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Old 01-27-2022, 08:31 PM   #1
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awning very slow retracting

WE have a 2304ks mini lite. When we retract awning it is very slow I almost have to help it back in that's how bad it has become. Any help would be appreciated don't know if it would come up if using battery power,


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Old 01-27-2022, 08:48 PM   #2
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Check your battery. If your battery is low, it will probably have trouble retracting.
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Old 01-27-2022, 09:05 PM   #3
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I am plunged into shore power. would that make a difference
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Old 01-27-2022, 09:45 PM   #4
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I have 2 batteries and mine is slow in both directions, shore power or not. I donít have to help it though in really bad weather it makes ya nervous..
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Old 01-27-2022, 10:04 PM   #5
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My Dometic was super slow too. Guys from Dometic tested voltage to motor, and it was only getting 8v on retract. Turned out to be a bad ground, the Forest River guys put the ground into a new terminal block/junction, whatever it's called and it seems to work better. It was slow on battery/shore power, whatever.
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Old 01-28-2022, 08:15 AM   #6
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My Dometic was super slow too. Guys from Dometic tested voltage to motor, and it was only getting 8v on retract. Turned out to be a bad ground, the Forest River guys put the ground into a new terminal block/junction, whatever it's called and it seems to work better. It was slow on battery/shore power, whatever.
I'll have to get my meter on it this season and see what I can find. I've had a surprise storm or two blow up on us where retracting the awning quickly is very helpful.
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Old 01-28-2022, 09:37 AM   #7
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I wouldn't say it got too much faster, but better than the snail crawl it used to be. Unless forecast says winds will be under 15mph, I bring it in. Read too many sad stories on the forum from people who didn't.


I used to hate to bring it in, especially overnight, because it helps keep dew/rain off bikes, camp chairs, etc. Now I bring a few tarps and don't count on using awning for said protection.
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Thank not being to handy where is the new ground located and how do they do it
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They pulled the panel off that had the awning switch and messed with wiring behind it. Wish I paid more attention.
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A lot of the electric awnings are not supper fast. Most are slow probably due to gearing and motor size. Later RJD
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Old 01-29-2022, 01:41 PM   #11
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Slow awning

You mentioned "don't know if it would come up if using battery power," please explain what you mean by that? I think all awnings use 12VDC!!
Seems the first step would be to check battery voltage (VOMeter) at the battery . You may also have an old tired battery that just wont take a good charge! I'm also wondering about a poor or bad ground. thats seems to be the cure for a lot of 12VDC issues. Good luck & please keep us all informed!
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