Originally Posted by Wswkmw
Well the screen room I have now is strictly for just that - screen, so no true sun protection. I had a nice Gander Mountain canopy cover that I failed to stake down last year and a gust of wind lifted it and moved it a few rows ove - that was the end of that (though not the end of hearing about it from the DW
). I actually did find myself retreating under the 5er overhang a bit - both to avoid rain and sun. Of course AC in the rig worked great, as did some cold beers!
We had a mobile tech check it out while down there, he was pretty sure it is motor. Called Dometic, they weren't much help but did confirm that mine is not one of those in the recall and gave me the contact of a few mobile techs. They said they won't pay for the service call (awning is a "convenience", as they put it). The guy I am talking to charges $45 for service call, less than half of others I contacted, is coming out Saturday to look at it, and he will be in direct contact with Dometic; said he can likely get the part win a day or so after touching base with Dometic. So we will see how it goes. I figure doing it this way will be better than hitching up, taking to a dealer where it might sit for weeks. I will likely want to camp before then - with or without an awning!
Last time I was out a month ago, The guy next to me had the same problem, Dometic had the motor shipped in 2 days to the mobile tech. He replaced it in about an hour. They where good about that, but he had to pay 90.00 bucks for a service call and then the cost of the new motor. Your better off not having the dealer do it. They would put it on hold for 2 or 3 weeks, like everything else. I would go the way you are. All dealers say is waiting on parts and leave you in limbo, when you could be camping.....