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Old 08-12-2016, 03:55 PM   #51
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I would love to see those photos.
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Old 08-12-2016, 04:59 PM   #52
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Majority of info is same as in the first post, but added some info and a few more photos.

OK.
If you get under the trailer, at each corner you will see a curved metal conduit that conduit needs to be pulled back and 30W motor oil needs to be squirted into the conduit around the large spring that pushes on the corner to raise the roof.

Just remove the two screws and pull the conduit down...
Outside where screws are located...


Pull conduit down...



Then squirt some oil into the conduit...


After you are done, push the conduit up and secure with the two bolts.

Now, under the trailer in the center is the track area where the cables go though, on the front and rear are two zerk grease fittings. Pump a lot of grease into each fitting. If this has never been done before, you will probably use an entire 14 oz tube of high pressure lithium grease or synthetic) for each fitting.






It gets easier from here.

Under the winch motor on the trailer frame is a pan held in place by 4 screws. Remove those screws, drop the pan, and then spray a lube such as WD-40 onto the drum and bottom of the gear assembly you will see when looking into it. Then replace the cover.

Now, on top of the winch cover, on the left side as you are looking at it, is a round cover (about 1.5 inches in diameter).


Pop that cover off, and make sure it is filled with grease (high pressure lithium grease is ok). OLD STYLE POWER WINCH, NO GREASE REQUIRED FOR NEW STYLE.




You should also have the axle bearing lubed too. You probably have the Dexter EZ lube or AL-KO Ultra lube (very little if any difference) system, and can just pump grease into the zerk fittings until the old grease starts to come out the outer edge of the axle. MAKE SURE TO SPIN THE WHEEL WHILE PUMPING GREASE AND MAKE SURE TO USE A HAND PUMP, DO NOT USE A PRESSURIZED PUMP.



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Old 08-12-2016, 05:17 PM   #53
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Thx

Fantastic! Added to my "RV Maintenance" files.
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Old 09-05-2016, 05:55 PM   #54
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Very helpful.....and a question

This thread answered almost all of my questions. I have a 2010 2516G PUP with the Powerwinch. We love using it and I realized that I never touched the lift, springs or cables at all. I will take care of that shortly. One comment and one question:

Comment: my trailer has the battery box on top of the Powerwinch so I need to remove that to do the maintenance from above. Pretty silly design, in my opinion. What seems to be sillier is that I think I need to remove both propane tanks to get to it all. Anyway, I'm done complaining.

Question: my lift seems to come up about an inch short of being fully raised. I've read the manual on how to adjust but was curious if you've done it and, if so, do you have any advice for a semi-not-so-handy person?
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Old 09-05-2016, 06:55 PM   #55
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Done that adjustment many times; one reason why I dumped the power and went manual.
As you tighten the bolt, it allows the plate to travel further to allow the motor to turn, raising the roof.

I suggest raising the roof to where it cuts off, then to a "slight" adjustment on the bolt and then raise it a small amount further up. Do it in small incremental steps and be prepared to take your finger off the switch as soon as the green or red guide wire gets tight.
I actually had to completely remove the bolt and nut, which was a pain since you have to lower the roof to get the room to get the bolt out. And install a thinner nut to allow the bolt to screw in further into the plate and still have the nut to lock the bolt in place.

Here are some actual photos of the unit and some instructions....
Wicked Winch - Lift System Troubleshooting for Flagstaff Camping Trailers | Roberts Sales


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Great stuff, thanks.
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OK Moab, king of all kings when it comes to Powerwinch maintenance. Three more quick, silly clarifications/questions and then I swear I'm done....

1) How much oil do you put in the to lube the springs?
2) Do you lube the cable itself at all manually with oil (I think I read that in the manual)?
3) How do you know when you have put enough grease into the two zerks on the whiffle tree?

I think short of you just doing my maintenance, with these answers, even a moron like myself can get this done......theoretically. Thanks again for you help/guidance.
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OK Moab, king of all kings when it comes to Powerwinch maintenance. Three more quick, silly clarifications/questions and then I swear I'm done....

1) How much oil do you put in the to lube the springs? I have one of those squirt cans with a flexible tube and just squirt oil all around the springs at the top of the conduit opening. Maybe 15 squirts, and then when I'm done with all four corners, I raise the top and lower it just to help spread it around. Seems to have worked over the past four+ years.

2) Do you lube the cable itself at all manually with oil (I think I read that in the manual)? Other than greasing the cable via the zerks, the end that is wrapped around the winch, I spray DRY lube on it just to prevent any possible rust.

3) How do you know when you have put enough grease into the two zerks on the whiffle tree? First time after I picked it up and after I replaced the cable last year, quite a bit of grease was injected into the zerks. Then each spring before the first trip, I did maybe eight pumps. I can confirm, when I took out the cable to replace it, there sure was plenty of grease that came out with those pushers.

I think short of you just doing my maintenance, with these answers, even a moron like myself can get this done......theoretically. Thanks again for you help/guidance.
Not hard, just take your time. You will need a flexible end for the grease gun for the back, top zerk.

And when under, I always take a good luck at the floor, and around all the corners, etc., before putting my hands anywhere. My first few years was in Moab, and those pesky Black Widows would setup in the spring under the trailer.
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Finished the maintenance today. I few notes:
- the conduit comes down easily but I had problems getting one corner back up far enough to screw back in. Took some ingenuity and leverage to get it back in.
- adjusting the upper limit switch was not easy. Very small space, but I got it done.
- adding grease into the winch from above was only accomplished by removing both my battery box as well as frame piece the battery box sits on. As I said before, silly design.
- as Moab mentioned, watch out for black widows. I was fortunate to not get bitten, but I did see a monster of a black widow as I was lubing the springs. I was unable to catch/kill it, but it was a beast. Gotta figure out how to lure, kill that thing.

Moab,
Thanks for your help and guidance. Could not have done this work without your very useful posts.
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Glad to help. Yep, got to watch for those nasty black widows. The bite is not fun.
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