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Old 10-26-2009, 06:06 AM   #1
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Roller weight

I assume the spring is only on one end of the tube inside the roller.

How much heavier is that end?

The reason I ask is if I wanted to transport say a 18' on top of my pickup supported on backend by the rear bumper or hitch some support on top of the cab, that would leave about 5' over the hood unsupported will this work driving down the hwy or will it bounce and or bend the tube?
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Old 10-26-2009, 06:12 AM   #2
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Hey Bob,

Carefree, A&E, Dometics that I've worked with all have spring sets on each end. They are not very heavy, 3 or 4 pounds each I'd guess.

I've hauled 18 to 21 footers on my roof rack with a tailstand and never experienced any problems with bending using a 5 to 6 foot overhang.

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Zipdees have one spring on the rear end about 20" long. Should add about 5-10# to that end.
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Put a blanket under it and tie it down good....it aint that
heavy. I moved a carefree from near Houston to near Dallas.
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