SylvanSport Go Lift Cable Issue

In this article, we will discuss the cable issue, how to prevent it, and what to do if it happens to you.


The SylvanSport Go is a popular pop-up camper that is known for its convenience and affordability. However, some owners have reported an issue with the cable system that raises and lowers the tent pod. In this article, we will discuss the cable issue, how to prevent it, and what to do if it happens to you.

The Cable Issue

The cable issue can occur when the cable becomes loose and gets caught on the pulley. This can prevent the tent pod from raising or lowering properly. In some cases, the cable can even get twisted, bound or break.

How to Prevent the Cable Issue

There are a few things you can do to prevent the cable issue:

  • Make sure the cable is always tight.
  • Inspect the cable regularly for signs of wear or damage.
  • If you notice any problems with the cable, have it repaired or replaced immediately.

What to Do If the Cable Issue Happens to You

If the cable issue happens to you, there are a few things you can do:

  • Try to loosen the cable by hand.
  • If you can't loosen the cable, use a tool to help you.
  • Once the cable is loose, you should be able to remove it from the pulley.
  • If the cable is broken, you will need to replace it.


The cable issue is a known problem with the SylvanSport Go. However, it is a relatively easy problem to prevent and fix. By following the tips in this article, you can help ensure that your SylvanSport Go is always ready for your next camping trip.

Here are some additional tips to help you prevent the cable issue:

  • When you're not using your SylvanSport Go, store it in a dry place.
  • Avoid using your SylvanSport Go in extreme weather conditions.
  • If you do use your SylvanSport Go in extreme weather conditions, be sure to inspect the cable for signs of wear or damage after each use.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about the cable issue, please contact SylvanSport customer service.
Always keep a little tension on the cable. When lowering the top to lock it in the camping position, just lower it enough to allow the roof to just touch the deck, My understanding is it happens when you crank down, cable to get too loose and be outside so when you put trailer up it winds where it shouldn’t, resulting in what you did to get it on track and down.
Never allow the cable to have slack in any camper position. When lowering into cargo or travel mode, crank down only far enough to reach those positions and after inserting the pins (4 for travel and 8 for transport) I crank up just enough to tighten cable system so no slack can allow dislodging from pulleys. If you let others crank it down, curb their enthusiasm.
I now always look to make sure in proper spot before putting up or more often after down before heading off.  I used a crosby clamp on the cable with an Allen wrench sandwiched in the clip with the cable just to keep it from being sucked in. Then I loosened the cable and pried it out. My backup plan was to pull the tilt pin and angle the bed up. That would expose the cotter pin that holds the pulley center pin.