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Old 08-28-2015, 04:49 PM   #1
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Anyone have a "roof actuator"?

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!)
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Old 08-28-2015, 05:16 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 08-28-2015, 10:36 PM   #3
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Ours has it and it works perfectly! If you have specific question, please ask!

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Old 08-29-2015, 01:05 PM   #4
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If the roof actuator fails to work for some reason can the roof be lifted manually like the older models? Thanks.
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Old 11-19-2015, 09:24 PM   #5
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I would like to know too about the roof raise if it's not working. How do you raise the roof without it?
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Old 11-20-2015, 07:43 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 12-08-2015, 01:31 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 01-06-2016, 05:14 PM   #8
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Just got our 2016 A212HW over the holidays and have had it up and down half dozen times without incident.
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Old 01-07-2016, 01:45 PM   #9
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The roof actuator works well on my T21QBHW. Easy up and down. My wife raises the top as I set the stabilizers !
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Old 01-09-2016, 04:40 PM   #10
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Is this a Forest River dealer only product,

or is it available for do-it-yourself owners?

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