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Old 06-27-2016, 07:08 AM   #1
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Replacement for shear bolt on P30001 Powerwinch lift system

I was raising the roof on our 2007 Flagstaff popup and the bolt that the cable spools around sheared off the P300001 Powerwinch and the roof came crashing down.

I have called the manufacturer, and a company that sells that winch and neither carry that bolt, because the winch has been discontinued.

The motor runs fine so I would hate to have to replace the whole winch just because I can't locate the bolt.

It would be greatly appreciated if someone would be able to point me in the right directly.
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Old 06-27-2016, 07:24 AM   #2
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Fastenal is who I would try.
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Old 06-27-2016, 07:26 AM   #3
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If you have both halves ... go to ACE Hardware, Lowes, or Home Depot ... they all carry assortments of fastners.
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Thank you. I didn't know if this bolt is specific to this winch. I will take it to Ace and let you know what I find out.
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I went to Ace, Fastenal, and Home Depot and didn't receive much assistance. I have asked a local trailer company to ask their suppliers for help. Camping World also said that I would most likely have to replace the entire winch because this equipment is no longer available.

I have attached a couple of pictures of the part I am trying to replace.

It looks like I should be able to drill out the part of the bolt that shear off in the pinion. I am thinking of either trying that or finding someone to weld the part back on.
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Old 06-28-2016, 07:21 AM   #6
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Is that item 21 on the link below? If so, that is not a shear bolt.

https://www.e-carefree.com/documenta...h%20Manual.pdf

Carefree is the company that sold these. Have you contacted their support folks?

RV Products - Carefree of Colorado

Maybe that same shaft is used in another of the Powerwinch products and you can still purchase it. Good luck!
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The center part could be a steel bar of the same diameter with a hole drilled thru the center the same size as the two threaded ends.

Any machine shop could make that then all you need is a grade 8 bolt to go thru to hold it all together.
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I did reach out to carefree and they said this winch is discontinued and they no longer care any parts for it. Thanks for the manual. The part is item 6 the cable shaft part number P9107400AJ. That helps a lot!

It does look like something a machine shop would be able to make as well. That was going to be my last resort.

Thanks for all of the help!
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I did reach out to carefree and they said this winch is discontinued and they no longer care any parts for it. Thanks for the manual. The part is item 6 the cable shaft part number P9107400AJ. That helps a lot!

It does look like something a machine shop would be able to make as well. That was going to be my last resort.

Thanks for all of the help!

You're welcome. I remember I had a boat trailer Powerwinch that had a defective brake. It sat in my attic forever and I trashed it 2 years ago when we went full timing. Makes me wonder if it had the same shaft in it.
Anyway, hope it doesn't cost too much to have one built. Here's a thought...sometimes local high schools and Tech schools will make things like that for the cost of materials. Back when I worked maintenance in a paper bag factory, we would make things like that, for ourselves and friends, at night when the bosses weren't around!
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It would be good practice for an apprentice.

I could get lucky and find someone that has the same winch with a bad motor. Our next trip wont be until end of July so I still have a couple of weeks to search.
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