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#11 claws

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Posted 07 July 2021 - 01:17 PM

If you want to get really lazy, you can also use a linear actuator in place of the speaker lift so you really can use your pinky finger for push button roof lifitng.  

 

You need a 30" linear actuator  a reversing switch and a power cord.   With a fleet flatbed, I didn't even need any sort of bracket or extender, it works as is with some rubber chair leg bumpers on the ends of the actuator.    For other models, you may need the 40" actuator. 

Thanks Rando. Do you have a pic of this set up?

 

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Posted 07 July 2021 - 01:56 PM

This is not a great photo, but shows how it goes together.   It is basically a pole with a switch, plug it into the 12V outlet, put it under the lift panel and press the up button.   It takes about 15 - 20s to lift each end. 
 
This is the 50lb model and works well with a large rigid solar panel and two powered vents on the roof, if you have heavier stuff on the roof you may need a stronger actuator.   The 30" model works as is with the flatbed fleet, I set the bottom of the actuator on the shower hatch in the back and on the water tank in the front, you may need a different length for your camper. 
 
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#13 Toddhom

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Posted 07 July 2021 - 05:19 PM

Not sure what I'm missing here.  I see the pole up against the roof and on the floor.  What I don't see is how you lift it.  Is there a crank or do you use a cordless drill?

 

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#14 DarinH

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Posted 08 July 2021 - 02:13 AM

If you want to get really lazy, you can also use a linear actuator in place of the speaker lift so you really can use your pinky finger for push button roof lifitng.

You need a 30" linear actuator a reversing switch and a power cord. With a fleet flatbed, I didn't even need any sort of bracket or extender, it works as is with some rubber chair leg bumpers on the ends of the actuator. For other models, you may need the 40" actuator.

Got any photos you could share?
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#15 rando

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Posted 08 July 2021 - 03:55 AM



Got any photos you could share?

 

Sure, just a few posts above yours.  

 



 

This is not a great photo, but shows how it goes together.   It is basically a pole with a switch, plug it into the 12V outlet, put it under the lift panel and press the up button.   It takes about 15 - 20s to lift each end. 
 
This is the 50lb model and works well with a large rigid solar panel and two powered vents on the roof, if you have heavier stuff on the roof you may need a stronger actuator.   The 30" model works as is with the flatbed fleet, I set the bottom of the actuator on the shower hatch in the back and on the water tank in the front, you may need a different length for your camper. 

 


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Posted 08 July 2021 - 11:13 AM

Thanks Rando! That is the type of actuator I have been looking for.


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Posted 10 July 2021 - 01:25 PM

Todd.  I am not sure whose picture you are asking about; but in my submission this tube is pneumatic.  It's just air that pushes the telescoping pole up.  You turn the knob at the bottom of the pole and that releases the air that makes the pole telescope upward.  After the roof is up and you remove the pole, you have to manually push the extended telescoped section back down into the main shaft.  It's easy to do.  


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Posted 26 February 2022 - 01:14 AM

I just bought the On Stage Power Crank-up SS8800B+ speaker stand from Amazon. It arrived with a torn box and no instructions inside. Most concerning is that every 6" while cranking or using the drill it has a momentary place of resistance. It might be getting slightly better each up/down but don't want to take the legs off until I'm sure it is not defective. Anyone else experienced these places of resistance or had directions missing? Thanks. 


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Posted 26 February 2022 - 07:53 PM

I just bought the On Stage Power Crank-up SS8800B+ speaker stand from Amazon. It arrived with a torn box and no instructions inside. Most concerning is that every 6" while cranking or using the drill it has a momentary place of resistance. It might be getting slightly better each up/down but don't want to take the legs off until I'm sure it is not defective. Anyone else experienced these places of resistance or had directions missing? Thanks. 

 

 

I purchased the Knox Gear Hand Crank Steel Speaker Stand, so I can't speak directly to your purchase.  But my stand does not have any "momentary places of resistance."  It's the same resistance all the way up.  (Virtually none with no-load and then a constant level when it starts to raise the roof).  While there may be no direct damage due to the torn package, it may be an indication of rough handling somewhere along the line.  

 

Given Amazon's great customer service, I'd suggest calling them and exchanging it.  


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#20 dennis 221

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Posted 27 February 2022 - 02:21 PM

Big Al i have a hawk .does that stand u bought go high enough to raise my hawk roof? Says up to.. 5'10"..thanks
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