New lift cable going in tomorrow. '16 Rockwood Premier.

Discussion in 'Lift Systems' started by MintHillBill, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. MintHillBill

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    Will post details and pics after done.
    Bill
     
  2. Mogimus

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    New lift cables on a 2 year old pup? Curious as to what happened?
     
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  3. MintHillBill

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    You want details ! here you go., Bought camper used in Sept. Everything works OK.except water lines (never used and filter found in sink with cellophane wrapper). Left Battery ON for a couple of weeks, then went to raise and D E A D. So I jumped it But did not double check polarity and since battery was really dead, no sparks when i connected reverse. Ran the winch up and it took a while to start,(i should have realized then) then it started slowing down then BANG. Cable broke. I had run winch backwards and cable jammed on winch which bent winch frame and several other winch parts before breaking cable. so temp fix I used a short piece of new cable with cable clamps to remaining winch cable and repaired winch enough to work, while I ordered new cable ($45), and winch ($375). So today I installed new parts, I'll make a webpage of process. Took 69 year old ME, working alone 2 hrs to replace the cable and another hour for the winch. 20 mins of that was disconnecting the splice I made and attach string to end so I could pull new cable thru tube. will post link to webpage when done. it will highlight hard parts and mistakes I made (1). That includes jacking and lowering trailer.
     
  4. MintHillBill

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  5. yetavon

    yetavon everything is better around a campfire.

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    And no buckets involved....
     
  6. Balthisar

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    Nice writeup. Luckily you didn't have to do it a second time, but trust me, it's a lot faster the second time (Goshen sent me the wrong cable first time around).
     
  7. BikeNFish

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    I was told by another pup owner that after he replaced one of his cables on his 1984 StarCraft, he ended up having some problems because the new cable was not stretched like the others. He had to keep an eye on the new cable and adjust it until it stretched out.
     
  8. MintHillBill

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    but my balance is messed up more than ever.
     
  9. MintHillBill

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    thanks, i'll watch it. cable is pretty stout though.
     
  10. BikeNFish

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    I know that it does sound odd that a cable can stretch. While I was reading your reply, I remembered that when I had a bay window installed in my house a few years ago, the installers said that they hang bay windows with chains instead of cable because of the stretching issue. And that is a very short cable length!
     
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