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Old 06-28-2020, 10:04 PM   #1
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Pop up roof sway

Hello,


New to the forum here. My wife and I bought a used 2017 Forest River 1910 Esp pop-up trailer recently and we're also new to pop up trailers.


We noticed that when the trailer roof is fully popped up there's some sway to the roof from side to side. About 2-3 inches side to side. I'm just concerned if theres an issue with the lift system or the supports for the roof.


Maybe it is completely normal but just wanted to know if anyone has any thoughts on this?


Any info would be greatly appreciated!


-Eric
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Old 06-28-2020, 10:17 PM   #2
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Completely normal.

I've owned 3 and they all do that.
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Old 06-29-2020, 09:18 AM   #3
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Completely normal.
x2!!

I've owned 2 pups. My current Flagstaff MAC and an older 1996 2106 Starcraft.

They both "rock-n-roll" - my Starcaft was worse.....
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Old 06-29-2020, 09:31 AM   #4
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84 Viking, 87 Jayco.....Yep....good ole roof sway. You're in good shape and don't worry.
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Old 06-29-2020, 02:46 PM   #5
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Pop up roof sway

Are you using the safety bars to keep the the roof from falling down? There should be 2, one for each of opposite corners. They seem to help with the roof sway issue.
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Old 06-29-2020, 02:52 PM   #6
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Are you using the safety bars to keep the the roof from falling down? There should be 2, one for each of opposite corners. They seem to help with the roof sway issue.
x2, Once you put the safety bars in place you can lower the roof a bit which will help. Just don't forget to raise it up before removing the bars.
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Old 06-29-2020, 03:18 PM   #7
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Built is safety device

It is the built in safety device, something about when the roof is rockin, don't come knockin all is good and normal
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It is the built in safety device, something about when the roof is rockin, don't come knockin all is good and normal
The problem with that is if there's a strong storm coming then the people inside won't be notified by the campground hosts.
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Old 06-29-2020, 08:59 PM   #9
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Thanks for the info guys! I do use the safety bars but haven't tried lowering after putting them on. Wl give that a whirl. Appreciate the info and that alarm system sounds pretty good too haha!
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The problem with that is if there's a strong storm coming then the people inside won't be notified by the campground hosts.

what notification??? there was a hurricane heading toward us once. It was expected to be a tropical storm by the time it hit - nobody came around to notify anybody, there was only a notice taped to the store door..... just stating "high winds and flooding water expected in the next 24 hours". That was in our tenting days and we were totally incommunicado - had no radio, or smart phone. Had we not dropped by the store for ice????? Had visions of us rolling away in the tent - we quickly packed up and left. We also remedied the lack of daily weather updates.
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