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Old 03-10-2014, 09:36 PM   #1
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Manual Over ride for electric awning?

Do any of you Micro Lite owners know if the electric awning has a manual over ride? I am concerned about it getting stuck in the extended position.
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:43 PM   #2
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If you have the Dometic power awning, there is a users guide in the library with instructions on how to roll up the awning in case of power failure. You can download it here:

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In Case Of Coach Power Failure Or To Manually

Close Awning:
Important: This procedure will require two people. When this procedure has been performed, the awning must be serviced by a Dometic Service Center or a qualified service technician before using again.
1. Slide the pull strap (provided) into the utility slot of the FRTA.
2. While one person is holding onto the pull strap, remove the screw in the top of the right top casting.
The FRTA will immediately roll in once the bolt is removed. Walk the awning to the closed position.
3. Align hole where screw was removed and replace screw into top casting to secure awning.
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:18 PM   #3
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Good question. I'm trying to figure that out myself in case it happens to us.

Not sure what make the power awing is on our TT.

During the walk through when we picked up the TT I asked that exact question on how to manually retract the power awing. The gentleman at the dealership gave me a bag with some gizmo that has alligator clips and said to connect it to the awing motor.

He didn't seem quite certain himself on how to do it and I still have no idea what it's supposed to be connected to what to get it to retract.
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:04 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info, it is infact a dometic on my potential camper.
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Do any of you Micro Lite owners know if the electric awning has a manual over ride? I am concerned about it getting stuck in the extended position.
Thanks for asking! I have the strap in my parts bin that camp with my awning but haven't had the foggiest idea how to roll it up manually.
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