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Old 01-23-2013, 09:17 PM   #1
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Hand crank 2012 1206

I have a 2012 1206 and was surprised it did not come with a manual hand crank (it does have the power lift). The dealer rep said I should buy a drill bit but have no idea what he was talking about regarding the size of the bit. Does anyone know where I could buy a manual hand crank in case the power lift stops working?
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:40 PM   #2
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Power tonge jacks come with a manual override handle in case of power failure. Your dealer should find yours or get a replacement. My trailer to was missing it during my pick up inspection. The dealer couldn't find it, ordered one and had it sent directly to my house about a week later.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:43 PM   #3
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I referring to a hand crank to lift the roof of a pop up.
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LOL maybe I should pay more attention to what forum I was reading, activity stream makes it to easy to catch up on new posts with out paying attention to the forum --- sorry.
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I had a 2011 1206 with the remote control roof lift (Very cool!) On the back there was the opeing for the crank but when I looked in there there was nothing and no crank. I never asked the dealer and since traded it in but I think it doesn't come with one as they remove that assy when the remote control is installed.
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I think I would check directly with Jayco about this, I find it hard to believe there isn't a way to manually raise/lower the roof. To many things that could go wrong. We dry camped several times and I would think using battery power to run the motor would use a fair amount of juice. Often times, our battery was about done when we were ready to leave and wouldn't have enough left in it to run that motor. And, there is always the possibility of the motor frying out on you. I honestly wouldn't buy one with a power lift if it did not have a manual option. Do you have an opening for a crank handle?
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Yes there is an opening and inside there is a place to insert a place to inset a bit (sorry for my non-mechanical terminology) the bit looks like one of those that is star shapped, a torx bit?
So the dealer rep says I should get a drill extension and bit but I'm concerned if I have no power for the roof I may have no power for a drill. So I was looking for something manual. I just can't believe jayco doesn't provide something.
It would not support one of the older manual cranks that are a square.
I'm completly confused and there is nothing in the manual.
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Doesn't sound like your dealer is very helpful, I would try emailing or calling Jayco customer service and see what they have to say. Make sure you have your VIN# ready. service@jayco.com
All you would need to do to operate it manually is find the correct size bit that can be used with a ratchet or breaker bar. You'll probably need an extension to reach it, I would think even a 3/8" drive would be enough to raise the roof. It wouldn't be real fast, but would work.

You could also use something like this: http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...4109_200304109
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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.
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Sounds like that's your only option.
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