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Old 09-08-2021, 03:00 PM   #1
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Replace lift motor or…?

2012 Jayco pop-up - lightly used, but about to go out for 6 months. When plugged into shore power the roof raises for about 10 seconds, then stops. You have to lower for a second and then can go up again. Takes 3-4 sets of this to go all the way up. Going off the battery takes forever (I carry a generator all the time in case I don’t have electrical hook-up).

Is this normal? Should I look at having the motor replaced?

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2012 Jayco pop-up - lightly used, but about to go out for 6 months. When plugged into shore power the roof raises for about 10 seconds, then stops. You have to lower for a second and then can go up again. Takes 3-4 sets of this to go all the way up. Going off the battery takes forever (I carry a generator all the time in case I don’t have electrical hook-up).

Is this normal? Should I look at having the motor replaced?

Thanks!
It's not normal. You might want to have it looked at.
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I would have the battery tested (or replaced) as you may have a weak battery. ~CA

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It's not normal. You might want to have it looked at.
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I would have the battery tested (or replaced) as you may have a weak battery. ~CA

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I have a new battery, and even when fully charged it struggles…
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I have a new battery, and even when fully charged it struggles…
You certainly could have a failing motor, another possibility is that there is an issue with the wiring going to the motor causing high resistance which would also make the motor run slow. If the motors are not overly expensive then I would go ahead and change it out, on the other hand there are a couple of ways to test the motor, one is having a fully charged battery and directly connect (wire) the motor to the battery and if the motor runs like it should then the wiring should be checked further. Another way is to check the voltage and amperage that the motor is using when running. This would require a voltage\amp meter such as this one.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Z398YWF...v_ov_lig_dp_it

If you aren't familiar with using a meter, I would likely just test with some 12awg wire (or close to that) directly from a battery to the motor and see what happens. ~CA
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Sounds like the cable system is binding and bogging down the motor. I suppose the motor could be bad as well. Check your cables though.
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Sounds like the cable system is binding and bogging down the motor. I suppose the motor could be bad as well. Check your cables though.

Good thought, anything binding certainly could cause this issue for sure. ~CA
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Sounds like the cable system is binding and bogging down the motor. I suppose the motor could be bad as well. Check your cables though.

Errr… how would I check the cables?
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