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A guide to your Jayco RV: How to set up your Pop Top

21st Oct 2021

The Jayco Pop Top range is ideal for new caravanners who want the flexibility to pack up, head off and explore Australia’s great outdoors on a whim.

Pop Tops are lightweight and functional, with all the comforts you would expect at home, in addition to optional features to cater to your wildest RV desires.

This range combines the storage advantages of a Pop Top, the hitch-and-go freedom of a camper, all with the space-saving advantages of a roof that pops down for easy stowing.

With floor plans to suit every need and budget, you’re sure to find the perfect Pop Top for you.

In this video, Chris will be demonstrating how to set up your Pop Top on a Journey 19.61-3 Pop Top Caravan.

These instructions are applicable to all caravans in the Jayco Pop Top range.

Step-by-step guide to setting up your Pop Top:

Step 1

To open your awning, you will need to engage it first.

Start by pushing the lever at the front of the awning to the rear.

Step 2

Release the awning retainer in the middle.

Simply press the small lever and lift the retainer to release.

Step 3

Behind the awning, at the bottom, you will find a small knob.

Spin this anticlockwise to release it.

Repeat this with the knob at the back.

Step 4

Once your awning has been engaged and you have released all your catches, you can use the strap to pull your awning out.

Step 5

Roll out your awning until you have enough space to release your roof clips.

Release these on all 4 corners.

Step 6

The next part of setting up your Pop Top is raising your roof.

Before you do so, you must leave the door open.

This will allow you to push the roof up without creating suction inside the van.

Step 7

The Pop Top roof is gas strut assisted.

There are 4 gas struts, 2 on either side of the roof.

The main lifter within the van is the roof bar.

Grab the roof bar with both hands and push it up until it locks into place.

Step 8

Repeat this process in the rear of your van to lift the roof.

When lifting the roof, you will find that the awning will pull hard against the body of the van.

Step 9

Twist the small, metal lever on the right side of the roof bar.

This is a safety requirement to keep the Pop Top roof in place.

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