've seen a few over the years.How many do they sleep? And what is life like in them especially with kids and a nice long rainy day?
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So those things are called A-frames? I've seen a few over the years.How many do they sleep? And what is life like in them especially with kids and a nice long rainy day?
Ours sleeps 5...the wife and I and 3 kids ages 3-9. If it rains, we a have a double dinette that will seat 8 comfortably. At some point the two boys will pitch a tent together and leave the DW and I and our daughter in the A-frame but we have a few years before that happens.

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yep .. i interested i seeing this Bolt thingy .. sounds like a bolt wind thing that was mentioned earlier .... done earlier in the A-liner days .

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+1 for a pic of this bolt.

Also, I have only had cantankerous latching issues when wither slightly unlevel or having the stabilizers too tight. Otherwise latching is perfectly smooth and easy.
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