I don't own a HW296 but I do have a 206STSE, still a Forest River P/U.
I removed the electric winch because it was just too noisy and erratic.
I called Goshen Stamping, gave them the model and year of my camper and they got me the manual winch and crank handle, both for less than a hundred bucks.
The electric winch came out and the manual went in easy pecey nice and easy. Attach cable to the winch spindle and all done.
2020 Cherokee Wolf Pup 14CC
2017 Chevy Colorado Z71 4x4 3.6 L