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Old 05-29-2019, 01:58 PM   #1
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My awning is blowing fuses

Hi looking for some help. I have a 2014 Forrest River surveyor cadet. We went to retract the awning today and blew Thur 10 15amp fuses before it finally closed. I finally had to hold the retract at 1-2 second intervals to not blow my last fuse. Has anyone else experience this? Thank you in advance
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Old 05-29-2019, 02:02 PM   #2
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yes i have turned out the hot wire inside the extension arm hinges has over time rubbed a bare spot in the wire and it was shorting against the extension arm did a little rerouting and some good electrical tape good as new
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Old 05-29-2019, 02:03 PM   #3
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Do you see the awning rolling up unusually crooked or binding?

Fuses blow because of short circuit or unusually high current draw.

A shorted circuit typically causes a fuse to blow immediately.
High current draw allows the load to run a bit, then blow the fuse.

Your awning motor may also be bad or have gotten water in it.
There are ways to test current draw on a circuit with the proper tools.
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Old 05-29-2019, 04:08 PM   #4
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Thank you I will look into that. Is that wire on the arm closet to the front?
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Prolly a stupid question.... I assume the locking nuts are loosened? I would get some silicone spray and lube all the slides and connections. FWIW

Is there a way to pin the motor and move the arm by hand to feel for binding?
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Thank you I will look into that. Is that wire on the arm closet to the front?
The power cable to mine (21FBRS) is cradled inside the arm the pinch point is where it hinges
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Old 05-30-2019, 08:45 AM   #7
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Yes. It is a common problem. I am using a 20 amp fuse at the advice of my RV mobile tech. The best solution is to find a resetable fuse. Be careful when you get near the rig and don't leave the button pressed too long.
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Thank you for the help it was worn down wires I taped them and everything is great.
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