SCA Pop roof leaving a gap

JonriceT6

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Is this jobl in Ellesmere Port? I’m from Liverpool and I’ve been to a few converters locally who I wouldn’t touch.
lovely looking vans, but can sense most of them are trying to make a quick buck converting T6s.
 

DJHJKH

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Hey folks,

wondering if anyone else has had this problem or can advise. Trying to close the roof today and the rear driver side is staying about 1cm high. No obstructions. Fabric etc. Even removed the roof bed to rule that out. But just cannot get this side to close flush anymore

trying to avoid the trip from edin -> Liverpool to get it looked at (bought campervan last month) so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

cheers

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Hi,
looking at pic 5 is looks like you have damage to the paint on your scissor hinge probably due to it catching. This could be due to the rear strut not closing fully and pushing the hinge sideways. I would try as previously suggested and swap rear struts side to side and then check operation.
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DXX

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@DJHJKH has pointed out the paint on the offside hinge is scraped.
Follow the arc of the damaged area and see if it is contacting a bolt, nut etc when closed.
My Reimo was built with bolts that were 1 thread too long, there isn’t much clearance on these hinge systems.


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Eclipse Campers

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Hey folks,

wondering if anyone else has had this problem or can advise. Trying to close the roof today and the rear driver side is staying about 1cm high. No obstructions. Fabric etc. Even removed the roof bed to rule that out. But just cannot get this side to close flush anymore

trying to avoid the trip from edin -> Liverpool to get it looked at (bought campervan last month) so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

cheers

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Sometimes the hinges can catch when closing and do this. Is it all aligned at the front? Any marks on the hinges? Try closing but pulling roof over on side its catching to see if it closes properly. Just needs a slight catch to not shut properly.
Rgds
Ian
 
Got off the phone to the dealer - they have advised it can only be caused by user error and it must be due to the tailgate being open when the roof was lifted.
have checked the sca user manual and see no mention of this, so would be interested to see anyone’s views on this.

Have advised if they can confirm this is the case then any repair cost would be my responsibility

have emailed sca direct as don’t believe this to be a user error (nothings ever been left in the roof when closing as I’m majorly paranoid about damaging it)

And have no documentation from the dealer advising that the boot should never be open for opening or closing the roof
It is odd that they suggest not opening the tailgate with the roof up- kinda important for some setups (slidepods etc)

Just wondering if your bike rack is the issue- I've never owned one but it I wonder if this would make contact with the strut? (if it has, then that would explain why its performing differently).

I also agree it doesn't sound like the best customer service offered by the dealer- its an odd request to not use a door when SCA and no other converter has this restriction (it's a potential means of escape too if you wanted to go there with exploring how unreasonable it is for a lay person to know whether a door can be opened or not).

Hope they see some sense and offer to help resolve it for you
 

DXX

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If the bare tailgate is no where near the open roof then it’s not a valid excuse.
I was advised by a converter not to open the tailgate with a bike rack and my Reimo roof open, as I don’t own a rack it’s not an issue.
 

Pbowman

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Sorry randomly didn’t get email replies to this. So the bike rack comes no where near the roof (dealer claims having the bike rack on and boot open means it causes an imbalance) I went to vanguard conversions in fort William as was up for the weekend (cannot rate these guys highly enough - two staff talked me through the issues at no cost - and advised me to push this back to the dealer or go via trading standards ) they don’t believe the roof was fitted level, or that when the solar panel was fitted they have unbalanced the roof.
You are correct that the paint chipping on the hinge shows the alignment problem and the gap in the rear right is getting worse with use.
Have sent them another email and will update.

pictures showing bike rack clearance and hinge attached. Will keep you guys posted (jobl site also mentions uk wide warantee cover which definitely doesn’t seem to be the case…as they previously said I’d need to goto Ellesmere Port)

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Grim Reaper

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Have you tried to close the roof while the rear door was open at some point?
 

Pbowman

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Have you tried to close the roof while the rear door was open at some point?
Not that we were aware of. Did look into seeing if that would be the case. But the fiamma bike rack does have ample clearance that would only be a problem if there was a bike on it.
Have it booked into the dealer Friday morning so will see what they say
 

Pbowman

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Roofs now repaired at the cost of £200 - garage adament it was due to me closing something in the roof (only ever had a sleeping bag up there and always brought it down first)

they backtracked on the fact they mentioned the bike rack. But again it’s my word v theirs and they aren’t willing to budge.

amount of bullshit that came out of that garage is unbelievable. Story changed every time I spoke to someone, so much that I recorded all conversations to ensure I wasn’t making things up in my head.

the uk wide warantee mentioned on their website has also now been removed after I stated it was False, and the replacement hinge was taken from another vehicle instead of a direct new replacement.

day off work, £100 petrol and £200 for a repair a month into owning it. Definitely wouldn’t recommend them….

original photos show the damaged paintwork however they are contesting this is just cosmetic and means nothing.
 
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