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Old 11-08-2016, 01:19 PM   #1
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Lift system

So we just purchased a 1989 cardinal 6...
Lifted it up with no problems to do a cleaning and when we went to let it down it got just about closed and then stopped cranking. We got it back back up , but the crank won't catch to crank down. Any suggestions on how to fix it? Thank you
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Old 11-08-2016, 01:34 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, but unfortunately I have no experience with that type of trailer. I'll bet someone that does some experience will be along before too long.
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Old 11-08-2016, 01:41 PM   #3
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Oh I hope so, we have plans already to go camping this weekend and this happens..😕
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Old 11-08-2016, 02:50 PM   #4
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start tracing all the wires (one to a corner) all the way for broken, kinked or rusted wires. Also check and lube your winding mechanism. You may have something broken but check the easy stuff first.
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Old 11-14-2016, 02:33 PM   #5
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This happened to me when I had my pup. If you have open eye connectors going from the main plate to the cables they can become disconnected if you crank down too much. I opened up as many walls as I could to see how the system worked. Sure as sheet all four connectors were as mentioned. I replaced them with closed eye bolts and joined them to the cables with a threaded chain link. You can see in the pic the eye bolt opened on me mostly likely from me over cranking. Pic shows one replaced connector. I did all four and adjusted the cables to raise the top equally.
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