Cable Broke

Discussion in 'Lift Systems' started by bondo54, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. bondo54

    bondo54 Active Member

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    Went to raise my new to me 2017 Rockwood 277HW for the first time and the main cable broke. The dealer I bought it from is working with me to make it right even though I bought it as is.
     
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    Wow that’s hard to believe so late model. I guess po did zero required maintenance.
     
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    Glad to hear your dealer is working with you...so many of them just laugh & walk away after the sale.
     
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    What lift system do you have on the camper? How many cables? Manual or power lift?
     
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    Goshen, power, main cable to the winch.
     
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    FYI: Goshen has that main cable for around $25.00. My cable didn't break, but I changed it anyway just to be on the safe side. I think it was the original cable from 2003. I even ordered a spare one just in case. I have the tools and the know-how, so I could change it myself in the field if I had to. Plan on having to adjust the upper limit switch a couple of times after cable replacement. The new cables seem to stretch a bit. And it doesn't take much to mess up the setting on the switch.
     
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    Update: Dealer called said Forrest River is on a 2 week shutdown so parts are not in yet. They are replacing not only the cable but the lift springs as well.
     
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    Update: All repaired (has been for a month) working great. Ste it up and took it down with no problems. Ordered 2 more safety brackets to make the wife feel better. $22.00 each including shipping right from Goshen. Thought about using two 2x4 pieces of wood instead. Then I thought after a few to many beers I may burn them for campfire wood.
     
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    I think you said that you had an electric winch. If so, be prepared to re-adjust the Up Limit Switch at some point. The cable does stretch a bit after a few liftings. I had to adjust mine about twice after cable replacement. It was very easy to do on mine. I just reached up under the winch and gave the limit screw a little turn and up she went. New cables can sometimes make a little clunk noise for a while as they wind around the winch pulley.
     

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