Hand crank 2012 1206
Our 2011 1208 has the electricity raised roof too. The piece that you end up turning is a huge worm gear, the width of the camper. You use the socket & extension like the other type of hand crank, but end up turning it hundreds of turns to get it very far. I tried using a bit & brace setup with an extension and socket and found out quick that I needed a cordless drill instead. I now carry the cordless drill, with two battery packs incase of no power to raise or lower the roof. I've never had to do this manually, but have done it once just to learn and experience doing it.
I also found out that, yes it will raise and lower when only using the 12 volt battery power, when not connected to my truck or to shore power, but having the 7 pin trailer plug still connected to my truck and the engine running provides more power and gets the job done faster. Connecting to shore power works even better.
Me, my wife & our son.
2014 Jayco Redhawk 26xs bought new in April 2014.
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