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Old 04-29-2012, 07:42 AM   #11
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Many trailers ago when we had an old Jayco pup I would not have wanted it. However, as we've grown accustomed to more automatic systems, I'd consider the electric roof if we were to do it again.

The one thing I would have to understand is the failure rate. I can't speak to that but hopefully others can.

Also, good point from Kim about the battery power. How much power does it use, do you need bigger batteries, etc?

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Old 04-29-2012, 08:01 AM   #12
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I had a 2005 Flagstaff 226d and only had one 24 series battery. I would always try to plug into shore power first, but the battery did it fine by itself. It was a bit slower on battery alone, but a lot faster than hand cranking.

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Old 04-29-2012, 05:50 PM   #13
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We love ours. It does have a hand crank back up.

As far as battery goes, it does not seem to drain much when putting up or down. We can usually do an easy 3 day stay with the water pump, furnace fan, lights and winch on a single deep cycle series 24.
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:25 PM   #14
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Power roof is a great option!
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:19 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Labzy
Do you usually like to camp with electric hook-ups, or dry camp?
If you dry camp, I would stick with the hand crank; why waste battery power on raising the roof?
If you camp with electric then I would get the electric roof.

I would suggest you only use the power lift when you are plugged in to your truck.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:09 PM   #16
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DO it!

As you see from my post in Mods I had to give in and put a electric lift on mine. After 2 years of cranking I wished I had!

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Old 05-03-2012, 12:22 PM   #17
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Have one on my HW27KS High wall. with the extra weight of the room size and AC unit, I love the electric lift. As has been said before the amount of power draw on the battery is neglible. We dry camp alot and even after 3 days, more than enough to drop the roof. Just in case, we also keep one of those battery jump packs. Though we haven't needed it, we have helped others raise their roof with it.
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:45 PM   #18
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We love ours. My only concern is if it breaks. I have NO IDEA how to hand crank the thing up so we would be in major trouble if it didnt work. And like someone else said, keep a spare fuse around. When the fuse goes, the battery doesnt get charged and the roof doesnt raise....
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Old 05-11-2012, 05:47 PM   #19
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Thank you for your help!

We opted to go without it. We ended up getting the trailer that was local and to save us from going on a weekend trip to another dealer just wasn't worth it for that feature.

It will be something I will thing more about if/when we upgrade again. We figure we're both young and the cranking may offset a s'more or something.
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:08 PM   #20
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Power Lift

My Rockwood 1910 came with the power lift as a standard feature from the dealer. That in its self was a major factor in my purchase. Used it 6 times so far. The neighbors around my camp sites have made several comments and 3-4 have asked to look it over.
I am well pleased with the lift KUDOS to Rockwood for the addition.

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