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Old 07-23-2013, 09:39 AM   #141
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I always use a broom to "herd" the tenting when lowering (almost like herding cats). It is kind of important to straighten it out as much as possible, because any sharp crease in the vinyl roofing can become a crack if stored that way for a long time. I found that out the hard way on our old Coleman pup.

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Old 07-23-2013, 10:28 AM   #142
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I went with the h/d jacks after one of mine bent. While replacing it, I saw that there was very little surface area touching the frame plus only 2 SMALL sheet metal screws holding them in. The larger jacks have a much bigger face which allowed me to secure better to the frame.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:12 AM   #143
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I went with the h/d jacks after one of mine bent. While replacing it, I saw that there was very little surface area touching the frame plus only 2 SMALL sheet metal screws holding them in. The larger jacks have a much bigger face which allowed me to secure better to the frame.
If mine ever bend or break then I'll replace them with some heavy duty power lifts!
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:15 AM   #144
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On another topic I detailed the whole camper. I waxed everything, fixed small surface rust issues, greased some squeaking items, and detailed the rims really good.

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Old 07-24-2013, 11:05 AM   #145
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On another topic I detailed the whole camper. I waxed everything, fixed small surface rust issues, greased some squeaking items, and detailed the rims really good.

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Really looks good! Now could you come over and do ours?

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Old 07-24-2013, 01:24 PM   #146
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Really looks good! Now could you come over and do ours? Bob
We need everyone near Cincinnati to plan a FRF ( Forest River Forums ) outing to show off our toys.

Some people like to play golf, some basketball, and others tennis, or what-have-you... I like to clean my cars and camper. Hahaha
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:10 PM   #147
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Just read this whole thread and picked up a few things. congrats on your pop up i just bought same model but a 2011 i am having them switch out the counters and table to solid surface and will pick up Saturday if they get it installed in time.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:26 AM   #148
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Just read this whole thread and picked up a few things. congrats on your pop up i just bought same model but a 2011 i am having them switch out the counters and table to solid surface and will pick up Saturday if they get it installed in time.
Wow! Defiantly upload some pictures of that! I'm interested to see how that turns out! What material did you go with?

I find the material in mine to be "Okay" it scratches too easy which I don't like.
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:47 AM   #149
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Does anyone know how many fan/lights the 296 comes with? Mine came with 1 light and 1 fan light. I would have thought that it would have 2 fan/lights, 1 for each side and then the light for above the table slide out. I mean the clip on ones. This trailer is awesome!
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Old 07-27-2013, 02:58 AM   #150
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Mine came with the same, 1 light and 1 fan light.
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