Troubleshooting Guide for GO Camper Pod Lift System Issues

This knowledge base article provides comprehensive guidance on diagnosing and resolving common lift system issues, covering both hardware components and external factors.

The GO Camper Pod Lift System is a sophisticated mechanism designed to effortlessly raise and lower the camper pod, ensuring seamless setup and usage. However, like any mechanical system, issues can arise due to a variety of factors. This knowledge base article provides comprehensive guidance on diagnosing and resolving common lift system issues, covering both hardware components and external factors.

Common Causes of Issues:

Hardware Component Issues: Issues related to lift system tubes, winch, cable, and springs can arise due to wear and tear, improper maintenance, or manufacturing defects.
External Factors: User errors, lack of proper lubrication, and adverse weather conditions can also impact the performance of the lift system.
Diagnosing and Resolving Issues:

1. Lubrication:
Identifying the Right Lubricants:
When it comes to the lift system and lift tubes, using the correct lubricants is crucial. We recommend using a dry lubricant to avoid attracting dirt and debris. This is an essential step in ensuring smooth operation and avoiding unnecessary wear and tear.

Regularly lubricate lift tubes with a recommended lubricant to ensure smooth operation and prevent friction-related issues. 

2. Lift Tubes Inspection:
Locate the lift tubes according to the GO Goshen Lift System Diagram in the manual.
Check for any visible damage, dents, or deformities. If found, consult the manual for replacement instructions.

3. Unveiling the Mystery of the Winch:
The Go Camper Pod employs a specific type of winch to raise the pod. To better understand it and ensure proper functionality, familiarize yourself with the winch type used in your specific model. The user manual or manufacturer's website should provide the necessary information.

Winch Cable Binding:
If the pod won't fully raise or descend, inspect the winch cable for binding or knots.
Carefully unbind any knots and ensure the cable is properly aligned on the winch drum.

4. Cable and Springs Replacement:
If you find your winch cable bound and your pod refusing to fully raise or descend, it's likely time to replace your cables and springs. Fear not - we've got you covered with detailed instructions on how to safely undertake this procedure. Following these guidelines will help you get your lift system back in tip-top shape.
If cables or springs show signs of wear or damage, consult the GO Cable and Springs Replacement Procedure Instructions in the manual. Follow the step-by-step instructions for safe replacement.

5. Power Drill Adapter Safety:
If using a power drill adapter for manual operation, prioritize safety.
Securely attach the adapter to the winch hex shaft, and ensure a stable and controlled operation.

6. Lift System Inspection:
If the pod won't fully descend, consider inspecting the lift tubes for possible obstructions or debris that could hinder the descent. Ensure the area around the lift system is clear before operating. If your pod won't go down all the way, inspecting and removing the lift tubes might be needed. We'll walk you through this process step-by-step, ensuring that you approach it with confidence and safety.

7. Winch Type and Lubrication:
The GO trailer uses a winch. Ensure it's properly maintained and lubricated as per the manufacturer's recommendations.

8. Winch Overloading:
Avoid overloading the winch system beyond its capacity, as this can strain the system and lead to issues.

9. Troubleshooting Tools:
If troubleshooting becomes complex, consider using diagnostics tools recommended in the user manual.
Consult the manual for instructions on how to interpret the results and take appropriate action.


By following the troubleshooting steps outlined in this guide, users can diagnose and resolve common GO Camper Pod Lift System issues effectively. Regular maintenance, proper lubrication, and adherence to safety guidelines are crucial to ensure the smooth operation and longevity of the lift system. If issues persist or are beyond user's capabilities, don't hesitate to contact our customer support for expert assistance. Your safety and satisfaction are our top priorities.

Congratulations, adventurer! Armed with this comprehensive troubleshooting guide, you're now equipped to tackle any issues that may arise with your Go Camper Pod/Lift System. Remember, proper maintenance and understanding of the hardware components are key to ensuring a smooth camping experience. So, go forth, explore the great outdoors, and enjoy the freedom that your Go Camper Pod provides!

Happy camping, and may your lift system always be glitch-free!