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Old 05-25-2015, 10:53 PM   #1
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power winch lubrication

Picked up our 2514G Saturday and during the PDI, was being shown the power winch system. No lube on any of the gears etc. I asked about this and was told that there is none from the factory and they have never added it to any of the units sold. I looked through the myriad of literature in the packet and not a mention of lubing the gears in the manual for the winch. Thoughts?
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Old 05-26-2015, 06:22 AM   #2
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I guess the new style doesn't need lubed. Me personally would use a spray lube on the gears.


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Old 05-26-2015, 07:27 PM   #3
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The new one don't get lubed like the older model.dont see any reason though u can't spray themClick image for larger version

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Old 05-26-2015, 07:27 PM   #4
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:43 PM   #5
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Where's the manual crank bolt for the new style?
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Old 05-26-2015, 08:24 PM   #6
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In post #3 by flagst228, it is the small silver nut just to the left of the gear. It actually looks a bit more substantial in person but you can tell they don't want you to rely on the manual opening/closing option unless it's an emergency...lol
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Old 05-26-2015, 09:01 PM   #7
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Ok, I see it. Yea, they don't want you using the manual lift on the older style either. However, I have used it twice with a power drill, it works, but even with a drill it takes longer. Just waiting for mine to break and it is gone.
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Old 05-27-2015, 04:58 AM   #8
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The nut on the new ones use the tool that lowers the stabs,but I use a drill on them anyway
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The nut on the new ones use the tool that lowers the stabs,but I use a drill on them anyway
Using the same tool sounds too logical for Forest River.
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:28 AM   #10
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I got the socket for the drill for the stabs and it fits that winch nut. I was looking for the tool for the winch and found out the stabs and winch use the same one
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