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Old September 9th, 2012, 07:06 PM   #81
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look at the cable crank lifts from a pop up camper. remarkably simple, yet they work.

nice build! congrats.
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Old September 9th, 2012, 07:16 PM   #82
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I am pretty sure we jumped it at one point
With the trailer still attached? Because that would be cool! haha
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Old September 9th, 2012, 07:16 PM   #83
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look at the cable crank lifts from a pop up camper. remarkably simple, yet they work.

nice build! congrats.
We thought about it, but I have never seen how they work, so did not know how hard it would be to retrofit, especially with 1" tube on my trailer.
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Old June 26th, 2013, 01:49 PM   #84
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Scissor jack out... linear actuators coming in...







and a video of one of the actuators extending.

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Old June 26th, 2013, 09:52 PM   #85
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Here are some pictures and video from today, it is not permanently wired but it works very well! Just have to pop them back off to paint the brackets and where we had to grind. Hope to have it wired this week.









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Old June 28th, 2013, 08:21 PM   #86
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A couple more pictures, the switch for the lift is not what I wanted, or really where I wanted it, but it was the only real place I could put it. If I find a metal one that will do what I want I will replace it. I ordered the actual switch for the actuators, but it was flimsy and less weatherproof than this one. This one was purchased in a pinch locally.

Now to remove the actuators so I can paint the brackets they are attached to and the welds.





and a video showing a full up/down cycle.

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Old July 4th, 2013, 11:42 PM   #87
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Amazing. Now get rid of the hummer and put a WJ in front of that thing. lol. Would love to do something like this one day.
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Amazing. Now get rid of the hummer and put a WJ in front of that thing. lol. Would love to do something like this one day.
Thanks! As far as losing the H3, the only way that would happen is if we got an H3 Alpha, or an H1. Definitely would not replace it with a 10 year older vehicle with more issues and miles. I've got 2 other jeeps to empty my pockets!

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any updates?

I can't see the pics on this computer, so subbing to look at it later. I might be stealing some ideas for electrical.
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I can't see the pics on this computer, so subbing to look at it later. I might be stealing some ideas for electrical.
I added some LED lighting inside the tent that is ran off the 12V battery on the tongue. There are a couple welds that I want to go over now that I have a 220v welder as well. Overall it has held up great, we did not get to take it to the UP this year though due to buying a house and moving, but we did use it at the family property up near Tawas.

I have found I need to add some braces on the rear shelves that support the stabilizers as well. With the trailer loaded the rear shelves flex enough that they can't level the trailer, just stabilize it.

Now I don't have to hang a battery lantern inside. Trying to figure out where to put the others. I did put one on the bottom side of the tent to light up the lower room and ladder at night.











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slick. if the utility trailer I'm getting from my grandpa is long enough after I put the bed on it, I want to put a decent sized toolbox in the front, and wire it for extra bed lighting and whatnot... and put a pickup camper in it if I want to keep my truck bed for other stuff
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Here to steal some ideas.
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Ok, subscribed... F-ing AWESOME job
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Some updates I must have neglected to post here.

I believe this just needs glued, the limit switch appears to be working again on this actuator.



This actuator was stuck, I tore it apart and it appears to work now. This grease sucks, and I am pretty sure it is a big part of the reason the actuators won't work in winter. Does anyone have any grease suggestions?

Edit: Dammit this one keeps conking out, sometimes it is working sometimes it isn't.





Added some needed bracing, replaced two actuators under warranty, cleaned up some wiring











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