Lift it up

Go! Camp & Drive - - Caravan Test -

The pop-up roof un­clips out­side on each cor­ner. For a six-foot per­son the clips might be just a bit too high to reach. Be­fore you dis­lo­cate your shoul­der by over­stretch­ing, climb onto the tube frame that stretches from the wheels to the A-frame in front. It’s the Xcape’s bull­bar and it’s sturdy enough to han­dle your weight. Un­for­tu­nately, there isn’t a tube frame at the back, so you’ll have to use a steplad­der to reach these clips. For years Jur­gens Ci used H-props to lock the pop-up roof on the in­side and also to keep it up­right when you lift it. They’ve done away with it and now use an ex­te­rior scis­sor mech­a­nism and four gas struts. Lift­ing the roof is su­per easy if you give it a nudge from the in­side and it low­ers just as eas­ily; even if you’re do­ing it solo. It lifts a good 56 cm – higher than most other car­a­vans’. >

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