Wench to lift roof on pup

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  1. scamperman

    scamperman Member

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    Has anyone ever did a mod to put a wench on there camper to raise and lower the roof?
     
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    Halford Well-Known Member

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    you mean winch?
     
  3. scamperman

    scamperman Member

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    yea that to
     
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    Mogimus Active Member

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    like this kind?

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    Haven't had a chance to do that type of mod yet, DW might not approve [LOL] [LOL] [LOL]
     
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    To the actual question: Off-hand, I don't remember anyone doing a mod using a winch, though I seem to remember someone considering it. You might peruse old, old posts, if you have time.
    Over the years, there have been after-market electric motors to raise the roof, and there is always the Socket Genie (& DIY versions).

    If would be most helpful to know what pup you have. If you add the make, model, and year to your signature line, it'd be helpful.
     
  6. swordfish

    swordfish Well-Known Member

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    Don't do it
     
  7. scamperman

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    Let's see if the signature is working
     
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    I wanted to get a wench to do a lot of things, but my wife wouldn't let me
     
  9. Miller

    Miller '96 ColemanCheyenne - '14 Tacoma 4X4 DBL SR5 6spd

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    Let us know how the wench mod goes over...i want to try that, just not sure how to properly introduce and sell that mod to DW.
     
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    I attempted the "wench mod" ....the DW now requires me to
    buy out her 1/2 of the trailer.......;-).....
     
  11. NegrilJerry

    NegrilJerry Newbies in GA, we LOVE this site!

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    I second the comment above - don't do it.

    I dropped $80 on a Rigid 2-speed (lithium battery of course) heavy duty drill and another $12 or so on a t-slot adapter, works great IF you are careful - almost no more cranking. I always begin and finish with the manual crank, whether putting up or down - the key is to avoid over-stressing your cables. I recommend stopping near what you think is the top, finish manually, then crank back down a few turns and mark your side posts with a sharpie to use as a drill stopping guide.
    As for the drill - you must have a 2-speed decent quality unit, since only the slower speed can produce the torque required and provide the proper speed control.
     
  12. Kb2yht

    Kb2yht New Member

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    Had good success with the Wench mod in the past, though not in the PUP :p

    Our PUP came with an electric Winch, works good, but is loud.
    I've seen a number of people add a winch, but always when they had to do major lift system work.
    The Drill option seems to be best most of the time.
     
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    sawdusty San Antonio

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    It's been done. I cannot remember where I copied this picture from, but pretty sure I found it on this forum.
     

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