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Old 04-30-2014, 06:14 PM   #1
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What are these used for ?

Hey All,

I found two of these, one under each of the beds of my tent trailer and I am quite sure what they are used for ?
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:27 PM   #2
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They slide over opposing corner post to prevent the roof from collapsing. It's a safety feature. Use one on the front and one on the back on different sides of the camper.

Be careful how you store them, they can tear up your mattress.
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:35 PM   #3
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They slide over opposing corner post to prevent the roof from collapsing. It's a safety feature. Use one on the front and one on the back on different sides of the camper.

Be careful how you store them, they can tear up your mattress.
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:51 AM   #4
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and the angled end goes up (roof end)...it can be a tight fit too.
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Good info! I had seen these in a demonstration video on youtube before looking at my popup and even the seller was perplexed as to their use, so I informed him. Thanks for the tip GalsofEscape!
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Old 05-01-2014, 01:43 PM   #6
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Don't forget to use them....I had a sprocket shatter when lowering a roof once, and that roof came down at a great force. I would guess if I had been inside when it dropped, I would have gone from 6'2" to about 3'1" really quick.
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Does anyone know, are there some brand of campers that do not have these? Our first one did and it was a Dutchman, our second one did not have any, it was a Fleetwood, and now our new one, the Rockwood has them. We just thought that it was because the Fleetwood had a different lift system on it that maybe they weren't required on it. Now it has me thinking.
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Our old Viking did not have them either.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:54 AM   #9
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My 95 Coleman (Fleetwood) did not have these

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