Caravans Plus sources some repair parts from CAMPER CARE in Melbourne. Trevor Eastman, in Melbourne, operates Camper Care and is happy to assist with Camper Conversion kits to the public. As the campers trailers can vary in style and size these kits are put together differently for each camper after the order is placed. Trevor has been working with Camper Trailers for many decades and knows every camper trailer model that has been sold in Australia.
Please Note: Trevor Eastman's Camper Care has been officially wound up, and Trevor has since retired.
Caravans Plus does not sell a complete kit, however some repair components are available on our website.
How the system works
Above: The diagram shows a cut away view of the components
for raising one Lifting Arm.
Cable (1) is connected to a Slug (2) which
is inserted in a Floor Track (3).
This cable passes along the inside of the floor track, emerging
at the pulley end, where it passes around Pulley (4) and leads
away to the Eye bolt (5).
Also inserted in the floor track is a Push Rod (6) (a flexible
compressed spring) which rests against the slug and protrudes past the pulley.
Mounted a short distance from the pulley end of the floor track, and
in line with it, is a Corner Bend (7). The vertical end of the
corner bend is inserted into the lower end of the Telescopic
Lifting Arm (8), which is mounted in the wall of the Camper trailer.
The protruding length of the push rod goes inside the corner
bend and enters the lifting arm. It passes through the larger
outer sections and rests against the blanked lower end of the inner (top) section
of the lifting arm. There is an end plug in the top end of the push rod. It's purpose is to avoid the possibility
of the push rod accidentally catching under the lower end of the larger
sections of the lifting arm, by guiding it past the entry of each section.
As cable (a) is pulled by the winch,
the slug forces the push rod (b) through the floor track.
As the push rod curves around the corner bend and moves further
into the lifting arm assembly, it passes through the lower sections and
forces the top section (c) upwards.
When the top section is fully extended a 'Stop' at it's lower end engages
the second section and takes it upwards. This continues until the required height
This assembly and operation is replicated in all four corners of the Camper Trailer.
The four cables (one from each floor track ) are brought via
the pulleys to a common direction where they are grouped up and coupled
to a winch for joint operation.
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