- Jun 16, 2021
I've been a pup camper owner and user for many years. I've never seen any pups that have an electric winch without a manualThere's a lot of layers to your question... but to your main question of if plugging in will give you enough power to operate the electric winch with a flat battery... maybe. I don't know how many amps your converter can generate and how much the winch draws. If your converter can produce enough amps, continuously, for the duration of the lift, it may work. Test it at home first.
There's a whole side discussion on battery care that I will leave to the battery folks.
Does your electric winch have a manual override crank for just such occasions? It may take a lot of cranking, but I would think it might have one, maybe not.
Best of luck.
There is a manual crank system on your Rockwood. If you look on top of your winch cover, not where the motor is but to the right where the cable spool is, there is a plastic cap on it about the size of a silver dollar. Pop it off. You'll see grease under it but under that layer of grease is a 7/16th" hex bolt head welded on top of the worm gear. Use a 7/16th" socket on a ratchet to manually lift or lower the top. Note however it's the worst manual system I've ever seen and it will take more than an hour to go either up or down.Thank you! When I called the dealer they said there was no way to manually lift it. It’s a 2021 rockwood 1940f, fwiw.