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Old 05-01-2013, 06:39 PM   #15
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Everything I've read says that the towing is not a problem behind the lift with the tow attachment. That's actually are plan if we go that way. I'd just like to here fom someone that has experience with an Entegra.
We used the cruiser lift on our class A with great success, however the overhang on our current class C is too great and the framing not designed to support the weight.

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a little off topic but I noticed one reply talking about the Mighty Hauler lifts. Here is a link to a post I made about my terrible experience with this lift. We almost lost our bike and toad due to their poor manufacturing.
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:09 PM   #17
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Sure. Let me have ur pics with detailed description of the problem. I will give to my installer on Monday next week - he will need 3 1/2 days for installation of the Hydralift and modify my Jeep for the Blue Ox.
My lift is a Hydralift made in the UK by E&P lifts and what was originally distributed here in the USA before they started making them here. Its my understanding the most dimensions remained the same with various parts beefed up (like the rams).

What I can't figure is what is wrong that prevents me storing the tray in the vertical position. Drilling some more holes in the tray seems like the solution but before I start doing that, I figured I would first make sure what the issue is.

I've uploaded 6 pix:
HL1 - tray locked in normal horizontal "use" position - no problems.
HL2 - tray manually held in vertical "store" position - lock bracket not connected. Red arrow shows hole used by lock bracket when in normal horizontal position.
HL3 - measure of lock bracket - 12 inches center to center.
HL4 - lock bracket moved onto vertical tray showing miss-aligned holes.
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I'm sure I need to explain something further but let me start with this.
Thanks again for any help you can provide.

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My lift is a Hydralift made in the UK by E&P lifts and what was originally distributed here in the USA before they started making them here. Its my understanding the most dimensions remained the same with various parts beefed up (like the rams).

What I can't figure is what is wrong that prevents me storing the tray in the vertical position. Drilling some more holes in the tray seems like the solution but before I start doing that, I figured I would first make sure what the issue is.

I've uploaded 6 pix:
HL1 - tray locked in normal horizontal "use" position - no problems.
HL2 - tray manually held in vertical "store" position - lock bracket not connected. Red arrow shows hole used by lock bracket when in normal horizontal position.
HL3 - measure of lock bracket - 12 inches center to center.
HL4 - lock bracket moved onto vertical tray showing miss-aligned holes.
HL2a - combination of HL2 and HL3 - right side (better lighting)
HL4a - same as HL4 - but again right side.

I'm sure I need to explain something further but let me start with this.
Thanks again for any help you can provide.

-mick
Mick,

Randy (installer) looked at the pics:

A. There should have been a hole to secure when vertical.

B. Overtime design evolved - mine has different line up for the holes. I will send pics when he completes the installation.

C. No problem drilling a hole - will not affect strength of the frame: provided no lines etc. inside. (shouldn't)

D. Your lift is out of "kilter" - as you can see it's leaning back. When installed the installer didn't observe the 2 degree lean towards the coach. This can easily be compensated by a special Hydralift shim kit, Randy showed me the shim kit needed.

Hope this helps.

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B. Overtime design evolved - mine has different line up for the holes. I will send pics when he completes the installation
That would be excellent.

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D. Your lift is out of "kilter" - as you can see it's leaning back. When installed the installer didn't observe the 2 degree lean towards the coach.
Not exactly sure what you are seeing in the pics but I suspect it maybe an optical allusion given that the tray was not correctly pinned nor is the MH on level ground.

Again, thanks very much for your help!

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That would be excellent.

Not exactly sure what you are seeing in the pics but I suspect it maybe an optical allusion given that the tray was not correctly pinned nor is the MH on level ground.

Again, thanks very much for your help!

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Mick,

I don't see anything as I am not a Hydralift expert: one thing that irritates me greatly is people wasting time discussing things they have either not experienced or have no qualifications.

Randy showed to me that the center of my CS was not were the trailer hitch was: in other words I was pulling the toad off center. Also showed me that the trailer hitch frame was shorter on one end over the other and also different hight. Again, after he explained that's why they custom machine their parts for lift installation to compensate for this and assured me that the final set up for lift and towing would be fine I was OK with it. Rather spend my time on things I (still) believe I am good at then trying to become a lift and hitch "expert" at this stage of my life.

Observe if your lift is leaning slightly loaded in operating position - if no: great! If yes - maybe you want to look into that. Not loaded it should have a slight angle towards the coach.

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I got it. Next time I have the thing setup correctly, I'll take a look at how it sits etc.

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I got it. Next time I have the thing setup correctly, I'll take a look at how it sits etc.

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I get it back on Thursday noon and will leave straight to Minneapolis and Canada. Will take some pics and send to you. PM ur cellphone # as files on my camera too large to Email.

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