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Old 02-09-2020, 01:30 PM   #1
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I think itís a L&W??

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So I have seen a half a zillion posts on lift systems, but I still do not understand how they work. My issue is mine hasnít worked since I got it so I have no frame of reference. The issue is it wonít stay up, all four corners go up evenly, I hear a distinct clicking sound when I am raising it but wonít stay up. What in the winch is supposed to keep it raised?

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Old 02-09-2020, 01:41 PM   #2
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Check out YouTube there’s dozens of videos that show how and what regarding your lift system.

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Old 02-09-2020, 04:22 PM   #3
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Looks a lot like the winch on my boat trailer.
There was a locking tab that would flip into the gears to keep them from free spooling.

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Old 02-11-2020, 12:46 PM   #4
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Do you hear a ticking noise as you raise the roof? There is a pawl system that prevents the winch spool from unwinding, and you will hear the distinctive ratcheting as you raise the roof.

Yours looks different from how I recall mine did, but I am pretty sure it relates to the spring and pawl you see near the wall above the spool, but it looks like it is on the wrong side to engage with the gears?

Ads @Colorado says, an internet search will probably find a video or instruction manual.

ETA: popupparts.com has a variety of winches available for $200ish depending on model. They should be able to confirm fitment; they ask for year, model and VIN number to confirm.
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Old 02-11-2020, 07:32 PM   #5
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I agree that mine looks different, I have seen a lots of pics of winches and mine does not match up. I do hear a slight clicking, I think I need to understand how the pawl spring and pawl are attached and get it fixed. I’m pretty sure that’s the issue.

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Old 02-11-2020, 09:06 PM   #6
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Having had 3 pop ups in a previous life, I've never had to repair the lift system, but 2 of them had "safety" channel bars, that snapped over the vertical lift arms, on opposite corners, to keep the roof from coming down. That being said, I don't remember the roofs wanting to drop by themselves.

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