Repairing a 1985 Coleman Sun Valley?

May 23, 2022

Hello! We just bought this trailer and was able to open and close before leaving the sellers property. I have NO idea what happened but it is now stuck in an UP position. The crank will not turn.


I watched as my daughter turned the crank clockwise (clicking noise) I'm not entirely sure she kept doing that as the top was already up. :( I was unable to crank it in either direction.

Help! I'm actually trying to find a repair guy but that's proving impossible for some reason. Thanks in advance


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May 23, 20220 found this helpful

Here is a video that tells how to repair the crank

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May 25, 20220 found this helpful

You may have to try and ask your question on one of the camper pop-up forums as most suggestions online do not appear to be about your problem.


Here is a link to a manual if you'd like to see what information is available there.

Perhaps you could contact some of the RV service shops and ask if they can put you in contact with a Coleman pop-up service person. Most of these shops know who is working where.

Interesting history of the Coleman Pop-Up camper:

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May 27, 20220 found this helpful

Thank you

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June 12, 20220 found this helpful

Coleman Camping Trailer 1985 Owner's Manual

Read this discussion about problem with crank of 1985 Coleman Columbia or ask help:


Coleman Lift System Repair Manual

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