Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-24-2010, 09:13 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 38
Manual crank on a HW256

My wife and I took our maiden voyage in our 2006 HW256 this last weekend. We had a great time and the camper performed great. Well, except it took several hours for the fridge to cool down. We were plugged into 30amp service and turned the fridge on at around 5pm. By 10pm, it was still not cold at all, but the freezer was starting to get a little cold. We had to move the food to a cooler. I checked it the next morning and it was finally cold, and stayed cold the rest of the weekend. Is this nomal?

Anyway, on to my question. Where in the world is the manual crank for the top if the battery is dead or the winch breaks down? It's not in the owners manual and I cant find it anywhere!! Also, the camper came with THREE cranks of different sizes. There is one that's 3/4" for the leveling jacks. But there are two more that are smaller that dont seem to fit anywhere. Anyone know what these are for?

Other than a few mysteries, we love our camper and had a great time with it.

thanks,

fisk
__________________

__________________
fisk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2010, 09:45 AM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 2,381
Usually takes the fridge 24 hours to get cold. We plug ours in at the house an day or two early, before we leave, and put the food in it at the house. Switch it to gas for travel, if we're towing more than a couple of hours, then back to electric when we get set up. For shorter tows, we just let it be off for a short while.

Sorry can't help with cranks.
__________________

__________________
LadyWindrider
2012 Ford F250 ext. Cab 4x4
2002 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
2008 Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic

2008 Work and Play 18LT
LadyWindrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2010, 01:04 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 38
thanks for the reply. I never would have guessed that it would take that long for it to cool down.

thanks.

fisk
__________________
fisk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2010, 01:24 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Iggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Desert SW - Arizona
Posts: 6,360
4 hours is a resonable time for startup but over night is best on gas.

See attached document. It covers the little screw in the motor side of the electric awning.

This is the new manual. See Figures 5 and 6
Attached Files
File Type: pdf Awning_Users_Manual.pdf (713.9 KB, 43 views)
__________________
2012 Georgetown XL - 378TS 60,000 miles
Life is a journey, not a destination !

Iggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
rockwood, tent camper

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 04:14 PM.