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Old 08-02-2016, 09:48 AM   #1
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What to do when awning motor fails?

A current discussion about a failed tongue jack got me thinking- what would you do if your power awning refused to roll in??
I can crank my tongue and corner jacks by hand but how do you roll a power awning in if it refuses on it's own??
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Old 08-02-2016, 10:22 AM   #2
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Here is the manual that gives directions for manual operation of a Dometic electric awning.
http://www.primetimerv.com/download/...-UserGuide.pdf
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My Lippert awning motor has a shaft that you can use a cordless drill to extend or retract.
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My Lippert awning motor has a shaft that you can use a cordless drill to extend or retract.
Mine too. I had stopped bringing my cordless drill when we got this trailer
because it has power jacks so I didn't need the drill motor to run the jacks.

Now I guess I'll go back to bringing it so I can operate the tongue jack and
my Solera/Lippert power awning. I -think- I could get the job done with
a ratchet in both cases but it would be a slow process.

Here's a link to a Lippert video briefly showing how to roll in a Solera awning.
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I bring a corded drill for this. A tech told me he needed 2 batteries to get a solera in. We don't boondock so it's not a problem.
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The video says to use a 7/16 bit, but isn't clear what they mean by that. What KIND of 7/16 bit???
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I recently saw a post about using a GM power window motor to replace a failed awning motor. It was supposedly a LOT lower price than getting a direct replacement. The post may have been on the IRV2 forum.
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Most power window motors shafts are on the side of motor....Dometic awning the shaft is on the end on motor.....
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*HERE"S* the thread on using a automotive power window motor as a replacement.
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