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Old 06-08-2023, 09:27 PM   #1
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What is this for??

After being away for a while ,the wife and grandkids decided we needed another camper

Anyway we purchased an 06 winnebago adventure.
In one of the storage boxes I found this and have no idea what its intended use would be

Hope someone knows because curiosity is getting the best of me
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Old 06-08-2023, 09:32 PM   #2
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It is a hand crank winch.......most likely used on a small boat
Mounted on front of boat trailer etc
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Old 06-08-2023, 09:38 PM   #3
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It has a mounting bracket of its own inside the storage box
It almost appears to be a factory install
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Old 06-08-2023, 09:47 PM   #4
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Got a picture of where it mounts inside the compartment???

It is still a Hand Crank Winch.....strap with hook
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Old 06-08-2023, 09:56 PM   #5
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Itís the front slideout room emergency crank. The operator manual has the procedure. Hopefully you will never need it, but just in case donít pitch it.

Hereís a picture from my Horizons manual to give you an idea of how it works.
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Thanks 'Jamin'.............never would have guessed in a hundred years

Would hate to have to use it!

Most slides can be manually retracted using a ratchet .....SMH

What kind of slideouts.....HW, Power Gear, Lippert??



But it could be used to as a manual winch for small boats
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Thanks 'Jamin'.............never would have guessed in a hundred years

Would hate to have to use it!

Most slides can be manually retracted using a ratchet .....SMH

What kind of slideouts.....HW, Power Gear, Lippert??



But it could be used to as a manual winch for small boats
It supplements the HWH system. As for the boat winch I imagine a resourceful person like yourself would find many uses for itÖlike Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) did with the ice skate in Cast Away.
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Itís the front slideout room emergency crank. The operator manual has the procedure. Hopefully you will never need it, but just in case donít pitch it.

Hereís a picture from my Horizons manual to give you an idea of how it works.



I'd bet 2Bargos is the only Winnebago owner here who actually has the emergency retract winch onboard.
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I had one with my 2002 Journey DL. Never had to use it, but it was nice they included something in case of a slide failure.
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I'd bet 2Bargos is the only Winnebago owner here who actually has the emergency retract winch onboard.

Ours is mounted to the left sidewall in the WH/water pump compartment. Looks brand new!!
Hope itís never used.
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Almost 20 years on here and never saw such a device for a motorhome. My sister had a 2004 Itasca Meridian, I don't know if they had one.

Mine has two 3' long threaded rods that are used to bring in the full wall slide in an emergency. I'll bet people have seen those and wonder what they are.
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Not here as long but I have way back looking at interesting posts first one I seen. I thought it might be for lifting a spare.
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Almost 20 years on here and never saw such a device for a motorhome. My sister had a 2004 Itasca Meridian, I don't know if they had one.



Mine has two 3' long threaded rods that are used to bring in the full wall slide in an emergency. I'll bet people have seen those and wonder what they are.
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Its a first for me,the coach I purchased is an 06 and the winch still has the plasctic wrap on it so alteast its never been used and hopefully it never will
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