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Old 08-27-2012, 05:04 PM   #1
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Jayco Lift System, why no external safety supports?

Why do Jayco models not include support braces/poles/posts to serve as a back-up safety feature for the lift system? It seems like a common sense safety feature to include (and other manufacturers do include). ...unless there is some truely innovative feature in the Jayco lift system that provides a similar redundancy.

Is there something better about some of this design configuration that make it safer than others? ...i.e., safer to the point that having external supports doesn't really add any additional safety factor?

Our '08 Jayco 1206 doesn't have safety supports (at least not that I know of) and I've often wondered if I should somehow rig some up. But then I've also wondered if maybe its single-piece door frame might be a better safety support than a split door (two-piece) configuration that I've seen on some other brands?

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Old 09-03-2012, 09:04 PM   #2
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I had 2 Coleman PU trailers and neither had any type of back up safety system. I had a lift cable break and the roof did not come down. I don't think you need to worry about it.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:23 PM   #3
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Like I posteds as a "whoops " the other day, Iv'e tried to lower the roof with the door down and it won't. Larry
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:47 PM   #4
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I used to own a Rockwood Premier Pop Up that had those safety brackets, and I always used them - just in case.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:51 PM   #5
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For years there has been a "hidden safety" incorporated into the lifter system.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:00 PM   #6
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For years there has been a "hidden safety" incorporated into the lifter system.

What is the hidden safety? I was not aware of it.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:16 PM   #7
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Numerous years ago JAYCO and STARCRAFT did away with the old safety bars that had to be installed on opposing corners. I can't tell you exactly what they did, but there is supposed to be some kind of a safety device incorporated into the corner posts that will not let the roof fall suddenly.
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I can't tell you exactly what they did, but there is supposed to be some kind of a safety device incorporated into the corner posts that will not let the roof fall suddenly.
I wonder why they don't advertise such a safety system, if it exist. I will have to ask my dealer the next time I stop in.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:49 PM   #9
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Our 2011 Jayco Swan (Australian model) came with metal bars to put in the diagonal opposing corners. If you're concerned it wouldn't be too hard to find/make similar bars with rubber stoppers on each end.
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:58 PM   #10
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That is my only compaint with the jayco trailers is the lift systems. 1 of my popups the roof sways to the side because the lift bars are worn out. I went to lowes and bought 1/2" angle iron and 3 pipe clamps and use them as a stiffener to the lifts and that works great for the time being till i can get them replaced. Havent looked into the cost of that yet
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