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Old 06-13-2013, 08:37 AM   #11
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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.

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Me, my wife & our son.
2014 Jayco Redhawk 26xs bought new in April 2014.
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:35 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by NYDP77 View Post
I didn't know jayco had a number, found it and called. They said it would take "all day" to raise by hand. The said to use a 1/4 inch socket on a 6-12" extension on a screw gun or drill. I assume this goes for all pop ups with a power roof. I guess I will be bringing a battery powered drill each time I take a trip. Probably a good idea if anything else breaks.
Our 2012 #1007 also did NOT come with a manual crank for the roof and I glanced into the manual hole in the rear and it looked like a special 3 pin crank and not a standard socket...so that is good to hear it is only a 1/4" standard socket. I think I'll also do a manual raise in driveway once to get the experience if the motor should ever fail. In our small door inside pocket next to the jack stand crank is another larger square slot and we assumed this is where the manual crank was supposed to be located...

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