How to open pop up camper without crank

If you have an older model pop up camper, chances are it doesn’t come equipped with a crank to help you open it. Fortunately, there are still ways that you can open your pop up camper without a crank. In this guide, we’ll show you how to do just that with minimal effort and hassle.

Step 1: Get The Right Tools

The tools needed to open your pop up camper without a crank will vary based on the specific make and model of your RV. However, some general items that may be required include large screwdrivers or pry bars, adjustable wrenches, hammers and chain hoists. Make sure to check what specific tools are recommended for opening your particular popup camper before you begin.

Step 2: Disconnect the Locks

Once you have all of the right tools, opening your pop up camper without a crank becomes much simpler. Start by disconnecting all of the locks that keep your camper in place. This could involve unhooking clips or unscrewing screws from inside the pop up camper depending on the model. Make sure to take note of which parts are attached and how they fit together for when it’s time to close your RV back up again.

Step 3: Open The Canvas Sides

Now that everything is unlocked, you can start opening your popup camper without a crank by lifting one side of its canvas walls at a time. This may require some muscle, so it’s a good idea to get a few helping hands if possible. If the canvas walls are too tight or difficult to lift manually, you can use a tool like a chain hoist to help pull them open.

Step 4: Secure The Camper In Place

Once your pop up camper is fully opened and in place, secure it by replacing all of the locks that were disconnected in Step 2. These can either be replaced with the same parts as before (if they have not been damaged) or else new parts bought from an RV store or online retailer.

Tips and tricks

Just because you don’t have a crank doesn’t mean opening your pop up camper has to be difficult. Here are a few tips and tricks that can make the process easier:

  • Get help when lifting the canvas walls – they may be difficult to open on your own, so it’s best to get some extra hands involved.
  • Invest in an RV cover – this will protect your camper from the elements and make sure everything is kept secure when it’s not in use.
  • Lubricate all of the locks with WD-40 before putting them back in place – this will ensure that they remain easy to unlock for future use.

And there you have it! You now know how to open your pop up camper without a crank in four easy steps. With a bit of effort and the right tools, you can have your RV set up and ready to go in no time. Enjoy your camping experience!

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