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Old 07-27-2012, 09:05 AM   #11
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I also installed a switch to select "remote" operation or "normal" operation.

It stays in "Normal" (with the remote hanging on the key rack) unless we are in camp and then the remote is clipped to the camper keys. It is removed and "re-hung" as part of our "break camp" checklist.

This was a result of an inadvertent partial deployment when I was squatting checking air pressure in the tires before we left on our first camping trip after the remote was installed. I heard the motor and knew right away what the problem was.
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:17 PM   #12
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I also installed a switch to select "remote" operation or "normal" operation.

It stays in "Normal" (with the remote hanging on the key rack) unless we are in camp and then the remote is clipped to the camper keys. It is removed and "re-hung" as part of our "break camp" checklist.

This was a result of an inadvertent partial deployment when I was squatting checking air pressure in the tires before we left on our first camping trip after the remote was installed. I heard the motor and knew right away what the problem was.
I know it is after the fact, but the lock is a definite lock against all freak incidents happening. I was always worried about all our awnings (manual and power) coming unfurled during transport. Sure feel a lot better with the lock on it.
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:17 PM   #13
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I don't believe mine came with a remote , I take it the remote is about the size of a key FOB?
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:24 PM   #14
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I don't believe mine came with a remote , I take it the remote is about the size of a key FOB?
This was a mod that some members (including me) installed based on work by F1100turbo

lazy man's power awning mod .
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:34 PM   #15
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This was a mod that some members (including me) installed based on work by F1100turbo

lazy man's power awning mod .
Thanks for the link
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Would this work for double awnings?
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Thanks. Now to find time to install between a rotation in the box at Louisiana next week and a fast approaching deployment in a few months.
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Hi Guys,

My awning extended itself whilst travelling at 60 mph, needless to say I am now awaiting a new awning as part of an insurance claim.

On the WeatherPro power awning there is a bolt that holds the motor shaft to the awning arm, this had managed to unscrew itself and allow the awning to un-roll and extend, bolt needs to be checked regularly but for peace of mind DUNNNC's awning lock seems to be the answer. All the isolator switches in the world will not help if that bolt comes out.

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Hi Guys,

My awning extended itself whilst travelling at 60 mph, needless to say I am now awaiting a new awning as part of an insurance claim.

On the WeatherPro power awning there is a bolt that holds the motor shaft to the awning arm, this had managed to unscrew itself and allow the awning to un-roll and extend, bolt needs to be checked regularly but for peace of mind DUNNNC's awning lock seems to be the answer. All the isolator switches in the world will not help if that bolt comes out.

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Yikes
Was this a result of the "remote" mod or a failure of the motor shaft screw?
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