need help with tt cranking system

Discussion in 'Towables' started by proshine43, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. proshine43

    proshine43 New Member

    hello, i have an older model rockwood tent trailer. I can crank the top up but the cranking brake wont catch. Ive opened it all up to look inside but cant see anything wrong. I cant find an online store that sells tent trailer parts. I use a bungee cord hooked up to the crank to keep the top up, not to safe. thanks for your help
     
  2. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: need help with tt cranking system

    Hi Brian and welcome to the forum. Not familiar with the system but would think it would have a ratchet type lock that springs in place. Maybe some of the others will have an answer. Better watch the bungee cord :laugh:
     
  3. proshine43

    proshine43 New Member

    RE: need help with tt cranking system

    what i found is this, there are 2 sprockets, 1 is hooked up to the chain that lifts the front, the other is the brake, the brake sproket spins freely on the shaft both clock and counterclockwise, but when the brake is applied the sprocket stops spinning one way but still spins freely the other way. Theres no set screw or anything to tighten up. so when we raise the top the shaft rotates the chain sprocket turns with the shaft but the brake sprocket is loose so when we stop raising the top and the brake is on the shaft just spins and the sprocket is stopped. any suggestions? thanks.
     
  4. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: need help with tt cranking system

    I would think there should be a pawl that springs in place on the brake sprocket but there would have to be a release for it. All just guessing but maybe if we keep bringing your post up someone will know.
     
  5. ironart

    ironart New Member

    Re: need help with tt cranking system

    Could it be that you have to push the crank in to lock the system and then pull it out to unlock....Just a guess.. :) :)
     
  6. proshine43

    proshine43 New Member

    Re: need help with tt cranking system

    i tried that. I still get the same results. I'm even willing to buy a new crank setup but i cant find them on the internet. Anyone no of a site I can go to that has tent trailer parts. I've allready renovated the inside, looks brand new. I will be tearing off the outside sideing and replacing it with new updated siding.
     
  7. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

  8. proshine43

    proshine43 New Member

    Re: need help with tt cranking system

    Anyone know of an online store for tent trailer parts. This tent needs a lot of tlc but I can't find a site that has parts for tent trailers( lift system). Thanks
     
  9. ironart

    ironart New Member

    Re: need help with tt cranking system

    Hi Brian,
    I'm not sure if Rockwood is still around but I would look for a Rockwood dealer...especially one who has been around for several years.....He might have some new/old stock on his shelves that could help...and possibly some manuals too........Just a thought. :) :) :)
     
  10. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

  11. ironart

    ironart New Member

  12. ironart

    ironart New Member

    Re: need help with tt cranking system

    Wow.....Twice in the same day.... :eek: :eek:

    Great minds do think alike.. ;) ;) ;) ;) :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  13. BCCC

    BCCC New Member

    RE: need help with tt cranking system

    Not to sure how old your unit is but on the older rockwoods with the chain drive lifter system (these are no longer made) try the
    following . Top down and latched insert the crank handle and turn to raise the top.You will feel pressure and then the handel will
    become free turning. unlatch the top and crank up the unit. The problem is caused by over cranking when putting the top down
    the top should stop and the crank free turn about 11/2" from being closed.push the top down by hand and latch.
    Bob Cox
     

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