Jayco Pop Tops

Submitted: Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 at 02:41
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I have been looking for a while now at Jayco Pop Tops and would like to know if anyone can tell me when they changed the mechanism for the windup. I'd hate to buy one and find the parts are no longer available and/or need to be modified. Any suggestions to a model that has the newer version, is low in weight and relatively inexpensive would be most welcome. Thanks Ann
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Reply By: Notso - Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 at 08:54

Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 at 08:54
Are you talking about the Jayco Eagle, Swan etc. They are not Pop Tops. The Pop Tops simply pop up the roof and don't have any winding mechanism. The Jayco Eagle and Swan etc have a wind up top and and are actually what they call Camper Trailers.
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Follow Up By: Ann H3 - Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 at 15:40

Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 at 15:40
Thank you for the correction, learning the terminology every minute though that doesn't answer my questions. Thanks.
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Follow Up By: Member - P and JM - Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 at 16:31

Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 at 16:31
Ann H3,

Reread Notso's reply again as you are being asked a question and given some advise as to whether you are referring to a Pop Top Caravan or a Pop Top Camper Trailer.

P&J
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Follow Up By: Notso - Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 at 16:55

Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 at 16:55
We are still none the wiser as to what you are looking to buy. I belong to a caravan club and a number of our members have the Swan, Eagle etc, so if you let us know what it is you intend to buy we may be able to help.
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Follow Up By: Ann H3 - Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 at 18:43

Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 at 18:43
so very sorry everyone. Yes I'm talking about the Jayco vans that you need to wind the tops up and the beds usually slide out on both ends.
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Follow Up By: Notso - Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 at 19:22

Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 at 19:22
It seems the winding mechanism may have changed around 2006. The main problem with the earlier version was the cable breaking.

You could always give Jayco a call and get a definitive answer to that question.

If you buy anything that winds up. then check it several times, winding it up and down a few times to see if it runs smoothly etc.

Jayco have a reputation for good warranty service. They have a lifetime warranty for the original owner on the winder mechanism, with conditions of course.

So from all this I'd buy something that's not too old and has the totally enclosed winder system. (later)
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Follow Up By: Ann H3 - Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 at 21:54

Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 at 21:54
Thanks Notso, I've been looking on ebay and gumtree as well as caravan dealers sites for a long time but not physically checked any out. Could you please explain what the totally enclosed winder system looks like as opposed to the older version. Ta Ann
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