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Offline brimhunter

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issue with closing Southern Cross Camper Trailer
« on: March 01, 2020, 08:13:58 PM »
Hi All
afraid I don't get on here much but a wealth of info
I have a Southern cross Pacific Pearl Premium camper trailer
have used it a couple of times and am very happy
But the issue I have is when packing up and closing the lid it gets to approx. 6 inches
before closing so I can put the clips on and it is so hard to close the bit I realise im doing something
wrong but cant work out what cant go bac to seller as im in the bush and a bit hard to get there
is there any one who give post instructions what I do is release the poles inside fold down the rear support
then let up front with the winch push in canvas all around but the last 6 inches is so hard
What am I doing wrong?????????????????????
please someone help id appreciate it
Thanks
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Re: issue with closing Southern Cross Camper Trailer
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2020, 10:39:54 PM »
I got no idea but try YouTube, quite often manufacturers put up videos on putting up and taking down campers.

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Re: issue with closing Southern Cross Camper Trailer
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2020, 08:09:38 AM »
Brim hunter do you a have doors and windows all unzipped so air can escape as the canvas folds down?
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Re: issue with closing Southern Cross Camper Trailer
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2020, 08:16:33 PM »
Think it could be the type of dampers that you have. They're there to stop the cover from coming down to quick and easier  without banging and damaging when setting up. It also makes it harder to get the lid shut by not making it easy to get that little bit more to get them clips on. On the third set on my camper and have the same problem with this set. Easiest option for closing is to get on top to squash it down then clip it closed. Could try a ratchet strap around it.

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Re: issue with closing Southern Cross Camper Trailer
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2020, 08:06:37 PM »
Our forward fold is the same. The last 10 or so cm is a real bear so we took it back to the manufacturer and they said that the gas struts make it easy to get the bed end up just past vertical whether we're opening or closing it. Once it gets past vertical the struts stop the whole thing coming down with a terrible thump. The bed end of ours is quite heavy with an inner spring mattress. I tried "weaker" struts but that made it a REAL bastard to deal with. Opening it up was beyond us and closing it was nearly impossible. Stronger struts just made it impossible to close.
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Re: issue with closing Southern Cross Camper Trailer
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2020, 06:27:37 AM »
I have a rear fold, but I see on the owners forums a lot of FF owners adding a turning block on the spare wheel carrier so they can use the winch to close them. Might be of assistance?