Originally Posted by Bluepill
I use a Horror Freight 1100 LB 120 volt winch (about $120 with a coupon discount) to pull my hardside popup up a grade and into my garage. Works well. The first time I tried using a manual winch - Uggh!
I pull it about 18 inches at a time, then reset the wheel chocks. I tie a small rope to the break away line and keep minimum slack as a back up.
In general, not a good idea. But looking at this plan, it doesn't seem so bad. Taking baby steps with the chocks limits the amount of speed the unit could build if the cable breaks. And with a longer cord attached the breakaway, if the chocks didn't stop it, it would slow it down enough for you to get clear, and still yank the breakaway.
Still not a great idea.
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