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Old 08-14-2020, 10:39 AM   #1
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electric to manual crank - tips or tricks??

I just purchased a manual crank from Goshen yesterday. Will attempt to replace the electric winch with the manual next week. Any tips or tricks or advice from any who has attempted this would be great. I am not overly handy, but it doesn't sound too bad. Nervous because it the main system on the camper so don't want to screw it up. I think as long as the cable is long enough I should be ok.

I really don't trust the electric winch or the power to operate it. When I took the cover off, it seems very rusted and lots of shards of metal in the bottom cover. The manual override is getting stripped and takes forever to crank on the electric motor.

Bought this camper used, so trying to bring it up to where it should be and fix all the issues on it.
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Old 08-14-2020, 12:50 PM   #2
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It's pretty straight forward. Just handle everything carefully. Especially the cable. Don't let it kink up on you. Keep it tight under the RV. It makes life easier in the long run.

Wear leather gloves.

Take plenty of pictures as you remove the power winch. It will help you when you start back installing the manual winch.

Take your time and you'll be fine. It's also nice to have a handy helper.
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