Manual raising when electric is not working

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    Chris4598 New Member

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    My pop-up’s electric wench is not working, but when I tried to raise it manually it failed to engage the cable. It is a 2015 Rockwood Freedom. Please help
     
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    Not sure which electric wench you have but mine must have the power must be disconnected from the electric wench before using the manual crank.
     
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    It was after market add on I believe. Is there a way you disconnect the power other than disconnect the battery? When I cranked the gears were moving but the cable did nothing engage.
     
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    Mine has a disconnect right at the electric wench.
     
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    Thanks/I will look for that in th ER morning.
     
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    Unfortunately I see no cut off for the wench…any other ideas?
     
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    Please see the pictures below for the electric wench. Looking for a way to get my Popup up without electricity
     

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    Can you just remove the winch entirely and install a manual winch. A Cordless 1/2 inch drill would work much better for raising and lowering.
     
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    Would we have to change the whole wench or just remove the motor and all?
     
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    I might be missing something here, but most people who convert to a manual do remove the motor and the whole winch frame. There are only three bolts holding it on to the tongue. A manual winch is a direct bolt on configuration. Same bolt pattern. Bolt it to the frame, attach the cable and start cranking. What am I missing?
     
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    If I remove what is there, as far as the electric winch goes, would the cable get unwound and have to be rewound around a new spool? Or would it stay on the spool it is on?
     
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    Cable is removed from old winch and installed on new winch drum.
     
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    I just replaced my power winch with a manual one. I had to cut the cable because of the way it was crimped onto the power winch. It was tricky to cut because I didn't want to lose much length, so I rough cut it with my oscillating tool, then cleaned up the end with the cutoff saw.
     
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    Yikes! That sounds scary. Removing the cable from one spindle to another is something we want to avoid-don’t want to chance having to read-cable the whole thing. A new switch is coming today and in the mean time working on raising it manually.
     

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