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Old 06-09-2015, 01:20 PM   #1
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Newbie HW276 Pop up (help)

Thanks for any advice - I am a newbie so go easy please. Just picked up a 2012 HW276 popup & have it almost all figured out. It came with two safety roof supports (the metal channel that you place up on the roof extensions during set up). Shouldn't there be 4 - one for each corner?
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Old 06-09-2015, 01:22 PM   #2
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No just 2 place the at opposite corners.
Across from each other
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Old 06-09-2015, 05:48 PM   #3
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You might wish for two more if the winds pick up to over 50 mph But from experience, the roof still holds.
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Roll up ur awning or tie it down. Winds can bend the poles easily.
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Rigging a tarp around the bottom of the rear bunk can give you a nice place to stow gear, out sight & out of the weather.
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Roll up ur awning or tie it down. Winds can bend the poles easily.

Yep- in a blink, your pole is broken off. And if anyone needs it, have a economically correct way to fix a broken pole mount.
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No just 2 place the at opposite corners.
Across from each other

...ie...left front, right rear or right front, left rear.
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I have a Rockwood 1640 LTD. I only have one safety support. Is that because it is only an 8 foot box or do I need to order another support?
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I have a Rockwood 1640 LTD. I only have one safety support. Is that because it is only an 8 foot box or do I need to order another support?
I suspect you should have two supports also. Only one will not work if the back/front wanted to fail. You need at least one in the front and one in the back.

You can easily use a simple 2x4 cut to the length of your other support and attach it to the roof support with a few bungee cords. I have seen people do that.

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