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Old 09-24-2023, 07:33 PM   #1
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Is Hubby right?

So when we are using the lift on the top of our conversion van, hubby uses his hiking pole pushing upward with some serious force to offset weight in the Thule on top. I’m concerned this may be bad for the lift motor. What do you think ��?
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Old 09-24-2023, 07:41 PM   #2
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I can't think of any way that it could do damage. Certainly not more damage than running the actuators overloaded.

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Old 09-24-2023, 07:49 PM   #3
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Holly.....What top do you have? Sportsmobile?
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Old 09-25-2023, 01:34 PM   #4
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Owing to the configuration of the braced lift, the leverage against the motors is maximum when the roof is down and could be 2-3 times the actual weight. As long as hubby is not stressing the roof where he applies pressure, there is nothing going to hurt the motors' helping when leverage is low.

Basically, the weight/reverse leverage is what is slowing the motor, and relieving some of that load will simply make the motor run faster.
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