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Old 03-21-2018, 09:18 AM   #1
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Awning will not extend - Need help

One morning, after working fine for two years, our 2016 FR3 electric awning will no longer extend. The batteries are fully charged. I understand there is an in-line fuse and would like to check it first, but I'll be darned if I can find it.

I'm not that handy with electrical things. Would really appreciate a picture if you know where it should be and what it should look like?

Also are there other causes for the awning not extending? Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 03-21-2018, 01:34 PM   #2
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I had a case where the awning would not move. Turned out there was a dead spot in the motor after sitting a while. I moved the awning manually a couple of inches, then it worked fine. Haven't tried this year yet.... At least on 2015, there is a rubber plug on top of the front arm and inside is a bolt that you can turn with socket wrench/drill.

Again talking from 2015, you can unscrew the panel where the awning switch is located and see if there is 12VDC on any of the switch terminals. The fuse on my coach is in-line in one of the many wires in the first compartment door behind the entry door.

Good luck.
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Old 03-21-2018, 02:01 PM   #3
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On my Georgetown there are 3 wires with in line fuses directly connected to the positive post of the house batteries.

Propane detector
Power steps
Power awning

Check your house batteries and see how many youíve got there.
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Old 03-23-2018, 04:04 PM   #4
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Thank you both. Will give it a try this weekend!
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Old 03-23-2018, 06:02 PM   #5
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May want to also check in the BCC (battery control center) for a fuse or a circuit breaker that plugs into a fuse position in the BCC.
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Old 03-24-2018, 12:43 PM   #6
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I had a case where the awning would not move. Turned out there was a dead spot in the motor after sitting a while. I moved the awning manually a couple of inches, then it worked fine. Haven't tried this year yet.... At least on 2015, there is a rubber plug on top of the front arm and inside is a bolt that you can turn with socket wrench/drill.

Again talking from 2015, you can unscrew the panel where the awning switch is located and see if there is 12VDC on any of the switch terminals. The fuse on my coach is in-line in one of the many wires in the first compartment door behind the entry door.

Good luck.
Have to give this a try. Last time I tried the awning it would not deploy. If I hit the rocker switch "in" it would try to retract but it is already fully retracted so I know there is power. When I hit the switch "out" to deploy though, nothing happens.
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Old 03-24-2018, 01:33 PM   #7
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Mine just gets stuck due to sitting too long. Had to push and tug on it while depressing the extend button.
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Old 03-24-2018, 02:28 PM   #8
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Could be a faulty switch. If possible get a voltmeter to measure the voltage after the switch. It should be reversing the polarities between extend and retract.
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Old 03-24-2018, 09:04 PM   #9
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I'm not that handy with electrical things. Would really appreciate a picture if you know where it should be and what it should look like?
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Old 03-25-2018, 09:08 AM   #10
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Thumbs up Thank you!

Thanks to all of your who provided great instructions (and especially to Larry-C who provided the great pictures). It was the fuse.

Just as an fyi, I have a full extended warranty, but the dealer here in La Quinta California (Holland RV) refused to even look at my FR3 since I bought it in Oregon. Last laugh turned out to be mine!
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