Title says it all, we've had a bit of wind today, not that bad but I've had to lower the crank-up, a gust of wind pulled it out of alignment, I don't think the locking mechanism that prevents it from rotating is up to the job.. :Sad:
Jim it's blowin a hoolie down here are you expecting tooooo much. Was the roof flexing much?
have you any thoughts on an "instead of " or has any body got a suggestion?
Hi Jim we have one, but as we don't use it much, and as soon as it gets windy I wind it down, so I can't say I have had any problems because of this. As you say the plastic locking mechanism is just not up to the job in high winds, and I think thats something you will just have to accept.
I don't think it was ever intended for fulltimers, its just to flimsy for that, and to cheap.
How about the old fashioned pole with aerial on it Jim?
What parts have they sent you Jim is it the internal roof gear, Ive only suffered your problem once and it was so windy the guys with slides were pulling them in,Well, it's ten months on, we spent the last eight months in France and during that time the Maxview performed well, EXCEPT in winds..
During the early part of the year in SW France and in other locations it blew off direction while other crankup makes were not affected, I spoke to owners of ALden and Teleco who had no problems when I did.
This week Maxview finally sent me another cranking mechanism FOC which I have fitted, but to be frank it looks identical to the original,
I'm now resigned to either suffer or change it for an Alden, Maxview will not admit a design weakness ... I say differently.
My gut feeling is that there will be no forthcoming fix from Maxview and the way to go for all weather viewing is a Camos Dome.. but keep the cranky on standby in case the Camos can't find the satellite..
What parts have they sent you Jim is it the internal roof gear, Ive only suffered your problem once and it was so windy the guys with slides were pulling them in,
no other windy day seems to have effected it, is there any correlation between the length of the internal square box section and how well the teeth in the mechanism mesh, Just an idea
have to say it has been brilliant,up to the job yes,fit for the purpose yes.value for money yes at around £ 350 nothing to beat it,but a bit of common sense is needed no matter what equipment you use.