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Old 09-06-2015, 05:36 PM   #1
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Pop top help for bad back

Have been having some back issues of late. Anyone come up with a more back friendly way of raising the pop top?
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Old 09-06-2015, 06:59 PM   #2
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We use a cargo bar for the initial lift. It is easy once that is done. LenS also figured out a cordless drill solution, viewtopic.php?f=13&t=16031&p=153906&hilit=drill#p1 53906
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Old 09-06-2015, 07:27 PM   #3
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Ca. You show me how the cargo bar works?
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Old 09-06-2015, 08:01 PM   #4
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They are designed to be horizontally but several of us on the forum use them as jacks to raise the roof. This is not the one that I have but is similar, http://www.amazon.com/Keeper-05059-Ratc ... =cargo+bar

Check with your local auto parts store or big box store to see if they have them
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Re: Pop top help for bad back

$20 ratcheting cargo bar from Home Depot has been working great for me.
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Old 09-06-2015, 09:31 PM   #6
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Have been having some back issues of late. Anyone come up with a more back friendly way of raising the pop top?

Bikemanz: Is your top roughly as easy to raise as to lower? Do you have stuff on the PH roof like solar, etc? If it's alot easier to lower the top than to raise it, consider adjusting your springs.
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Old 09-06-2015, 11:30 PM   #7
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Re: Pop top help for bad back

Another trick (that I learned from LenS) is to close up the rig and turn the HVAC fan (dash) to high. This gives a surprising boost to the top raising (positive pressure).
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Old 09-07-2015, 02:14 AM   #8
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Is there a post on the forum that discusses adjusting springs?
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Old 09-07-2015, 03:50 PM   #9
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Ca. You show me how the cargo bar works?
You basically stick in in vertically, where you'd push anyway, and ratchet until near or over the breakover point. I'm not sure if people use a bit of wood to spread the load on the top side or not.

It also helps to have a window/door open if you're not using the HVAC boost.
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