Dumb question on scissor lifters for pop top.

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 at 13:36
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I've bought a pair of scissor lifters for the pop top I am building.

My question is this: I know they are installed off centre when the roof is down.
But do they lift vertically or is there some sideways movement?

Can I install them front and rear with the springs facing outward, so that they are opposite hand front and rear?

Many thanks in advance.
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Reply By: Athol W1 - Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 at 21:11

Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 at 21:11
The whole idea of the scissor lift is so that the roof lifts vertically, and yes you can and should install them so that they are opposite one another. If you check the major pop top caravan manufacturers you will find just that.
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Reply By: Malcom M - Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 at 22:38

Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 at 22:38
Check out myswag.org
Forum dedicated to camper trailers. Quite scissor lift builds there.
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Reply By: Member - John T (Tamworth NSW) - Sunday, Mar 12, 2017 at 13:12

Sunday, Mar 12, 2017 at 13:12
G'day Keith

Any luck figuring out how to mount the scissor lifts. Our AOR Quantum has 4 - 1 pair on the sides and another pair front and rear. Springs face out on all lifts. Feel free to PM if you would like me to do any measurements etc for you.


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Follow Up By: Keith B2 - Sunday, Mar 12, 2017 at 18:14

Sunday, Mar 12, 2017 at 18:14
Thanks John.
You have answered my question.
I looked high and low on the internet and none of the pictures I could find were close enough both ends to see what was what.
But, hearing what you say, I think as long as the central pivot point is centred from and rear it will be okay.
Incidentally, I learned from bitter experience to take more care unwrapping these buggers. Now I have a chunk of thumb and half a bucket of blood stuck on one of them.
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Reply By: duck - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 at 10:27

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 at 10:27
Couple of extra ideals I fitted air bag lifts that I made myself now the wife can lift And also fitted adjustable inside poles so in big wind storm roof does not come down
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