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Old 06-02-2014, 07:59 PM   #1
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Latching down when traveling.

I was wonder how tight everybody latches down their roof when in the collapsed position? Is there such a thing as too tight or too loose?
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:15 PM   #2
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Latching down when traveling.

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Old 06-02-2014, 09:01 PM   #3
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Just snug enough that it pulls down a bit. But certainly not tight.
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Old 06-03-2014, 08:54 PM   #4
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latches are adjustable and top seats on foam rubber gasket/ I have mine tight enough to make them snap when I lock them/if they are to loose top may not seal they are adjustable and should be at least medium tight/what do others think o subject????
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Old 08-03-2014, 05:55 PM   #5
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Roof latches

Just picked up our Flagstaff 2015 T12TST this past July 30, 2014. The dealer spoke very strongly "do not overly snug the hold downs for the roof". He said he just had a repair in, where the hold downs were really overly tightened. The owner went over a rough rail crossing and one of the hold downs pulled out the entire fiberglass area of that mounting on the side of the trailer. Something like 700 dollars in repairs. Impressed me..
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:17 AM   #6
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Please tell me if anyone has had a problem with any of the latches on the aframe. We just purchased our little camper in May and when taking down in the rain in July we had trouble getting one of the latches to release. Since then it has gone from bad to worse. Now we cannot even get the same latch in the slot to set up the camper. Any suggestions, We are not looking forward to pulling the camper all the way back to the dealer....Thanks much..
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:47 AM   #7
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Welcome to the forum.

In case you haven't tried this...

The latches are adjustable. The lower latch piece with the hook is on a screw and can be unscrewed to lengthen the reach until it will slot into the upper hook. Adjust so it closes firmly but doesn't pull down too tightly.
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I did not make myself clear,,but thank you for your quick response..Our problem is with the latch on one of the walls...it is not on the wall that the door is one, but the other wall...we ended up taking the camper into the dealer/service department..We just could not get the wall latch to go into the slot..Thank you so much,,,I should have written more in my questions..We do love our aframe, but just want to be able to get the wall up..hehehe
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:52 PM   #10
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I had that problem once,

and fixed it by tightening up the nut on the handle.

If it gets just a little loose, there is too much play.
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