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Old 07-08-2011, 09:24 PM   #1
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Need help on 1970 trailswest campster

I recently purchased a fixer upper 1970 trailswest campster. While the interior and exterior are in good shape It seems like 'm missing some of the pieces of hardware for the poptop.

Does anyone have a similar trailer that could post some pics of how the mechanism is mounted and also a source for parts? It appears that i'm missing some rollers but i'm not really sure. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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I posted some awhile back so a search might find them. I have replaced springs but my rollers were intact. If no one has pics and you can't find mine I can take some tomorrow.
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Here's one of Bobbie's posts, with picture: New Modification To C-J
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Here's one of Bobbie's posts, with picture: New Modification To C-J
How did you find that, Donna, I couldn't!

I did replace one spring and the pop top goes up and down quite easily and stays where you want it, up or down. I cleaned the tracks but didn't replace anything else. But I think Lisa H. Might have had to repair hers so she may have more info on parts.
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Alan, can you post pics of what yours has? I will try to get a better picture of the roller mechanism.

I need to replace the rubber part that edges the pop top, anyone know what to use or where to get it?
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poptop mechanism

Bobbie once again i'm coming to you for help ( by the way I'm the guy that got your old cushions a few weeks ago...they are just want I needed.) What I'm looking for is a closeup of the rollers and the track that they slide in. Also any ideas for a source ? I saw in one of your posts that you needed to replace the springs....where did you find them

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Springs were easy, just hardware store. Do you have one spring? If Not I can measure my spare one and tell you how long they are. There is no track unless I remember wrong. I will try to get a closeup of the rollers today.
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What i'm looking for is a pic of the rollers hardware/ rollers and the track that i believe they should slide in....also does you trailer have some type of brace or something to stabilize the top when it's popped up....something to keep it from moving side to side....mine doesn't seem very solid all though i'm missing some rollers so that may be the reason



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Springs were easy, just hardware store. Do you have one spring? If Not I can measure my spare one and tell you how long they are. There is no track unless I remember wrong. I will try to get a closeup of the rollers today.
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Here is a picture. It isn't terribly stable up but it does not go anywhere. The spring keeps it up and it locks in place down plus gravity must help as it will stay down without being locked.

If the picture won't load I will try to email it.
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You can see what I need to replace....
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A pic can save a million words....I can see what's missing



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What i'm looking for is a pic of the rollers hardware/ rollers and the track that i believe they should slide in....also does you trailer have some type of brace or something to stabilize the top when it's popped up....something to keep it from moving side to side....mine doesn't seem very solid all though i'm missing some rollers so that may be the reason
Hi Alan,
After sourcing rollers for my Campster for about 6 months plus, I finally bought replacement rollers from Salim Miro, who makes Shady Boy Awnings for VWs. You can also purchase the tracks from him but it would be a lot more economical if you purchased the metal track at an industrial metal supply store. You can reach Salim at: info at countryhomescampers.com and replace the word "at" with the symbol, no spaces.

You may IM if you need to as I'm not frequenting this website very often lately.
Good luck!
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