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lance.a.simon

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Top won't come down
« on: June 08, 2019, 08:12:21 AM »
I seem to have cranked the top an inch too high (it seemed fine) and now when I try to crank it down it just turns & turns, the top will not come down. Thought? Hints? Tricks?
Gosh I hope I haven't wrecked the camper!!
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Gizmo100

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Re: Top won't come down
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2019, 09:26:20 AM »
After a little research this is what I found......

1 You could have a shear pin that is broken. Your going to have to do a little digging to see whats moving when someone else is cranking.

2 Assuming it's a cable type system. You may have a loose or broken cable. Once again time to start doing some digging/ crawing underneath to check things out.

Make sure the camper is SAFE to crawl under....Chock both sides of the wheels on level ground is preferred.
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lance.a.simon

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Re: Top won't come down
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2019, 10:18:43 AM »
Yup, got it, will do. Thanks!
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lance.a.simon

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Re: Top won't come down
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2019, 06:36:54 AM »
Yup the shear pin in the crank is damaged and I need to hold it up with a screwdriver to get the top down. A hassle but at least it works!
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Gizmo100

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Re: Top won't come down
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2019, 08:01:50 PM »
Yup the shear pin in the crank is damaged and I need to hold it up with a screwdriver to get the top down. A hassle but at least it works!

Now you know the problem....You just have to figure out how to fix it.  :)

Thanks for the follow up.
2017 Heartland Trail runner 24 SLE
2017 Ford F150 3.5 Eco boost

To be 1/2 the man my dog thinks I am...But twice the man My wife thinks I am...