Threaded receiver on winch loosening

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  1. Tom Wurdock

    Tom Wurdock New Member

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    I just got a 2006 Rockwood freedom 1640 LTD.

    I'm not sure of the right terms here but I'm going to give it a shot.

    A manual winch is used to raise and lower the pop-up.

    There is a square receiver that the removable handle goes into.

    Yesterday when lowering the pop-up I felt a small snap and as I rotated the handle counterclockwise instead of the pop-up lowering, the receiver started to unscrew.

    I was a little shocked at the receiver was threaded and screwed in there because it has to go both clockwise and counterclockwise. So now I'm unable to lower the pop up with the handle because the receiver simply starts unscrewing from the winch.

    I was thinking maybe I need to get some loctite in there and tighten it up real good?

    I'm going to attach two photographs, one of them shows the receiver unscrewed some.

    Ever happened to anyone else

    Thank you very much for any and all help!

    Tom
     

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  2. Grandpa Don

    Grandpa Don Well-Known Member

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    There is probably a nut deep inside of that square tube. If so, maybe you could get a socket to fit in there and tighten it up. Just a guess.
     
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    Tom Wurdock New Member

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    You nailed it.

    But if I tighten it, the crank will try to life the pop up.

    Maybe I just need to tighten it the next time I life the pop up.

    Thanks!

    Tom
     

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    Grandpa Don Well-Known Member

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    Well I can't say for sure because I have never had this problem. But it would seem to me that you could somehow brace or hold the main gear and tighten the nut that way. Maybe someone else on the Forum knows better. If you want to talk with an expert about it, try calling Etrailer and ask them. They sell manual winches for popups. That's where I got mine.

    Or maybe the square tube is keyed in some way. If so, all you would have to do is push in on the tube while you tighten the nut. I'm just guessing here again. If you figure it out, let the rest of us know what the fix is in case we ever have the same problem.
     
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    I dont know your problem, but i can say that looks like it need some oil.
     
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    Arruba Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    If yours is like mine, if you fully uncover your winch, there should be a set(s) of small holes through the drum. Depending on room, a short shank screwdriver should fit through the drum allowing it to jam against the frame, allowing you to tighten the tube adapter.

    Good luck.
     
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    I went to the local rv place and it was recommended that I replace the entire winch. I can get a new one for $130 and install it myself.

    I'll get the popup up and running in time for hunting season.

    Thanks all.
     
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    That's probably a good idea. Yours looks a bit worn. I got mine from Etrailer.com, but I don't remember what I paid for it. Easy install. Pay particular attention to how the cable is wrapped around and attached to the drum. Attached incorrectly can lead to premature cable failure.
     
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  9. Tom Wurdock

    Tom Wurdock New Member

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    Gotcha thanks
     
  10. Grandpa Don

    Grandpa Don Well-Known Member

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    Just as a refresher. Here is a link showing the proper way to install a cable. Most people know how to do this, but many don't know about putting a U-shaped kink in the cable to attach it under the plate. I didn't know this trick and had a heck of a time attaching the cable.

     
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    Think you broke a sheer pin.
     
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    The sheer pin broke off either due to rust or the fact that the mechanism is just really binded up. It's unthreading itself because the resistance on the mechanism is greater than the resistance on the threading.
     
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