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Old 01-08-2016   #1
 
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Roll-A-Cot, did I get a bad egg?

Just got my first Roll-A-Cot. It took a few minuets to get the side rails put together, but I am guessing that gets easier with time. My concern is that the fabric already is tearing and the drill holes in the aluminum are sharp. Already took a small chunk of skin. Absolutely no sanding or any other type of Finnish work was done after the drilling to smooth out the ruff edges.

I am just wondering if this is normal quality for the Roll-A-Cot or if I got a bad egg.Click image for larger version

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You can hit that fray with a lighter real quick and it will fix it. The other photo is just overlap from the RF welding bar. The aluminum ya you may have to debur a couple things. We usually check them over before we ship them out. You should have held out for our new shelter combo

To answer your main question, ya that may be a little rough around the edges compared to normal. Try and wiggle the side rails into place more than rotating once aluminum gets a burr it likes to gall and can be a pain.
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You can hit that fray with a lighter real quick and it will fix it. The other photo is just overlap from the RF welding bar. The aluminum ya you may have to debur a couple things. We usually check them over before we ship them out. You should have held out for our new shelter combo

To answer your main question, ya that may be a little rough around the edges compared to normal.
Already hit the fray with the lighter. Just hope it doesn't get worse. Really the sharp edges were my main issue, but I know I can smooth them out. It just seemed after all the good words I have heard about these cots, that this might be sub par quality for the price.
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I'd like to see a pic of your new shelter combo, Greenwall. Sounds interesting.
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I'd like to see a pic of your new shelter combo, Greenwall. Sounds interesting.
I will get you some ,we have a few little adjustments and I will probably just mail one out to you to check out and see what you think. It started as my solution to what I wanted for a river bed and a couple other local boaters hopped onboard, then I figured what the hell we made all the jigs and have the programming done and materials.
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I will get you some ,we have a few little adjustments and I will probably just mail one out to you to check out and see what you think. It started as my solution to what I wanted for a river bed and a couple other local boaters hopped onboard, then I figured what the hell we made all the jigs and have the programming done and materials.

Did you ever decide on a price for these. I was intrigued until I saw $675 on the pnw forum.
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Did you ever decide on a price for these. I was intrigued until I saw $675 on the pnw forum.
They won't be that much, I will have to get final fabrication times. That's basically what the first ones cost us and I wasn't worrying about cost because it was for me . It has been a project kind of in between everything else so it will be a little while longer before it is finalized. I will post something showing the system when it is all done.

Hopefully it will be the answer for my all in one sleep system.
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