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Old 06-29-2014, 11:44 PM   #1
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External Switch for Awning

Have Rockwood 2608WS with switch for awning on control panel just inside front door. That is convenient under most circumstances but would also be beneficial to have an external switch.

For instance, should I be away from trailer and a sudden storm pops up there is absolutely no way for a CG neighbor or manager to retract the awning and protect it from strong winds. I watch the weather reports daily and retract if strong winds are predicted and have been fortunate so far.

Has anyone made a modification to have internal/external switches?

Do any manufacturers have this setup?

Advantages/ Disadvantages to having an external switch for awning?

Experienced RV'ers are known to be good neighbors and watch out for each other's "stuff". Seems like it would just make sense to make awning retraction accessible so they could help protect your RV IMO.

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Old 06-30-2014, 01:55 AM   #2
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See post #7 of this thread for a RF Remote Control for the awning.

Your neighbor may not even have to go to your RV to put the awning up (depending on how far away he is located).

8289WS - Modifications

Here is a link to the RF Remote Module

2013 Rockwood 8289WS
Mods: Central Vac, PI EMS-HW50C, 2025RV, (2) SCS225 Trojans, PD9260, Awning Remotes & LED Lights, Eliminators, External Water Filter,, Intellijacks
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