Coromal Camper Question

Submitted: Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 13:45
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We recently purchased a second-hand Coromal Pioneer Silhouette Camper trailer. In each of the 2 rear corners of the pull-out bed there's a steel eye-bolt, loosely secured to the side by a plastic electrical tie, and each is tucked out of the way, under the mattress. Their purpose is not obvious and I have been unable to find any mention of them in the accompanying handbook. I wondered if anyone could throw any light on their purpose. Thank you.
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Reply By: Member - Thommo (Melb) - Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 14:02

Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 14:02
Hi Jamas

The two eye bolts are to go into the track after the bed are push out to stop them from pushing back in.

There is a hole in the U section or outer section to give it another word

Should be 4 of total. 2 for each end

Regards Thommo
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Follow Up By: jamas - Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 14:17

Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 14:17
Thanks Thommo. I hadn't noticed the two up front - but they're there too. I assume the previous owner chose not to use them as they are still secured in the corners and cannot reach the locking holes from there. Jamas :-)
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Reply By: brian - Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 14:32

Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 14:32
Thommo is correct but in practice i have never used mine as the two outside stays hold the bed in place.Check the welding on the bracket holding the spare wheelmine broke recently and i lost the spare wheel somewhere along the road to Braidwood.
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Follow Up By: jamas - Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 15:30

Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 15:30
Thanks Brian - I have just had the spare wheel off, to clean some of the red dust etc from it. I checked the bracket while I was there - looks ok so far but thanks for the warning. :-)
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Reply By: drover - Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 15:17

Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 15:17
Jamas
I also recently purchased one secondhand. Take care with the wind-up mechanism as I broke a cable to one corner.
I agree the stays which fit under the beds seem to hold them in place
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Follow Up By: jamas - Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 15:35

Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 15:35
Another good point Drover. The camper was supplied with a couple of lengths of alluminium tube, which at first seemed surplus to requirements. But after watching the video (also supplied with the camper) we discovered they were to be placed alongside the wind-up pillars on opposite corners. It didn't say so - but I assume this could only be as a safety precaution against a cable breaking. :-)
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Reply By: Member - Gecko (WA) - Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 05:57

Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 05:57
The "pins" are designed to lock the bed into place for journey's along rough roads we have had our camper for a year now in all sorts of terrain and never used them... the two tubes are indeed for bracing and should be put diagonally across from each other when the camper is up, this firms it up and allows the weight to be taken from the cable system, Also as a hint the book says once the camper is down and locked it is best to just nip up the winder until you feel slight tension, this takes up the slck in the cable.
Cheers
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Follow Up By: jamas - Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 08:54

Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 08:54
Thanks Gecko - we're just starting to get to know a bit more about it thanks to the help from peolpe like yourself on this forum. :-)
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