Found out that FR sells a "roof actuator" that lifts the Aframe roof at the push of a button. It supposedly can be installed on existing Aframe models.
Does anyone have a roof actuator on their Aframe and if so, how well does it work? (The photo below shows the actuator installed on an Aframe. It's not mine!)
Hi. We purchased a 2016 flagstaff T19QBHW with the actuator on it. I was a little worried because it looks very small. We have been out 10 times with trailer and have probably set it up about 20 times. It has worked great!!! It takes about 90 seconds to lift roof. My wife can set the trailer up in less than 2 and a half minutes. I am happy with it so far and sure makes setting up trailer effortless.
I am have ordered the actuator. I ordered because I have a bum knee and the wind cheeta I have had installed moves the lift point to far back. Will have it installed before first trip next year. I believe there is a release pin, but will find out for sure next week.
SFC USA RETIRED
2014 FJ Cruiser
2014 T12 DDST
Its Cute but......
Total 87(2014) 58(2015) 72(2016)
On my 2015 A194HW, the actuator failed the fifth time I used it. That's right! Two ups, two downs, then nothing! By unbolting it at the roof, I was able to lift it manually. Had to do that many times since it took almost eight weeks to get the replacement!!! Much faster than using the actuator, but also harder on the back.