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Old 05-18-2012, 09:53 AM   #1
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Palamino with rotten roof and broken jacks

So, I've started the repair on my Palomino roof. I was starting to think it wasn't going to be that bad a job, until I found that the back two jacks are broken.

Each jack is a piece of 1" tube with a piece of 3/4" tube inside and a 1/2" strap inside the 3/4" tube: the 1/2" strap attaches to the top of the camper. On both my back jacks the strap is broken where it attaches to the roof, because the rotten wood allowed it to bend.

Is that something I can have welded, can I buy that part, or would I need to buy the jacks as a whole? Any advice would be appreciated. I think those companies should make it a little clearer the amount of upkeep those roofs need. Apparently they should be sealed annually and regularly inspected for damage. Live and learn I think it will be a more solid structure when I'm through, as I'll be replacing the particle board with something stronger.
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:08 PM   #2
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Sounds like you found more then you thought. As far as the leg goes, you can try and take one down to someone who can make it, but get a price first. You might be able to fined some from a different pop up that will work. You say you are going to use stronger wood, but remember the stronger the heavier which mean your weight goes up. You can use the same type that was there but use pressure treated it's brown or green, caulk all cracks and gaps.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:05 PM   #3
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roof lifter repair

how is the roof repair going? when I worked on my damaged roof- i was able to brace the roof up with a pole and unbend some of the roof connections. One ofthem I do have drilled and connected with bolts and nuts-checking these to make sure they dont come loose. with the connection pieces back in place- I would remove the brace and the lifter was reattatched. I have worked on all 4 lifter connections and bolted the one that came loose. hope that may help you some. Feel free to contact me.
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I see that this is an old discussion that camper bruce reactivated. You may have completed your repairs. Just in case, the Goshen lift system on your Palomino trailer has a limited lifetime warranty... as long as you are the original owner. It specifically states that the telescopic lifter arms are included.
You will have to provide an update with photos.
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I think those companies should make it a little clearer the amount of upkeep those roofs need. Apparently they should be sealed annually and regularly inspected for damage. Live and learn I think it will be a more solid structure when I'm through, as I'll be replacing the particle board with something stronger.
Our Dutch Star DP manual says to inspect the roof every 6 months and repair damaged areas as needed.
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