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Old 06-19-2015, 08:41 PM   #11
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On the top left of the plastic housing, there should be a round plug that pops off with a small screwdriver or knife. Inside that, through a bunch of grease (or at least there is supposed to be a bunch of grease) is the bolt.

Top left bolt in the photo...

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Old 06-19-2015, 09:24 PM   #12
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Awesome! I did make it that far originally, but didn't think to go messing around in the grease wad.

Does it work just as well, whether putting it up or down?
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:38 PM   #13
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Did for me. However, you want to use a power drill due to the number of turns for the bolt vs. inches raised. someone said 300 to 1, not sure. Even with a drill it takes longer than with the winch motor turning the drum.

BUT, I recommend turning the bolt one or two turns before putting a drill on it, to make sure it is nice a free to turn.
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Old 06-19-2015, 10:44 PM   #14
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Gotcha. Thanks for the detailed help.

I may also have an issue with the battery not charging through the inverter, but will work through the symptoms of that tomorrow.
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Old 06-19-2015, 10:56 PM   #15
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Converter? Inverter changes DC to AC.
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Old 06-19-2015, 11:25 PM   #16
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If your battery dies while boo docking there are two other options....1 is a jump pack has enough juice to power it down and if you hook the battery up to your TV via jumper cables, no need to wait to charge from the 7pin.


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Old 06-20-2015, 07:08 PM   #17
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Got the trailer up after directly charging battery overnight.

Lights and vent fan don't work, but everything electrical seems to functioning. Lights did work a couple weeks ago but went out while we were messing around inside. Issue seems limited to the roof.

I see a couple of wires going up one of the 4 pillars, beside guide wire. Possibly the bottom end of those wires is loose? Is there a fuse for the roof functions?
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Old 06-25-2015, 11:38 PM   #18
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I have had my battery die and have used a drill and broke the nut off the manual crank. In this case just hook up jumper cables from the tow vehicle to the battery and you can raise and lower all you want to....been there done that.

After a broken cable this spring and finding out that the power winch is the number one cause of broken cables, I removed my power winch...here is a thread I started on that topic...

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