Originally Posted by RONSTAR911
Hello all I have a one year old Palomino Banshee B2 "offroad" Tent trailer.
I have noticed some canvas tearing near each side of the door frame. NOWHERE can I find actual step by step instructions including the "manual" that came with it or the dealer has been no help either on how to fold up the canvass etc which way is the best to fold it etc?
Now of coarse we have "our" way of lowering the roof in stages etc and guessing the way it seems to fold nicely in there but.. IS there actual instructions from the factory that tells you the proper way? Im concerned that even our carefull folding methods are somehow putting undue strain on the attchment points of the canvas as its already tearing only after about 10 uses or so.
My wife noticed 4 vertical Zippers each near the roof raising tubes, She belives that these zippers should be undone and open when folding up the trailer. I cant see how that would help but maybee thats what we are doing wrong. The local dealer just said jam it in as best you can and there is no correct way? I find that hard to belive.
ANY THOUGHTS? pictures, the instuctions to which I am after? My trailer has the goshen style lift with the cable style crank on the toungue and I belive has a similar canvass sides to MOST palomino tent trailers by forest River.
we had a 97 palamino pinto for years and although there weren't any printed instructions ( i also wondered why not ) the dealer showed us exactly how to fold everything away! our raising tubes had canvas flaps that you folded over and it attached with velcro to hide the tubes - yours sounds like the same idea but attaches with zippers. When folding up the trailer our flaps DEFINATELY had to be "unvelcroed" and placed behind the tube so the tube could retract. ( on our trailer there were 2 safety channels that manually slipped over the tubes that prevented the roof from crashing down if the winch/cable broke - could be different these days)
before starting to fold down make sure the safety canvas flaps inside under the beds are unsnapped (yours may be different) Then i would untuck the canvas around the beds on the outside of the trailer. Then push the beds into the trailer and fold all the excess canvas as neatly as you can. Then lower the roof about to about a foot and walk around and push all the canvas in - again as neat as you can. then fold down to about 2 or 3 inches and walk around again to double check that all the canvas is inside (watch those diamond rings cause they love to snag those screens
) Now crank the trailer down as far as it will go, at this point on our trailer i would have to physically push the roof down on the 4 corners to get the canvas to completely fold enough to get the roof latches to hook.
I cant believe a dealer wouldnt take the time to show the proper way to fold/unfold this trailer!!!!!!!!!!!!
we had our trailer for 12 years and enjoyed the many trips we had with it, but we finally outgrew it. It was still mint when we sold it!
After all those years we had the set up and fold up down to a science