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Old 07-22-2015, 09:32 AM   #1
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Lift maintenance on a 2013 HW296

Hi there,

Just purchased a 2013 year model of the Highwall 296. Its in decent shape and overall pleased with our purchase.

While looking through the owners manual at the maintenance intervals, I see that the "lifter system" needs to be lubricated every 6 months.
I am pretty sure the previous owner didn't do this, so I want to get right on this.

Trying to find some documentation online on the procedure - does anyone know how to go about doing this? Owner's manual just states the interval, but not the actual procedure.

Thanks!
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Old 07-22-2015, 02:44 PM   #2
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Hello Wooden and welcome to the forum.

There is a great post on here on how to service your goshen lift system. I will see if I can locate it. You basically just need to squirt fresh grease into the two zerks and then fill the tubes with motor oil.

Does someone else have the link handy?

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Old 07-23-2015, 09:38 AM   #3
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Ah, ok. I haven't been underneath to review the lift. I'll get my grease gun ready and knock it out this weekend. In terms of filling the tubes with motor oil ... Do you mean just pouring oil down the corner lift shafts? Thank you for the reply Vin!
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Old 07-23-2015, 10:52 AM   #4
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12v motorized folding camper winch

If you have a newer style power winch that does not use grease; then ignore the power unit info.
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Great post! Simple and straight forward - will knock it out this weekend for sure.
However, I am not sure if I have the newer power winch ... What ever power model that came on the HW296.
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Depends on model year, not model related from what I can tell. But you will definitely know the difference when looking.

The older style (which I have on my 2012 228BH) will have a plug that can be pried off at the top left of the winch cover. This allows access to the manual nut if you need to manually raise and/or lower the roof manually. I believe the new ones don't have that plug. But if you remove the plug and it is dry underneath it is a new model.

If you remove the plug and it is filled with grease, it is the old style.
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Sorry, I meant to say it's a 2013. Sorry if that didn't stick out better in my original post.

I do have the plug on the left hand side, for the manual override option. I looked down there to confirm the socket and the bar that is used and did see grease down in there. It looked old for sure, but didn't see a zerk through that hole. I guess the cover needs to come off for that, right?
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Problem is, I don't know for sure what model years the newer style was used on. Basically, all I know for sure is that 2012 and prior, they used the old style, and it appears that from 2015 and newer they have the new style.
What is used for 2013 and 2014 I'm not sure. They could have run both types of winches on different models.

As for a zerk fitting? Nope. Basically, you just pump grease into the hole, making sure there is plenty of grease covering the manually crank nut. I believe it is used more for protection than for lubricating some parts.

I have never replaced mine intentionally. When I was forced to use the manual override nut, I had to add grease since I had to remove grease to get to the nut. And when I adjusted the limit switches, I had to wipe off a lot of grease to obtain access to the limit plate nut.
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Ah, gotcha. Thank for for the insight!
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Thanks F5. You the man with the link and advice.

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