1988 Rockwood Popup Lift access?

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  1. Keith W Whitehouse

    Keith W Whitehouse New Member

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    Hi,
    Keith W here from Tulsa, Ok.
    I have a 1988 rockwood popup with a malfunctioning lift. Front goes up, back does not go up when cranking.
    How do I access the area where the crank arm attaches?

    Thank you
    Keith
     
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    Welcome to the Portal from South Carolina. Use the Portal search function. You should find some threads to help you.
     
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    Hi Keith. Welcome to the forum from Midway USA.
     
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    Keith, Hello and Welcome from central PA!
    It's already been said but search the threads, I've crossed a few on lift's in the past month or so.
     
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    Thank you for the replys, I will dig around and see what I can find.
     
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    Greetings,
    I have managed to access the lift assembly in my 88 rockwood popup. As you can see the circled gear is stripped.
    A. What typically causes this?
    B. How do I remove and replace it?

    Thank you for your help
     

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    A. Cheap manufacturing methods since cost cutters are in charge. The worst gears are stamped due to tooth engagement clearances used. Then they get the bright idea to rivet them together for more surface area, but nothing really lines up. Then nobody greases the shoddy fitting gears.
    B. What does the top and back of the gear assembly look like?
     
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    Hi, thanks for replying,
    Over all the camper is in pretty good shape, it does have a little bit of rotting in the top left corner of the top. the gentleman that had it before me put additional bracing on the inside to help support the top. He attached the bracing to the existing push polls that support/raise the top.
     

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    So a band-aid instead of a repair. Did he fix the leak that caused the rot?
     
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    yes,
     
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    The rest of the assembly looks good, all the gears feel very firm, no slack anywhere, teeth look good.
     
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    Guess I was asking for pictures of the assembly top and back. It'll come apart someway. Something holds it together. I can't tell from the one picture. It'll probably have to come out to be disassembled. Can you get parts for the winch, before pulling it out?
     
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    So far I am striking out on parts. Its to old. I am going to call an RV salvage tomorrow.
     
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    Take the winch apart and make your own gear. It's not going to be any worse than the stamped gear, but will probably be better. I'd hate to loose a camper over a gear.
     
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    Welcome from Dukes Fl. Good Luck with the repairs and happy camping
     
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    Thank you,
    I am striking out on my repair and my camper serial number is incomplete. I only have 16 digits and I need 17. I have cleaned both sides of trailer tongue and nothing is stamped anywhere. Does anyone have an old 1988 rockwood pop up serial to compare mine to.

    1RKTC040J1000169 is what I have.

    Thank you,
     

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