I’ve started a short series of write up’s and while I wait for the new website to be released I figured I would post them here with the first one, how to remove the steel rear crossbar and reinstall it to allow proper lubrication.
- Soft Mallet/Deadblow Hammer
- #3 Phillips screwdriver/driver bit and drill
- T-9 Boeshield or comparable lubricant
- Wire Brush or other cleaning items if necessary
Step 1- Remove extrusion corner screws that face inward toward the camper using a #3 screwdriver or screwdriver bit on a drill. It is only necessary to unscrew one side.
*Note: Be careful when removing as to not strip the screws
Step 2- Once the screws are removed use the soft mallet to gently tap out the corner outward away from the tent.
*Note: keep one hand on the steel bar so it does not fall down when it is pressed out.
Step 3- Once the crossbar is removed you can remove the plastic tent locking pins. Lay the crossbar on a flat surface and slide the pins all the way out.
Step 4- Slowly unscrew the L-pins and remove them from the sliding tent locking pins and then remove the sliding tent locking pin:
*Note: Do not let the sliding tent locking pin fall back into the tube as it may then be more difficult to remove.
Step 5- You can now remove the entire sliding tent locking pin and spray your chosen lubricant (we recommend T-9 Boeshield) and clean out any debris in the tub itself.
Step 6- You can now reverse steps 5-3 to reinstall the hardware into the crossbar. Be sure to keep a good hold on the sliding tent locking pin so it does not slide back down into the crossbar.
Step 7- Reinstall the crossbar by setting the crossbar on the press fit cap on the inside of the extrusion corner
Step 8- You can now use the soft mallet to press the corner back in by gently tapping it back inward
Step 9- You can now use your # screwdriver or drill with bit to tighten the extrusion corners.
*Note: Take care to make sure the corner is hammered all the way back in so that you do not strip or break the screw when re-tightening.
You have now completed disassembly, cleaning/lubricating and reassembly.