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COASTjacwacdac

COASTjacwacdac

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Hi all,

Can anybody comment on the alignment of the manual roof clamps. Mine seem out of alignment I.e not central on the connection bar- see attached photos. I watched the California Chris Coast manual roof YouTube film and on this the black clasps are central.

My dealer said they are functional and the alignment doesn’t matter.

Any feedback welcome.
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Corradobrit

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Has any work been done on the poptop? I would imagine with that much gap the seal performance is greatly compromised.
 
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heale02

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@COASTjacwacdac - I have the same- there’s another group we’ve been discussing this in - see ‘ROOF ISSUE. ONE SIDE OF ROOF IS NOT FLUSH’ group
 
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Can you post a pic of the other side. Is the drivers side clip easier to attach? If the attachments are not equal that could cause this if the right corner is not being tensioned enough. If all things are equal the roof may be buckled and a spirit level might expose this when checked along the entire length of the poptop. I would go to a different dealer and get their opinion armed with some info.
 
Barbara

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I have taken pictures of mine. one clip central one to one side. Roof alignment looks like yours. No problems. However the fabric can get caught so watch out for that. IMG20220803131637.jpgIMG20220803132008.jpgIMG20220803132029.jpgIMG20220803132235.jpg
 
COASTjacwacdac

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Can you post a pic of the other side. Is the drivers side clip easier to attach? If the attachments are not equal that could cause this if the right corner is not being tensioned enough. If all things are equal the roof may be buckled and a spirit level might expose this when checked along the entire length of the poptop. I would go to a different dealer and get their opinion armed with some info.
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The initial pic is drivers side. This is the other side which is a tighter fit.

I’ll check with a spirit level

Thanks

John

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Corradobrit

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Well that confirms drivers side is not tensioned enough but the question is why. Is the fabric bunching, the clamp not tight enough etc. A visit to another dealer is in order.
 
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Jenny H

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Ive just checked my Coast & the clips are both central & the seal is tight with no gap, my clips are very tight to shut & am hoping to bump into another Coast owner one of the days to compare!
 
thecornishsnig

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Hi, we are new to the site. We have exactly the same problem on our 2 month old Coast. The roof has always been put away as per California Chris's video. PHOTO-2022-08-06-12-54-42.jpgPHOTO-2022-08-06-12-55-46.jpgPHOTO-2022-08-06-12-55-22.jpgPHOTO-2022-08-06-12-56-08.jpgAny solutions gratefully received as our nearest California dealer is 150 mile round trip.
Our other gripes are that the nearside bed extension frame collapses when being raised! And the steering wheel is slightly off centre to the right. Otherwise we love it.
 
calibusje

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If this is of any help: Coast, 3 months:
Left sideright side
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The left side is harder to close. The alignments are what you see; Haven't had any problems with the folding roof yet.
Greetings
Calibusje
 
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calibusje

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Left side is not quite flush. Was it like that from new? Curious if something is happening over time, like the fabric folds changing
Yes, it’s not flush, saw it some time ago, guess it’s like that from new (coast only 3 months old). There is an inner isolation mounted but before that, the left side was already like that. Got no problems with it, yet :Nailbiting ;)
 
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