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Old 08-24-2015, 09:54 AM   #11
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I slide my curtains to the middle b4 I do anything. It don't do much but any little helps.
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Old 08-24-2015, 11:56 AM   #12
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I slide my curtains to the middle b4 I do anything. It don't do much but any little helps.
lol. I do the same thing! Too funny.

I X2 on the pulling the slide canvas out prior to pushing in the bunk ends and then folding it in.

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Old 08-24-2015, 12:57 PM   #13
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Laminated Checklist

We just purchased our 2015 1940LTD last summer, so we are new to pop-ups as well. To be safe, I scoured the web for a decent list of steps. I modified them slightly to fit our situation and to fit on two sheets of paper (front/back). I then printed it and laminated it.

That saved us much frustration and possible damage because I tend to still forget things.

And in our first solo set up, we had to do it in the rain. That was challenging but the laminated sheet allowed us to carry it around with us.

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Old 08-24-2015, 01:16 PM   #14
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2x the canvas for slide. If you don't the bunk end could rip the slide canvas.
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Old 08-24-2015, 01:19 PM   #15
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@ cyberAlexander that's a great idea. Even growing up in a pup and now having my own I still forget thinks. The most common thing forgot is the AC plug. (Well for me)
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Old 08-24-2015, 02:40 PM   #16
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A broom goes a long way to softly push in the canvas as you lower the top. Fold like a present, with the corners neatly tucked. Lower roof, use soft broom to push toward middle of camper. Lower more, soft broom/push more.
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Old 08-24-2015, 03:32 PM   #17
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Roberts sales, where I purchased mine; had a great pre-printed open/close instruction sheet along with some other useful hints. It was two-sided and laminated. The gave them out to their rental units, and also included one in each sold unit.

I refer to it the first trip every year, but after the first trip; even this old dog remembers what to do.
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for our two popups, it was a slow methodical process of putting the bed slides in and pushing the bed canvas in.
then lowering the roof a little at a time, began to push the side canvas and windows in as the roof dropped.
we would check everything as it lowered, making sure none of it would get trapped under the roof edges.
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Old 08-24-2015, 04:24 PM   #19
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We are brand new to the pop-up camper world, having been tent campers for years. We recently purchased a 2016 Flagstaff HW27SC. When we brought it home (after having the dealer go through the setup and take down with us), we set it up and it was just a comedy of errors. I won't go into them all here, but several things happened (such as the handle ripped through the wood on one of the bunks when we tried to pull it out, the battery was dead, the canvas wasn't secured in as it was supposed to be so our cushions got wet through the thing was closed up ... etc.)

None of those were our errors, but it sure was discouraging! The dealer is taking care of things like fixing the bunk, the battery, etc.

However, my question is, are there any tips for folding in the canvas? Do you fold one part before another part? As we were trying to take it down, we just couldn't figure a way to get the canvas in neatly. I felt like we were just wadding it in, and it didn't feel right. There's got to be a better way, doesn't there?
We had one before going to RV on ours I would slide beds in then I would lower about a foot start pushing the canvas back on top of bunks. Keep repeating this making sure the canvas is kept inside away from seal. A slow process helps having two people. As for battery we would charge it at home and I got what they call a float charger at camp ground I would hook it up or I would take a portable trickle charger to keep battery up. If the battery does go dead a cordless drill with socket and extension will run the top down.
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One thing I will warn all you with a power winch is, be careful!
I pretty much push everything in then lower the roof until there is about a foot left, then I push in all around, lower it to about four inches and push all in again then lower and lock.
My first trip with the trailer, I had pushed all in, removed the two safety supports, lowered the roof by about an inch or two, the was just about to push in all around again, when the gear shattered on the power winch and the roof slammed down to about two inches from closing completely. Only the bulk of the material still hanging out kept it from slamming shut totally.
Surprisingly, none of the material was cut...
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