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Old 10-03-2016, 08:18 AM   #1
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outside cable broke lose

I have a 2011 Jayco Series Sport 10. It's my first camper. Just purchased it in July and used it for the 3rd time this past weekend. There is a small cable to the right of the door. Overnight, the screw that holds it to the body broke. The head is in the cable connector and the bottom is in the body. What is that cable? I had to put the camper down so we could get home. Will I be able to raise it again? It looks like it'll be an easy fix; drill out the screw and replace it.
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:28 AM   #2
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If it was a lift cable one corner would have drooped. So I think that is the grounding cable for the electrical system to ensure you have a positive ground. Can you post a photo to verify.
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:36 AM   #3
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Unfortunately, I didn't think to take a picture before I lowered the camper. It's just to the right of the support and would be enclosed in the velcro cover when the camper is raised. I heard a pop at the camper overnight and thought something had just hit the roof. The next day when we were getting ready to lower the camper, my sister noticed the cable was loose. The corner did not move or droop at all. Could it just be a guide to know when to stop raising the roof?
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Old 10-03-2016, 09:10 AM   #4
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The purpose of that cable is so that you don't accidentally raise the roof too high (or not enough). You crank the roof until that cable is extended fully and then you know to stop cranking. It should be taut like a guitar string.
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Old 10-03-2016, 09:17 AM   #5
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Thanks! I was hoping that's what it is. I think I can fix this myself, then. I was mostly worried that I wouldn't be able to raise it and would have to take it to the RV center for repair.
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