I recently purchase a used Truck Camper and I have been going through it to make it 100% and having some issues with raising and lowering the Pop Top.
My Truck Camper(Viking Spirit ) has the "Heco" Lifting System with the Crank Handle that you Crank from the center rail system and it's horrible. The Handle wants to come out all of the time, the roof wants to drop on your head,and it doesn't lower level (rear closes before the front, the right rear closes before the left) and causes some closing/clamping issues. Supposedly there are some kind of "Torsion Bar Springs" inside of the Tubing and they may be out of adjustment. The Rail Rack Gear may also be worn out causing some issues too. The handle is definitely worn out and the teeth are slightly twisted.
The Previous Owner drilled some holes in the track system so they could install pins while cranking it up and lowering it ,so it didn't crash on top of them.
Edited by Ghetto Johnny, 23 August 2020 - 03:57 AM.