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Old 10-12-2019, 11:08 AM   #1
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Grinding Crank Mechanism

We went out last night to camp and when I started to crank the roof, knew something was off. I was able to crank but it got progressively more difficult and started to feel like it was grinding. The piece where I insert the crank shaft came off as well when I reversed it and let the roof back down. I was able to get the roof up about a foot but due to the grinding I felt like it was better to not force it. Any advice and guidance is welcome with open arms!

It is a 71 Jay Eagle popup.


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Old 10-12-2019, 01:02 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear that. Were the corners going up unevenly? or down unevenly?. That would indicate you have a broken part or wire to one corner. the lifting wire runs from the crank wire to a splitter where the four wires go out to the corners to lift in most units. Not sure about yours. Go under and see if any of the visible wires are broken, sagging, etc.

Use the search bar above to find some others who have encountered this problem. Also search some youtubes for pop up trailer lifter failure repairs.
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