Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-28-2014, 10:27 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 9
Question winch electrical issues

We have a 2008 HW 27SC with an intermittent electrical issuse for the winch. The winch will work and then not work. When we try to raise it we get nothing. No power, no sound like its even going to work, nothing. But when we push the toggle to the down position, it will run, so it is getting power. We just replaced the winch about 1 yr ago. Is there a fuse or something that we are missing? Please help, we are going camping in two weeks!

jkhuffman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2014, 01:42 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 108
I had a similar problem. It would work sporadically. I had to remove the cover, hold the switch in the up or down position and tap on the motor with a hammer. It would then work. I finally replaced it. I guess there is a bad spot on the armature.

2009 Flagstaff HW27SC (NTU 2014)
1999 Ford F150
cabranch47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2014, 03:50 PM   #3
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 45
On mine, one motor mount screw worked loose and fell out. The motor could then pivot so the gear on the motor disengaged.

Also, the upper and lower limit set screws were never set right. I'm guessing that if you have the same kind if winch, these screws are set wrong and cutting off the motor before it even starts. These screws are 20+ turn POTS so you can keep turning and turning and turning... but eventually I got both limits set correctly.
mtaylor42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2014, 04:11 PM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 9
we think it maybe the toggle switch or a loose wire because it will occasionally work and when it does, it goes up right.
jkhuffman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2014, 04:21 PM   #5
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 74
IS it the new design with relays or the old design with only a switch. If it is the old design it is possible that the switch contacts are getting burn out and the switc will have to be replaced if it is the relay type you may have to replace the relay
bleurt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2014, 07:20 PM   #6
Senior Member
f5moab's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 1,801
My worthless opinion would be the switch. Bypass it and see if it works. Or it could be the limit switches too.

Trailer: Lifted 228BH, heavy duty springs and Yokohama tires
TV: 2016 GMC Sierra Z71 4x4 CC, SLT
Spare TV: Two Alaskan Malamutes

Living somewhere in ID; previously lived in Moab UT; previous to that, don't ask!
f5moab is offline   Reply With Quote

electric, electrical

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 is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:48 PM.