Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-06-2012, 01:35 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Plant City Florida
Posts: 23
Pop Up Roof Stuck - weird clicking sound from motor

I hope someone can help me figure this out. I have a 2012 rockwood freedom 2280. I just got it 2 weeks ago used so no warrenty
I flip the switch to raise the top and it moves about a inch and then loud clank clank noise from the switch area motor. Any ideas what my problem is? And dang it the hand crank is under the matress inside
__________________

__________________
femetal1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 09:00 AM   #2
Site Team - Lou
 
Herk7769's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 21,169
Is your battery fully charged?
__________________

__________________

Lou and Laura with Bella - German Short Hair Pointer
2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2010 Flagstaff 8526RLWS - Superglide 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW
Herk7769 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 10:11 AM   #3
Flagstaff 625D Popup
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Shiremanstown PA
Posts: 207
I had the same problem with my 625D.

It turned out that the motor mounting bolts were loose and the gears where slipping causing the noise.

I pushed the motor over so the gears were tight together and tightened the bolts. That fixed it for me.

Bean
__________________
bean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 02:32 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Plant City Florida
Posts: 23
Battery charged yes and the motor was loose I tightend the motor and that made the manual crank work but now I have NO power to the elect crank. I checked the 20 amp fuse behind the propane tank and checked the breakers. I'm stumped
__________________
femetal1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 08:15 AM   #5
Head Rambler
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Southwest Alabama
Posts: 4,322
Look for fuses near the motor. Also when tightening the motor back down you may have pinched a wire or pulled a plug loose. Look at the motor and see if you see anything.
__________________
Salem 29RKSS Pushing a GMC Sierra 2500HD!
Gotta go campin!
Bama Rambler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 04:15 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Plant City Florida
Posts: 23
No all fuses are ok and no wires pinched or unplugged. I replaced the circut breaker today with a new one and still no power. I think I broke the motor. Anyone know where to purchase just the motor from or have the one I have rebuilt?
__________________
femetal1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 07:23 PM   #7
Another rat in the race
 
jar3316's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Redlands CA
Posts: 368
Loosen the motor back up and see if it moves when you supply power, you might be slightly off on your roof and causing the motor to stop due to not enough power to push past the alignment issue. Or you could have bolted it in to tight and the gears are binding. Also look for a breaker button on the motor.

even with the big motors we use at work they are hardly worth rewinding I would look into a new one. look at the spec plate and find the motor through a motor supply house, it will be cheaper than through the dealer. They might even be able to put you into a stronger motor for same or not much more money.
__________________
A rainy day camping is better than any sunny day at work
2004 F250 V10 SD Xcab 2011 Wildwood T26BHXL
jar3316 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 07:28 PM   #8
Another rat in the race
 
jar3316's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Redlands CA
Posts: 368
Forgot

check for power at the motor when you flip the switch, you could have burned up a switch, connection, or wire. Motors will pull (in theory) and infinite amount of power to turn, that is until you beak the weakest link (i.e. fuses in a best case scenario).
__________________
A rainy day camping is better than any sunny day at work
2004 F250 V10 SD Xcab 2011 Wildwood T26BHXL
jar3316 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 09:00 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
HONDAMAN174's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Big brown desert
Posts: 2,318
Quote:
Originally Posted by femetal1 View Post
No all fuses are ok and no wires pinched or unplugged. I replaced the circut breaker today with a new one and still no power. I think I broke the motor. Anyone know where to purchase just the motor from or have the one I have rebuilt?
Check the wires to the switch. So little slack in mine that I could see a wire or contact breaking off at the switch.
__________________
2014 Stealth Evo 2850- "Woodstock"
2011 Toyota Tundra Rock Crawler TRD 5.7- "Clifford"
2013 Honda Accord Coupe V6 w/Track Pack- "Julia"

Just glad to get away
HONDAMAN174 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 03:20 AM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Plant City Florida
Posts: 23
Does anyone know a place besides the dealer to get the p55000 lift motor from? They want over 300 for it at powerwinch. I can't believe I'm having this problem after not even owning it for little over 2 weeks and it's a 2012 and no I don't have warrenty I got it used :-(
__________________

__________________
femetal1 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 04:00 AM.