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#11 platzi

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 08:38 PM

Hi Phil, i didn't have any weight on that rack when i lifted/lowered the roof. And, yes i think it is the factory rack.


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#12 Wallowa

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 12:31 AM

Hi Phil, i didn't have any weight on that rack when i lifted/lowered the roof. And, yes i think it is the factory rack.

 

 

Hmmm...My FWC Yakima roof rails and solar panel install do not look like that..but it might just be the angle...I was actually interested in the total weight Platzi carried on the roof and if it was lowered or raised with that weight...evidently the weight was removed before the roof was raised or lowered.

 

Thanks..Phil


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#13 Stan@FourWheel

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 06:20 AM

Is the truck parked on a flat area?
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Posted 09 August 2017 - 03:16 PM

well, it turns out the camper wasn't level. the one corner where the roof stood up, was down about 1-2". It is closing perfectly now. Lesson learned. Thanks for all the feedback, you guys are awesome...


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#15 longhorn1

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 05:20 PM

Platzi,

I was taught by the dealer to lower the rear, then the front, all with the door open. The second step was to raise each corner and with the other hand make sure the soft side was creased on its folds. I stick my hand in and tighten everything up before securing all the latches. Jd

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 05:30 PM

I think more than a few of us have just learned something valuable today about leveling our rigs prior to clamp-down.  Thanks!

Rico


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 06:18 PM

Stan is the man!


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#18 OSUFlyer

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:04 AM

I am having a similar issue with my Keystone roof not closing properly, except it seems to be a byproduct of a sagging roof.  I have a pretty noticeable swayback causing my rear panel to rub the headliner when I pop the roof.  My rear has a big gap/overhang and the front is a tight fit.  Anyone have any recommendations on how to bend the roof back straight without removing it?


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