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Old 05-18-2006, 11:23 AM   #1
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I have been given a hi-low 1971 camper. It is leaking and I need to replace the roof. What is the best thing to do. I have been told to tear the roof off and replace it or use the roll roof. I also can not get the camper to go down. My uncle said the motor might be bad. How can I by pass the moter to get it to go down.
If there is anyone out there that can give me some pointers on these two things it would help me out a whole bunch.

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I have been given a hi-low 1971 camper. It is leaking and I need to replace the roof. What is the best thing to do. I have been told to tear the roof off and replace it or use the roll roof. I also can not get the camper to go down. My uncle said the motor might be bad. How can I by pass the moter to get it to go down.
If there is anyone out there that can give me some pointers on these two things it would help me out a whole bunch.

thanks
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Old 05-19-2006, 01:13 AM   #3
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Hi Cris, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here and look forward to reading of your adventures and experiences. Not being able to see how bad the roof is makes it nearly impossible to determine as to what extent you need to take on the roof. There are several options you could take. If the roof is structurally sound then finding and repairing the leaking area would suffice. If the sturcture is compromised then more drastic measures are needed. THe Hi-Lo trailer have a hydralic ram that raises the roof and a safety bar that falls into place to hold the roof up in the event a hose were to break. There should be a steel cable near the switch to raise & lower the roof. Raise the roof and then pull and hold the cable while pushing the "lower" side of the button. The motor is not needed to lower. A solenoid is on the return hydraulic line is energized and it opens a valve to bleed off the fluid and the hydraulic ram retracts allowing the roof to lower. There may or may not be a "master" switch that must be turned on if you do not have any lights that work or the motor will not raise the unit. IF you need to call Hi-Lo there number is 800-321-6402. Good luck and enjoy!
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