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Old 07-15-2012, 09:45 AM   #1
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Pop Up Roof Tilt

I recently purchased a used model 228 pop up. I've found that the one peice door is not fitting flush against the roof mount. The roof is tilting out about and 1in or so allowing a gap. I've found one corner of the roof is 3/8" lower than the other corners but this does not appear to be the cause of the tilt. The entire roof is not going up straight. Does anyone have suggestions about how to correct this roof tilt? I'll try posting a few pictures later. Thanks
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:02 AM   #2
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I just traded in a 2010 Flagstaff BR19SC that was real finicky about the door fitment at the top. Depended a lot on being perfectly level and sometimes wind loading would affect it as well. Some setups were perfect while others took some wiggleing to get it to fit right.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:12 AM   #3
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We've previously had two PUP's of different mfg.'s (Palomino & Jayco). The secret to the door functioning correctly on both, was to be as perfectly level as possible. I installed leveling bubbles on diagonal corners of the the PUP's to make sure that I didn't over-crank stabilizers when leveling.

Level wheel to wheel first, using Linx Levelers or similar blocks, then use the tongue jack to level front to back. The stabilizers are just that, stabilizers! Folks, myself included, try to level with the stabilizers. This causes stresses and slight torques on the frame that will put the superstructure out of alignment when raised, and will affect the door function.
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Also, forgot to mention to get the superstructure up, the door set so that it opens and closes properly, and THEN seal whatever the attachment is between the canvas and the door frame. On my Palomino, it was velcro, and on the Jayco, a small "friction" slide-in strip (the salesman said it was magnetic, but the frame is aluminum - I guess he failed sixth-grade science...).

If the attachment seal is secured before the door functions properly, then the velcro (or whatever) will hold the frame at the wrong position, and cause rubbing, jamming, or gaps.
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^+1000^ what Fireinstructor says.
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