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Old 05-21-2015, 07:40 AM   #11
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I'm not familiar with your model but when I was a service tech we adjusted cables on Coleman's all the time. Over time cables will stretch. There was a small box under the trailer called a wiffle tree. This is where all four cables met and where the adjustments were made. I don't know if this helps but the first place you would notice this is at the door. Good luck.
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Old 05-21-2015, 08:07 AM   #12
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I had the same problem with my HW256. There was a noticeable sag of the roof edge from front to back. It was just something I learned to live with. I doubt there is a fix.

I do not understand how this problem can develop as pop ups tend to spend most of their time closed up and the roof edge is resting on the side wall. I get it if the pop up was up all season and the weight to the A/C unit was pushing down. Then the 12'+ span between the corners could enable sag.

I hope my 16' box roof does not develop this as well but I suspect it will.

I am planning on adding roof braces crosswise to support the roof better to stop the center from sagging. I wonder if I could run some plate metal along the inside as well to give support to the wood. My understanding is that the sidewalls are basically just plywood.

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Old 05-21-2015, 10:18 AM   #13
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What happens if you raise the top set ur door and put the bracing on the cross corners then lower the top? I think that might hurt the door but not sure.
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Old 06-02-2015, 02:00 PM   #14
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The roof on my 2014 HW296 is sagged in the middle over 4 inches. You can see the crazy amounts of water that accumulates. Dealer told me it's normal.

My door does the exact same thing too.
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Old 06-03-2015, 08:52 PM   #15
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The roof on my 2014 HW296 is sagged in the middle over 4 inches. You can see the crazy amounts of water that accumulates. Dealer told me it's normal.

My door does the exact same thing too.
Corey,

I will be installing roof braces this year so that does not happen to my unit. I do not want 4" of sag. I do not care if it is normal. You are just asking for problems when water is allowed to pool on the roof.

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Old 06-04-2015, 08:18 AM   #16
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I will be installing roof braces this year so that does not happen to my unit. I do not want 4" of sag. I do not care if it is normal. You are just asking for problems when water is allowed to pool on the roof.

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Agreed!! How do you install roof braces? I've been thinking about it but a little too scared to dig into the camper any more than I already have.
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Agreed!! How do you install roof braces? I've been thinking about it but a little too scared to dig into the camper any more than I already have.
I plan on using 2" aluminum fence post to span the width of the roof and simple L brackets to hold it flush. There is a good post on it someplace. I will try to find it.

It is very easy to do. Hardest part is mental angush in drilling the bolt hole in the side board of the roof.

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I'd like to know how to, also. Thanks


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Old 06-06-2015, 02:52 PM   #19
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Here is the Wiki on it.

How to Install Popup Camper Air Conditioner Roof Supports

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Also see this thread.

Our 2005 Rockwood High Wall Project, lots of photos!

The discussion on the roof brace begins on Page 5 I think.

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