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Old 10-10-2018, 06:20 AM   #1
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Help! Can't get roof down!

We have a Rockwood A219 aframe and we can't get the roof to go down. The motor is not working and we need to get it folded down. Anyone with suggestions.. please help!
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:44 AM   #2
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Just remove the nut at the top and pull the push rod towards you. You may need to push up on the roof panel to relieve the pressure.

I guess you could do the bottom nut ase well
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Motor question

Have you had any experience with these motors? Is it difficult to replace and should we replace it with a larger one?
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:18 AM   #5
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Yes. I have, they're easy, I used a better motor, and waterproofed the shaft and motor. There's several threads and hundreds of post in this forum on the subject. Might want to do a search.

You can see my waterproof mods in the photos (water is the issue). I've had the windy nation actuator for almost two years now. It's been up and down many many times (We average about 90 nights a year).

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Could you please tell me what size motor you purchased and where you got it?
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Old 10-10-2018, 02:37 PM   #7
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Cant get 219 top down

Hope not too late. Only remove top of lift post. If you take bottom loose it will rip wires out.

these are easy to replace, I have done it twice with Rockwood provded lifts. They are weak units. Common problem. If anyone knows of stronger unit please post details and sourcing info.
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Do not, repeat do not stand on a ladder to lower manually.
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Could you please tell me what size motor you purchased and where you got it?
This is the one I bought: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I'm sure there are others as good or better. The big thing is waterproofing. When I took my second OEM actuator off, water poured out of it. I actually took it apart, sanded the brushes and armature and got it working. I keep it as a spare.

If you haven't done so I highly recommend searching this forum for the word "actuator". There's a lot of good information and opinions other than mine.

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I do not own one of these trailers, but out of curiosity, if you were in a position where the top is stuck open would it be safe to travel with it up? It seems like it would still be well within the height of a regular travel trailer, let's say, so just wondering, in an "emergency" if this would be a solution for someone who doesn't have the time/ability/tools/parts to do a repair out on the road.
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