Manual winch vs. power winch
I am curious if anyone has replaced their pop-up tent trailer power winch with a manual winch. I posted a while back in another thread about the loud noise of my winch and it seems that the noise it makes is "just the way it is".
I actually like putting the trailer's stabilizers up and down by hand so I get a little arm exercise since when I'm camping I don't do much else with my arm muscles (just hiking)! So, if a manual winch, which the correct gearing, isn't a huge deal to install (I fear the cable tensioning!), then it seems like a possibility I wanted to explore.
My goal is to be able to leave a campground at 6 in the morning and not feel lousy about waking up my camping neighbors!
Interested in everyone's feedback. Thanks!
2014 Rockwood Premier Pop-Up Tent Trailer 2516G.
2011 Toyota Highlander V-6 with tow package.
Fastway e2 WDH ™ with sway control & Tekonsha-Primus™ IQ Brake Controller.