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Old 05-05-2015, 04:45 PM   #1
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Powerwinch Motorized folding camper winch

The winch on my 2012 Rockwood pop-up would not work when I began opening for the season the other day. I though it was the battery so I bought a new one. Checked the fuse and that's ok. No broken or loose wires. How would I be able to tell if the switch has gone bad or maybe the circuit breaker is bad? Any help would be great, thanks!

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Old 05-05-2015, 04:54 PM   #2
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With no more info than what is here, I would say you might have a bad "rocker switch" on the tongue jack. Mine went bad on my Passport and drove me crazy trying to figure it out. Rocker switches are cheap and easy to install.

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I had a similar problem with mine. I remembered an old auto starter trick from my youth. I tapped on the motor housing with a wrench several times and it started working. Apparently there is a bad spot on the armature and would occasionally land there. This got me through my trip and I replaced it when I got home. I plan on taking the defective motor to a shop to see if it can be repaired for a spare. Just a thought before doing a lot of troubleshooting.
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