Power roof lift?

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  1. estimator64

    estimator64 New Member

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    How difficult is it to put a power lift system on a pup?

    Jimmy & Carolyn
    07 Moutaineer
    06 Flagstaff Forest River 226D
     
  2. kawikid

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    IMO don't do it!! Unless you are disabled and would greatly benefit from it. I just had my elec lift removed and thrown away, more moving parts = more to break (motor burnt out, switch went bad, gears stripped, wire melted)!!! Speaking of my own experiences, I had nothing but problems and even with my disability I do not regret getting rid of the elec lift!
     
  3. Yellowkayak

    Yellowkayak Popups.....when sleeping on the ground gets to you

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    Your better off getting a HIGH TORQUE (410 pounds of torque) cordless drill with a socket jenie and using that instead. That is my next purchase...even before my 85 watt solar panel.

    JJ

    Wichita Falls, TX
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    Well after reading about the trouble others have had and the trouble I've had with my elec lift I agree.Better off just using the old way of hand turning the crank.I have had to replace the switch and all worked well for about seven times,now nothing works.I will talk to the dealer and see if we can figure out what the problem is this time.

    Dianne
     
  5. John L

    John L New Member

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    I agree with Yellowkayak, I've used my cordless drill for two years now and that's the way to go. It even cranks down my stabilizers.

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  6. estimator64

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    Sounds like i better stay away from the electric lift then. Should I get a regular cordless drill or a cordless impact driver? And what is a socket jenie?

    Jimmy & Carolyn
    07 Moutaineer
    06 Flagstaff Forest River 226D
     
  7. fergusonman

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    I have a power lift on mine and I have not had any trouble with it at all......mine came with the PU and was installed by the dealer.....Do what you want to do ......but as for me I would not own a PU without one.

    03 Coachmen 128 sport plus
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  8. Tahoein Bunch

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    Get a decent Cordeless drill,Or corded if you PUP near power all the time. Go to Harbor freight get a socket adapter set $1.99 (on sale right now) Find a socket that fits and go for it. Socket jeanie is maybe better but IMO nore money.

    Greg

    1996 Rockwood 1910 98' Tahoe 4WD and 01' Wrangler,DH 64' DW '63 DS 94' DD 97' Dodot 01' and Jenny 06'
     
  9. Yellowkayak

    Yellowkayak Popups.....when sleeping on the ground gets to you

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    Jim go with a HIGH TORQUE drill 450 pounds or more...cordless is great you don't need power to plug into for it to work and you can get it set up boondocking too. A socket jenie is a thing that goes into the end of the drill, and the other end looks like the part you insert into your pup to crank it up:

    http://www.rvupgradestore.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=320

    You just have to find one that will fit your pup.

    JJ

    Wichita Falls, TX
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  10. jhami

    jhami camper from ohio

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    after reading this i tried using the drill my self works good, i used 1 3/16 12 point socket
     
  11. h0ng0s

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    How about something like this?

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=94855
     

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