DIY Auto opening camper trailer

Submitted: Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 at 23:31
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Looking for advice on installing auto opening for my hard floor camper trailer. Has anyone done this?
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Reply By: IvanTheTerrible - Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at 17:13

Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at 17:13
A couple of linear actuators would do the job
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 at 07:38

Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 at 07:38
Unless the camper was designed to do it, and you know exactly what you are doing, I would say that it will be very unreliable if it works at all.



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Follow Up By: Noeles H2 - Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 at 13:54

Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 at 13:54
Thanks Tony - there are quite a few out there that are factory fitted so I thought an aftermarket one would be doable.
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Reply By: Member - J&A&KK - Sunday, Oct 15, 2017 at 23:50

Sunday, Oct 15, 2017 at 23:50
Are you wishing to have a " press button" auto opening or some form of assisted opening such as gas struts.
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Follow Up By: Noeles H2 - Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 10:14

Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 10:14
Yes, using gas struts. I have seen them on the newer camper trailers which are operated by a switch or remote control. I am not tall or strong enough (a short female) to open it by myself.
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Reply By: Sigmund - Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 12:06

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 12:06
Maybe approach one of the manufacturers that do it and see if they can retrofit to your unit. Eg Pioneer in Melbourne. Speak to Andrew.
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Follow Up By: Member - J&A&KK - Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 13:04

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 13:04
I agree with Sigmund. Installation of appropriate gas struts, that will reduce your effort, to lift the fold out should be able to be done. It will probably require some modifications to your camper to provide strong mounting points for the struts. Good luck with your search for a good installer. Interested to hear the result.
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