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Old 07-14-2011, 07:36 PM   #1
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Electric awning problem

Leaving a camping ground this morning, my awning electric motor seized.

3rd trip with my RV, hope this is not going to be a recurrent problem. It was a pain in the but to close down the awning.

Amazing service from my dealer, they waited for me and replaced my motor on the spot.

I thinking of ordering a spare motor in case it does it again

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Old 07-14-2011, 07:53 PM   #2
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Sounds like an awesome dealer. I have had an electric awning since March, the camper is used every weekend and no problems. Your motor was probally a fluke.


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Old 07-15-2011, 09:01 AM   #3
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I have to agree with Papa Roo there... I haven't heard of many issues with those power awnings. We've been running them for about 3 years now.
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:16 AM   #4
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I have had one for two years now and I find it really slow retracting....I have to have someone to help it along while I push the switch in order for it to retract....
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:53 PM   #5
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DITTO to what gucci says above. Mine just started that on our 9 day trip to the keys. Somebody must stand on the picnic table while the other person pushes the button, and then once it raises up to the level rolling in position, it will roll in on it's own. What a PITA!!!
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:45 PM   #6
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My power awning is jamming and slow. Heading to the dealer on Tuesday.
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Old 07-23-2011, 11:20 PM   #7
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Came back today from another 6 day trip, the second day, the awning started giving me problem in rolling up very slowly. It didn't even finish retracting completely I had to secure it with tie wrap. I will place a second service call on Monday.

The coldest day on my trip was 98F. The awning would have been nice
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Old 07-23-2011, 11:28 PM   #8
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These awnings are spring loaded, both manual and electric. Please do not take one apart if you don't know how. They can inflict SERIOUS DAMAGE. They must be locked and removed to replace a motor, or the fabric, or any repair. The motor on an electric one is inside the tube, so it is not a direct bolt on replacement till you get the WHOLE awning off the camper. CAN NOT BE DONE BY ONE PERSON!!!!!!
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Old 07-24-2011, 01:05 AM   #9
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2010 Sunseeker 2300. Awning would not retract Friday. Tried the button several times. Checked for blown fuse, was OK. Unplugged the connector at the roller end of the awning and replugged. Awning worked fine. Tried it a couple of times since we arrived home with no problems.
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:14 AM   #10
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I just purchased a new Flagstaff Shamrock 19 with an electric awning. Not happy to hear about these kinds of problems! Hope this isn't a sign of things to come for me in the future.

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