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naedoot

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metal roof support

Post by naedoot on Tue 31 Jan 2012, 7:47 am

morning,


can anyone give an idea of the lentgh the wee rope needs to be that ties from the metal roof support to fasten on to the bed hook ?

after a fun evening last night realised that this is missing and need some way of gettiing it to go up when we lift the bed end out so that it pulls the roof over.

I take it that when this is going over the roof support is prvented from lying flat on the bed by the weight of the pvc on top of it and that there isnt a little stop mechanism that only allows it to go so far over ?


cheers

Tom

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Tow Itch
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Re: metal roof support

Post by Tow Itch on Tue 31 Jan 2012, 8:02 am

naedoot wrote:morning,


can anyone give an idea of the lentgh the wee rope needs to be that ties from the metal roof support to fasten on to the bed hook ?

after a fun evening last night realised that this is missing and need some way of gettiing it to go up when we lift the bed end out so that it pulls the roof over.

I take it that when this is going over the roof support is prvented from lying flat on the bed by the weight of the pvc on top of it and that there isnt a little stop mechanism that only allows it to go so far over ?


cheers

Tom

I'd say more the friction of the PVC on the support but that's splitting hairs.
With the bars in position attach string near the top of the upright section of the roof supports then either lash the string to the cleat under the bed or form a loop to go over the buttons. In either case the support wants to be pulled about two or three inches away from the stays that it slides onto on the walls. At that point the string is the correct length.
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naedoot

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Re: metal roof support

Post by naedoot on Tue 31 Jan 2012, 8:20 am

Cheers Tow Itch

thats cord on my shopping list now Smile

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mike
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Re: metal roof support

Post by mike on Tue 31 Jan 2012, 10:30 am

After a bit of practice you may notice the roof bar on the last bed you fold away tends to fall down you can cure this by putting a second string on that one going the other way.
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Helen
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Re: metal roof support

Post by Helen on Tue 31 Jan 2012, 12:39 pm

When we did ours we held the bars in an upright position because previously we had problems with them not being pulled far back enough when we lifted the front and back walls into position. We just put a loop on the end and to put over one of the buttons that the roof rope goes onto when fully erected, when the front and back walls are up we just take the strings off the buttons and pull the bars into the correct position.

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