I bought a used Coleman pop up, and the driver side front corner has a broken cable. Do I need to buy the 199' long cable, or will the "short" cable do? The site had no measurement listed on the short cable. Seems to me if the other 3 corners are lifting ok with the crank, I shouldn't need to replace the whole lift system, but I may be wrong. There is a price difference of 25.00 so I am praying for the short cable to be my solution.
Tell me what year and model it is and maybe I can find your answer. Each corner post has both a long and a short cable. The long cable goes to the lifting mechanism underneath and the short cable is contained within the post to make the sections telescope. The different Coleman models have different length cables because the lengths of most of the trailer boxes vary from 8 to 12 feet. There could be anywhere from about 184" to 256" cables. It appears that all four long cables are the same length on all trailers.
You should be glad you have a Coleman trailer because they have the easiest to replace cables. You don't have to tear anything apart inside the trailer to access them.
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Buy your cable from Lowe's. It is much cheaper than Coleman. We replaced all cables on our Flagstaff. We bought one length from Lowe's then used the original cables to measure the needed length.
Coleman is adding more value to its brand and the products are more expensive than others.
By what method is Coleman adding value to cable? It comes off of the same ship from an overseas supplier. I am all for buying OEM where it makes some sense, but in this case, wire cable is a true commodity item. I don't see it on this one. You're paying for a logo.