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Old 09-19-2014, 10:30 PM   #1
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Rockwood A frame bungee cords

Anyone ever change these (used to aid in lifting the roof , I think)? Seems a rivet holds the ends but what does the rivet go into?


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Old 09-20-2014, 07:39 AM   #2
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They are an aid, as you say, to keep the roof halves together when lifting or closing. Without them, the back half would fall when closing or one could easily open the back half to high on setup such that the front roof piece would fall down.

Have you experienced a problem with the bungees?
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They are an aid, as you say, to keep the roof halves together when lifting or closing. Without them, the back half would fall when closing or one could easily open the back half to high on setup such that the front roof piece would fall down.

Have you experienced a problem with the bungees?

No problem but I' the kind of guy who wants to know ahead of time how to fix. Seems ( If one snapped ) one would have to drill out a rivet. Ever done it?


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Old 09-20-2014, 12:48 PM   #4
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I haven't had any problems either. Like you, I've looked at the roof and wondered, because the bungies seem to be a maintenance item that isn't expected to last the expected life of the camper. My thinking only got to, "maybe tying a knot would work," if an emergency repair was needed.
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Timely topic

as one of my bungees is starting to fray.... Had unit for more than a year so figure it wouldn't be covered by warranty....
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Old 10-23-2014, 02:30 PM   #6
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any thing more on this? was looking at the bungees last weekend and they are starting to fray.
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Old 10-24-2014, 07:48 PM   #7
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mine are not fraying ... at all .. and my build date was 10/2010. just sayin'

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Old 11-19-2014, 07:57 PM   #8
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This is a great mod when the bungees need replacing:
Dave (TheOleGuy) and Nancy's Aliner: Reinforced Bungee cord roof retention straps
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