Jayco Winders and bits

Submitted: Monday, Mar 05, 2007 at 06:47
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HI all ! have a 93 eagle off road that I got as a project a month ago.
Q. do the winders have to be serviced? mine doesn't feel to good when you wind it back down feels a bit stiff and just not positive in its contact with the ratchet.
Also, I'm trying to reinforce it so it'll handle rough road driving.
I've put 45 deg. aluminium screwed and glued into the tops of all the storage areas cause I didn't like the look of the joins but was wondering if it was worth bolting the storage areas threw the floor as they seem to be just held by screws.
Any other ideas?
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Reply By: Member - Reiner G (QLD) 4124 - Monday, Mar 05, 2007 at 09:04

Monday, Mar 05, 2007 at 09:04
I done a fair few in my years and most important would be servicing the wind up mechanism. Park your camper somewhere you can hang the roof up and take the wind up legs apart. They have springs inside who run in grease and collect dust over the years. Check the little guide wheels for the wires and the wires itself.
If you want to keep the camper and do some off road stuff fitting a sub-chassis is a good idea. I used to make a frame out of 75mmX50mm RHS and cut off the old spring hangers. Refitting them under the new frame. This makes the hole unit stronger and you get 3 inches more ground clearance.
Have fun with your project.

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Follow Up By: Alcoz - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 20:14

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 20:14
Thanks for that!
I've since bit the bullet and pulled most of whats excess able off and cleaned and oiled what i can.
I also added matching wheels and tyres for my Prado so I've got some extra ground clearance.
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