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Old 08-31-2015, 10:11 AM   #1
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Lifting system

One of the corners of my camper is not lifting the roof all the way up. Could a cable have snapped? Cost of repair? Is this a easy fix I can do? Thanks! J
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Old 08-31-2015, 10:26 AM   #2
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Sounds like it may be bound up. If it breaks/snaps, it won't lift at all on that corner. I don't believe it's a "do-it-yourself" kinda project. I'd take it to a repair shop if it were me.
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Ok thanks. It will lift almost to the top, but stop about 5 inches short making it hard to insert the door.
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Old 08-31-2015, 11:13 AM   #4
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Hopefully, it's just "birdnested" and nothing major.
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Old 08-31-2015, 12:00 PM   #5
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Find out what's binding quickly.


A loose pulley that just needs it's axle tightened can turn into a released cable that'll need rethreading.


Get it checked out and repaired before it turns nasty.
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Old 09-04-2015, 03:03 PM   #6
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I had the same problem. It's sitting at the Jayco deal right now. I'm probably jinxing myself, but the service people didn't think it was a bid deal at all. I guess I'll find out when I get the bill.
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One thing that would help others to try and help you would be to know the year and model of the camper.


There is loads of information on the net concerning the lifting system and from past experience they are not all that hard to repair Just time consuming and working in cramped spaces. I had a similar with my 2000 Heritage and the problem was a broken eye bolt where all 4 cables attach to the main lifting cable of the winch.
See attached pics 1st is what was broken 2nd was after repairs were made Not saying this is your problem but thought this might help.
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google "jayco lift system" and you will get a wealth of information pictures etc
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I had the same problem. It's sitting at the Jayco deal right now. I'm probably jinxing myself, but the service people didn't think it was a bid deal at all. I guess I'll find out when I get the bill.
Well, I should have kept my mouth shut. Got the call this morning that I have some wood rot in the floor in one corner and the pulley has come loose from the floor. Going to have to replace part of the floor and reset everything. One-hour repair turned into 4-to-6 hours.
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If it is a broken cable and you are handy you can fix it yourself. Call Jayco to get a schematic. My husband fixed all four cables on our first pop up. He didn't buy the cable from an RV place though. He bought it at Lowes.
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