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- Aug 18, 2019
Thank you for the courtesy of a reply.I have worn out the L4-L5-S1 joints in my lower back during a strenuous outdoor life. Find it very hard to raise the roof sections on our Chalet Arrowhead with worn out vee springs using the lift lever. I bought a pair of extendable heavy duty painter's poles. They adjust in length up to 10 feet. Put crutch tips on the working ends. Collapsed, they fit easily in the front storage box, and are useful for other things such as improvised awning poles.
Loosing the latches, our roofs rise only a few inches. Working from side to side I/we use the poles to push up the front roof, then push up on the rear roof until it engages. Lifting the side panels is not too difficult.
Project for early spring is designing and installing air springs on all four corners.
My plan is my campground is full of deer hunters now and it should be January before they get tired of thinning the herd. Exercise and playing Christmas is the goal til then.
Do you have a problem stretching the bungies too tight or is that an Aliner problem?
Is there a way to use the high wind kit to hold the front panel up???
I did it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Found some 1" by 2" pieces.The wheels are mags. Stuck the 1 by 2's in the top holes of the mags. Used the high wind kit to lift the front panel. When the high wind wasn't long enough I sat them on the boards that were about 18" off the ground. It was all about getting the proper angle to push. My quadriceps aren't strong enough from a low angle roof. I'm tickled.
Somewhere is this subforum somebody posted about their struggles with putting 4 gas cartridges on an Aliner. Its like a 45 page document on how he did it.
They say if the damage isnt too severe the brain will build by passes around stroke damage. This is the second time in a week I kind of felt like my old self.