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Old 11-18-2018, 07:40 PM   #1
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E-450 remote start

We have a 2018 3011DS, and would like a remote starter.

For us to open our awning, the engine has to be running.

It sure would be much more convenient to have a remote start, if the wind kicks up, or we are just want to leave the area for a walk, to be able to put the awning back up.

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Old 11-18-2018, 07:45 PM   #2
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That sounds really strange. My awning will not move either direction if the engine is running. Same with the slides. The only time the engine must be running (other than driving ) is when leveling or retracting the jacks.
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Old 11-18-2018, 07:53 PM   #3
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Sounds like something is not wired correctly. The awning should have a safety feature that disables it when the coach is running.
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Old 11-18-2018, 08:01 PM   #4
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Agree, something not right, the awning should not require the engine to run to operate - just the opposite. My 2017 2861 requires the engine to be off for awning, slides and levelers to operate.
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Old 11-18-2018, 08:12 PM   #5
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Wow I can't level with engine running and can't start engine with jacks down.
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Old 11-18-2018, 08:24 PM   #6
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On our 3011DS our engine has to be running for:

The jacks to operate
The slides to operate
The awning to operate

The orientation by the dealer was with the engine running.

With the engine off, the tablets do not show the jacks, or the slides or the awning.

The app also does not show the jacks or slides or the awning., unless the engine is running.

Maybe this is something new for the 2018 / 2019 ?

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Old 11-19-2018, 12:41 AM   #7
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I thought it was a safety issue for those items to be locked out with the ignition on, I would check with Forest River to be sure that your 2018 is wired correctly and that this is the new way they are building them.
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Old 11-19-2018, 02:05 AM   #8
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Could your battery switch be off?
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Old 11-19-2018, 08:16 AM   #9
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Could your battery switch be off?
Great question; I will definitely check that.

The dealer acted as if this was normal. I asked them and the answer was for when you go dry camping, you donít drain your batteries while youíre setting up.

Iíll check with Forrest River as well as my disconnect.

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Old 11-19-2018, 08:25 AM   #10
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Have to agree with the majority here. With the engine/ignition on my One Control panel does not have the slides or awning icons displayed. If the jacks are down the Bigfoot panel alarms if the ignition is on. I can operate all 3 items with the ignition off with no issues. Sounds like a miswire feeding the ignition on sense line on the One Control system (the sense input is on the generator genie module).

If your battery switch is off the One Control system will also be powered down. So that will not be your issue.
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