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Author Topic: How can I lubricate my pop up lift system ?  (Read 1091 times)

JackL

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How can I lubricate my pop up lift system ?
« on: August 13, 2017, 09:08:10 AM »
We recently purchased a 2003 Coleman Taos pop up and the crank up roof system works very hard.
 Is there any way to lubricate it or adjust it to make it work easier?

Jack L

jayc2640

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Re: How can I lubricate my pop up lift system ?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 04:22:13 PM »
Back when my wife and I had one, we sprayed the support posts with WD-40.  Made a difference in ease of cranking.
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JackL

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Re: How can I lubricate my pop up lift system ?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 05:24:22 PM »
Thanks,
 I'll try that

Jack L

MikeNNRV

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Re: How can I lubricate my pop up lift system ?
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2017, 03:03:17 PM »
LPS makes a spray lubricant specifically for cables; should not attract a bunch of gunk like other greases will.  Still, you have to be willing to crawl underneath.
I suggest you spray the lube on a lint-free cloth and wipe on.  There will be a couple of areas that will be accessible front and rear.  Then, run your lift all the way up and repeat; you will have to stabilize your trailer before raising the roof.
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Doug in IL

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Re: How can I lubricate my pop up lift system ?
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2017, 03:38:04 AM »
More than likely, the wiffletree needs to be lubed.  This is the part at the end of the crank that the cables attach to.  It is a long threaded shaft that gets sticky and rusty.  There is a youtube video on how to do so.  Lookup wiffletree lube.

weaselguys

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Re: How can I lubricate my pop up lift system ?
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2018, 11:21:36 AM »
I use a silicone spray on the cables, wheels underneath the trailer and on the cables in the roof supports.
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spencerpj

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Re: How can I lubricate my pop up lift system ?
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2018, 05:28:40 PM »
WD40 brand makes a nice dry spray.