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Old 08-24-2010, 04:20 PM   #1
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top sways in up position

Hi, I have a 96 flagstaff pop-up that will sway 3 to 4 inches side to side( not front to back.) Was wondering if anybody has ever had that problem and what i would need to do to fix it. thanks.
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meant to say when the top is up it will sway.
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Old 08-28-2010, 09:39 PM   #3
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Do you have stabilizers on all 4 corners of the pop-up, or 2 in the rear and using the tongue jack as a 3rd point?
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Old 08-29-2010, 08:49 AM   #4
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Most of the bracing is designed front to back, and the top will sway side to side, especially if it is a windy day. Making sure the entry door is secured in place helps, but you will get movement. Most popups will do this, the longer the "box" the more you'll get. The 8' box moves less than a 12' box. If you have an awning, you can deploy that and secure it to the ground, this will help minimize the sway.
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Most of the bracing is designed front to back, and the top will sway side to side, especially if it is a windy day. Making sure the entry door is secured in place helps, but you will get movement. Most popups will do this, the longer the "box" the more you'll get. The 8' box moves less than a 12' box. If you have an awning, you can deploy that and secure it to the ground, this will help minimize the sway.
Yes, our Coleman Laramie's roof swayed back and forth all the time in the wind. I never gave it much thought, though. With the telescoping roof supports, I expected there would be some movement of the roof just because of the design. We endured many a storm in that pop-up. A few were so strong, I thought the wind would blow the whole thing over on to its side.

And Yes, if you have an awning, it will help minimize the movement. I don't know how Flagstaffs are built but our Coleman had a one-piece door that locked into the roof section after it was raised. If you put too much pull on the roof when staking down the awning, the door became difficult to open & close.
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:56 PM   #6
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Mine does also, I have an awning on each side, that helps a bit, but I dont worry about it, they seem to be designed that way...hasnt hurt anything other than a feeling of security in strong winds...
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Old 09-02-2010, 03:46 PM   #7
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thanks for everybodies input, it appears from everybodies comments that this is a normal condition. I havent been in a pop up in about 25 years since i was a kid and couldnt remember if our old one did this or not.
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