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Old 06-14-2018, 09:05 PM   #1
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No power to awning switch

Lost power to awning switch while camping. I can jump the awning and bypass the switch with success. Checked fuses and they look fine. I am able to use the awning via the tablet for now, which tells me there is a second power source to the awning.

Is there a second breaker panel in the Vibe? Any other suggestions on wiring short somewhere to the switch? Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:16 PM   #2
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With some of the remote capable devices, if you use the remote to extend them/turn them on, you need to use the remote to retract them/ turn them off.
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Old 06-15-2018, 12:13 PM   #3
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No power to awning switch

Thanks FlyBob. I see your point, unfortunately I never use the tablet, it just sits in its case. I only used the tablet to test the theory of redundancy controls for the awning, which fortunately its true. Still looking for the gremlin that cut the power to the awning switch.
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Old 06-15-2018, 12:25 PM   #4
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The power to the remote receiver is separate from the power to the switch, as you've discovered.

How are you bypassing the switch?
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Old 06-15-2018, 03:49 PM   #5
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Removing the control panel, I disconnected the awning switch connectors and jumped them with the car battery. Reversed polarity to verify the motor worked both ways. It did. then I reconnected everything and jumped the main power to the switch to verify it was not the culprit. It wasn't , the switched still worked as designed.
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Sounds like you have a fuse to find. The slide fuses aren't usually in the main power panel, they're usually near the battery. It may be a reset-able breaker also.
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Old 06-18-2018, 06:33 PM   #7
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Control Panel - Secondary Fuse Box

The folks at Forest River responded to my request for an electrical schematic - while one is not available, they let me know where it was located.

The secondary Fuse box that runs the control panel is located underneath sink, behind the drawers on the outside wall. It can be seen from the Trash Can compartment.

I found this picture of the panel on another conversation string.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...4&d=1445179836
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Old 08-19-2018, 12:49 PM   #8
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Iím not very good at finding topics on the forum. I am hopeful that somebody might be able to give me some help with my awning problem by posting it here. If this is the wrong place to post any guidance is appreciated.

I have a 2017 Cedar Creek 36CKTS Hathaway Edition. The awning just quit working. I believe it may be an electrical problem but canít find any fuses or breakers related to the awning. Does anyone have information on the breakers or fuses for this awning?
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Iím not very good at finding topics on the forum. I am hopeful that somebody might be able to give me some help with my awning problem by posting it here. If this is the wrong place to post any guidance is appreciated.

I have a 2017 Cedar Creek 36CKTS Hathaway Edition. The awning just quit working. I believe it may be an electrical problem but canít find any fuses or breakers related to the awning. Does anyone have information on the breakers or fuses for this awning?
I don't have your model of trailer but for some reason the mfr keeps putting inline fuses for the awning, slides, and tongue jack/landing gear motors.

Best I can offer is to start at the battery and trace the positive wire to where it starts to feed various accessories. On my trailer it's a junction box. Off that junction box there are a few larger gauge wires that have inline fuses in them. Pull the fuses and check them for continuity with a multi-meter. If you run across any circuit breakers (small rectangular boxes that have two studs with wires connected) look for the small reset button and push it to make sure it's reset.

First rule of diagnosing an electrical problem with something like an awning, etc is to see if you have power to the switch to begin with. Sudden failures are often a tripped circuit breaker or blown fuse.
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Old 08-19-2018, 01:34 PM   #10
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I will start looking. If you have anymore information as to where an in-line fuse might be located please let me know.

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