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Old 09-30-2013, 05:07 PM   #1
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Power Winch on Flagstaff 625D Popup

So, got to the campsite this weekend and battery on our popup was dead. Could not use the power winch, and ended up jumping the battery from our vehicle to get the roof up and down. Is there a way to rewire the power winch to run off the electrical system without the battery (or at least be able to toggle back in forth) so we have a backup method if the battery dies. The battery is only a little over 2 years old. Didn't think we would have to replace it so soon.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:40 PM   #2
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We had a Coleman popup for many years - not sure the Flagstaff is exactly the same, but with ours, nothing on the 12 volt side of the system - lights & lift motor - would run when the battery was completely dead. When plugged in the converter will charge the battery and power those things, but at least with ours, if the battery was dead they wouldn't run until it picked up a charge. Plus, there may be a safety device that doesn't let the converter run even when plugged in until the roof is up.

So, you would need 12 volt source from your tow vehicle or from another battery to provide the alternate power source to lift the roof. One thing to consider - the battery shouldn't have been dead when you arrived. One thing I learned the hard way is that many vehicles don't have the fuse and/or relay installed from the factory to power the pin on your 7 pin connector that charges the battery. With a 3 way fridge common on pop-ups, it can drain the battery while driving if the vehicle isn't sending power.

I would start with finding out why the battery went dead - probably an easier fix than an alternate power source.

Or, our method was a popup with a manual crank - and kids!
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:38 PM   #3
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I have an 05 Flagstaff 425D. They likely have the same winch setup. On mine there is a plastic hole plug that is on top of the winch if you pull it out and fish around in the grease you should find a nut. It is mounted to the end of the motor shaft. stick a socket on it with an electric drill and up goes the top.
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