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Louisianafive
06-18-2008, 08:57 PM
Please Help!!!! We just got our pop up home(it was given to us). :headache: Well, we can only get one corner to go up. My Dad says it hasn't been up in years. Any suggestions????:confused3

poohbearwithme
06-18-2008, 09:16 PM
Do you know the make, model and year? You may also want to try http://www.popupexplorer.com and/or http://www.popupportal.com..

LONE-STAR
06-18-2008, 09:40 PM
double post

LONE-STAR
06-18-2008, 09:44 PM
When I was a kid we had a pop up and one of the cables broke that made it lift up so my dad lifted it up by hand and cut a 2x4 to fit to hold it up. It worked but I don't know that I would recommend doing it.

Louisianafive
06-19-2008, 06:31 AM
It's a '78 Apache Cimarron. Thanks for the help!:goodvibes

PolynesianPixie
06-19-2008, 08:02 AM
yeah, I'd try to manually pop it up. If it hasn't been up in awhile, it could just have a few kinks in it.

Louisianafive
06-19-2008, 10:02 AM
ok, we re going to take of the gear boxes and try to push the top up!!! :cool1: wish us luck!!!!!:woohoo:

ntsammy5
06-19-2008, 10:12 AM
Use a good lubricant

Gatordad
06-19-2008, 11:19 AM
Here is a video that helps with your problem.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jqx4dRThRg

LarryJ
06-19-2008, 11:36 AM
It's a '78 Apache Cimarron. Thanks for the help!:goodvibes

If it is like our 1973 Apache Ramada it doesn't use cables but a plastic/nylon chain looking systme with a double toothed gear at each end and you might have a heck of a time getting parts or the lifting mechanism.

Good luck,

Larry

BigDaddyRog
06-19-2008, 12:28 PM
Here is a video that helps with your problem.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jqx4dRThRg

I KNEW if I didnt go there ....PETE would!!!!

VACAMPER
06-19-2008, 12:31 PM
Use a good lubricant

Here is a video that helps with your problem.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jqx4dRThRg

:faint:

Gatordad
06-19-2008, 12:51 PM
:faint:

you didn't think the three juveniles would let that slide, would you? I had Rog covered on this one.

Rhonda
06-19-2008, 01:29 PM
:sad2:

Louisianafive
06-19-2008, 01:55 PM
Offensive!!!:headache: Funny, though!:rotfl2: It's a good thing my DD6 doesn't know what this is, as she was sitting next to me !!!

If only our problem were that simple:rotfl2:

poohbearwithme
06-19-2008, 05:38 PM
Sometimes this bunch can be:
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q138/poohbearwithme/228047VbDA_w.jpg

Sorry can't help you with an Apache. In addtion to the other sites I recommended you might also want to try the forum on http://www.apachepopups.net/.

des1954
06-19-2008, 05:47 PM
I KNEW if I didnt go there ....PETE would!!!!

I was "Good Debbie" early this morning & simply sent Al a PM stating how many ways this thread could go wrong. I'm so glad ya'll didn't disappoint me!

~Kristina~
06-20-2008, 08:47 AM
Definitely sounds like the cables are broke or disconnected.