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Old 07-14-2016, 05:32 PM   #31
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f5moab, in all 3 pop ups I have had I have always put the stabilizers down before I raised the roof.
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Old 07-14-2016, 06:12 PM   #32
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Different story with my PUP's, especially my Starcraft. Stabs go down after the roof.
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:12 PM   #33
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I'm not too sure if it makes a big difference. I know this subject has been beaten to death on this site before with people doing it both ways.
I only lower the stabs before raising the roof cause the dealer stressed that point to me, said it helps for the roof to go up evenly, and it is in my owner's manual, laterally on page 49.

Dealer, Roberts Sales in Denver, rents popups and also gave me a nice laminated instruction sheet, that they give to renters, and that info is on this page.
Flagstaff Camping Trailer Set Up Instructions | Roberts Sales - Denver, Colorado
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:40 PM   #34
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Honestly, unless you are a total gorilla and tweak the frame by cranking the he!! out of the stabilizers it shouldn't make a difference. I had forgotten on several occasions to raise the stabilizers while lowering and also put them down and raised the roof and never had a problem.
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Old 07-16-2016, 06:21 PM   #35
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So, in prep for the new winch, I removed the old winch and its associated wiring harness. Take a look at this pic. This is Just. For. The. Winch. Anybody care to count the potential failure points?
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Old 07-18-2016, 09:10 AM   #36
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Looks sloppy, and the electrical tape should have been replaced with heat shrink or something that is not affected by heat. But the winch has a lot of separate circuits due to the two limit switches.
Mine looked about the same....

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If you keep the cover that goes over the power winch, you will have to make an opening for the manual winch's crank handle, and the round plug on top that was used to lube and to use the power winch manual crank, I glued that to the cover.
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Old 07-29-2016, 06:34 PM   #37
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It lives! Thanks to everyone for your help.
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Old 07-29-2016, 06:35 PM   #38
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Yea, glad you got it fixed
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Old 07-29-2016, 07:03 PM   #39
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Cool....
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Old 07-30-2016, 07:57 AM   #40
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wonderful and looking good.....
btw, the awning is not set up quite right. the roof poles that are on the camper wall should be attached on the roof. look under the awning bag and you should see the attachment points for the roof poles. those lower wall attachment points are for the leg poles which can be set up in carport position (to the ground as you have it) or to the wall of the camper. The leg poles have caps on them that can be removed to expose the ball feet that fit into the wall attachment points. Hope you have many happy camping trips (and always tie the awning down - I had the awning flip up onto the roof damaging the awning legs in a mild wind.....)

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