Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-09-2016, 09:20 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 176
Grease the gears.

Hello all,

I have a 2015 flagstaff classic 625D pop up. I was doing pre season maintenance and noticed the whiffletree had no grease in it at all. I checked the manual, and it only says to lube the cable, which is fine. Should there be some grease on those gears? It is a bit noisy going up and down. Thanks in advance for the replies. Have a good night.

Thanks, mark
__________________

__________________
Dodaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2016, 03:26 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
GalsofEscape's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Catonsville Maryland
Posts: 987
Hi Mark,
are you talking about the winch motor? The Goshen lift system used on the Rockwood and Flagstaff popups do not have a whiffletree, I believe that is/was a Coleman lift part.
If so, the carefree winch motor on the newer pups is noisy and yes, IIRC the manual says it does NOT require grease.
There was an older model winch motor that did require grease BUT that motor was discontinued around 2013 or so. The old style motor was on our 2011 pup, it was quieter but did not last, we had to replace it after 5 years with the new model. Took awhile to get used to the noise it made.
__________________

__________________
HTT: "EscapeII" 2016 Shamrock 23WS (current)
PUP: "Escape" 2010 Rockwood HW 277 (gone)
TV: "Bruce" 2011 Dodge Durango V8 Hemi Crew
Just us gals (me, Sis and our daughters)
We spend alot of money to go sit in the woods
GalsofEscape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2016, 10:53 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 145
I have the newer replacement motor and it is noisy. I did put lithium grease on the gears as it just seems natural. I also oiled the right side which may have been a mistake. It may be some type of clutch mechanism as the roof now slides down about 1-2" after fully raising it. I feel that oiling that area might have caused this.
__________________
cabranch47
2009 Flagstaff HW27SC (NTU 2014)
1999 Ford F150
cabranch47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2016, 03:21 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 176
Thanks everyone for the replies. I also just feel like gears need some grease, but I guess I'll go with the manual and the noise. Happy camping if this rain here ever stops.
__________________
Dodaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2016, 03:26 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
GalsofEscape's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Catonsville Maryland
Posts: 987
I see you are in silver spring MD, a neighbor. I am just north of you in catonsville but work in silver spring. Maybe we will see you at a campground sometime soon(if it ever stops raining LOL).
__________________
HTT: "EscapeII" 2016 Shamrock 23WS (current)
PUP: "Escape" 2010 Rockwood HW 277 (gone)
TV: "Bruce" 2011 Dodge Durango V8 Hemi Crew
Just us gals (me, Sis and our daughters)
We spend alot of money to go sit in the woods
GalsofEscape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2016, 03:34 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 176
Yes, we live more in the Wheaton area but have the SS mailing. Catonsville, I've been there quite a few times. I mtns bike at Patapsco park a lot. Haven't made it out yet camping. Have a pop up, which has been up for 3 weeks now in the driveway. Have a few mods I want to finish but can't get to the the outside ones with this rain. Well, hope to get caught up at a CG soon. Later,
__________________
Dodaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2016, 03:47 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
GalsofEscape's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Catonsville Maryland
Posts: 987
We just traded in our pop-up and now have a hybrid. We sometimes camp in the Hollofield area of Patapsco, five minutes from the house.
The problem with mods is, they are never done. There is always one more. The sun is "supposed" to come out on Sunday.......
__________________
HTT: "EscapeII" 2016 Shamrock 23WS (current)
PUP: "Escape" 2010 Rockwood HW 277 (gone)
TV: "Bruce" 2011 Dodge Durango V8 Hemi Crew
Just us gals (me, Sis and our daughters)
We spend alot of money to go sit in the woods
GalsofEscape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2016, 09:27 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 176
Funny. All these years we have been here, and I've ridden by all the campgrounds but never stayed yet. I do love the mods. Always something else. I like the pup but am looking forward to some hard sides someday. I hope it is sunny on Sunday. Our little one has his 4th bday party that day. Well, happy camping. Maybe we can meet up this season.
__________________
Dodaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2016, 09:39 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
GalsofEscape's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Catonsville Maryland
Posts: 987
That would be nice. And Happy bday to your little one.
__________________

__________________
HTT: "EscapeII" 2016 Shamrock 23WS (current)
PUP: "Escape" 2010 Rockwood HW 277 (gone)
TV: "Bruce" 2011 Dodge Durango V8 Hemi Crew
Just us gals (me, Sis and our daughters)
We spend alot of money to go sit in the woods
GalsofEscape is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:13 PM.