Single person poptop operation

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 10:05
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Hi,Does anyone have any ideas on how to raise and lower the poptop on a 16ft van by a single person, i am told it must be done in one operation.Thanks Loz
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Reply By: Member - john y - Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 10:23

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 10:23
G'day Loz Don't know that it a one go operation. We have a coromal pop top and were told to always lower or raise the rear first as this ensures the roof stays in alignment.Have always done so wiyh no problems. Regards john y
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Follow Up By: cruiser19980 - Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 11:43

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 11:43
Hi John. Has there been any issues with your awning? Loz
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Follow Up By: Member - john y - Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 13:53

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 13:53
G'day Loz No issues all good,but before raising the roof I open the awning by about a metre or so,and leave the switch on open.Thus when raising the roof you don't have the added strain of the awning being released. I find this makes the job so much easier. Regards john y
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Reply By: tg123 - Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 10:46

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 10:46
You can have an airbag system with compressor fitted to lift the roof. Makes life very easy for those who have shoulder etc problems. Not sure of price but check with your local van fixerupperer.
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Follow Up By: AlanTH - Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 11:54

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 11:54
Make sure you leave the door open when raising and lowering as the displaced air can make it very hard to close and a partial vacuum makes it hard to open.
Cook found out that the hard way after accusing me of not unlatching it before she attempted to open it.
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Reply By: rooster350 - Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 20:14

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 20:14
Go to one end , lift it half way, go to other end and lift all the way, then go back and fully lift all the way...have been doing this for 11 yrs on our 17ft poptop and have no issues...cheers
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Follow Up By: cruiser19980 - Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 21:08

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 21:08
Thanks Rooster that will do it.
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