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Old 03-20-2012, 09:12 PM   #61
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3 yrs ago I bought a motor and the spring end for a power awning on ebay for $75 and carry them in the trailer along with the emergency strap.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:13 PM   #62
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along with the emergency strap.
Grrrr. I hate you.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:17 PM   #63
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:17 PM   #64
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that's why I bring all my mixers right to the table by my chair. now if I coud figure out the bladder drainage issue I'd be set. Oh BTW Depends ae not an option !!!!
I have a solution for that: I call it a wiz jug. Sold at Cabela's and probably any other outdoor store. We don't leave on a road trip without them as our boy always tends to pound his Gatorade too fast!

Albeit I don't use it very often for fireside relief, it does work nice in (and along with) a tight pinch.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:22 PM   #65
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They went up quite a lot in 3 years. I should not be surprised.

I think I will just make a strap (or order one now from Dometic) if I need to roll it up manually to get it home. I can always get the parts later if I need them.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:03 PM   #66
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I like the switch idea !
We're golden ?
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:07 PM   #67
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Geeze I sound like the CEO of rcac
"remote control awning company"
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:10 PM   #68
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I wonder what this eBay guy is thinking about all these rm66's flying off the shelves!
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:13 AM   #69
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I put a kill switch on the landing gear rocker switch as well. Keeps curious fingers from running the landing gear (and bending my rear stabilizers) and also adds a small level of theft protection. Hard to hook up to the camper if you can't raise or lower the gear.

I will be putting a kill switch in the 12VDC power line just as a safeguard. Hate for someones garage door opener to run my awning out.

Herk, I have been talking about doing this with our 5'er as well. You never know if a little kid will get curious and hit one of those rocker switches. Can you give us a more detail and maybe some pics as to how and where you placed the kill switch(es)? Thanks.

P.S. I think from a safety perspective this should be done at the factory.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:25 AM   #70
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I have been thinking on the power to the remote unit and although I am not quite sure yet where anything is going to be mounted, if I can do what I want I will be putting a DPDT center off switch in the cct. With that I will have a center off and then can select either interior or remote awning operation.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:39 AM   #71
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I have been thinking on the power to the remote unit and although I am not quite sure yet where anything is going to be mounted, if I can do what I want I will be putting a DPDT center off switch in the cct. With that I will have a center off and then can select either interior or remote awning operation.
That's what I was thinking
The switch has to be at the junction of manual switch
Wires and remote wires.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:47 AM   #72
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That's what I was thinking
The switch has to be at the junction of manual switch
Wires and remote wires.
Yep, thats what I am thinking as well. I need to get out to the trailer and look at the FR control panel and see if there is enough room to add another switch that looks like the factory ones as I like keeping things looking factory.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:10 AM   #73
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I was going to mount mine up by the entertainment center
but was worried about interference from radio with remote?
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:26 AM   #74
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I thought just having a power awning was cool. This puts it in the realm of awesome!
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:31 AM   #75
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I thought just having a power awning was cool. This puts it in the realm of awesome!
Thanks melborn! THE things we think of after having
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:44 AM   #76
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I was going to mount mine up by the entertainment center
but was worried about interference from radio with remote?
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I do not think that should be an issue at all.

One more thing I am thinking is to add an interlock relay that totally disables the whole deal when the trailer is plugged into the truck. That way me being the scatter brain I can be sometimes, I will not have to worry and wonder if I put the switch in disable position prior to breaking camp. Probably over thinking this but it is fun.
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I do not think that should be an issue at all.

One more thing I am thinking is to add an interlock relay that totally disables the whole deal when the trailer is plugged into the truck. That way me being the scatter brain I can be sometimes, I will not have to worry and wonder if I put the switch in disable position prior to breaking camp. Probably over thinking this but it is fun.
What else are we going to do all day?
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:20 AM   #78
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I think I will just make a strap (or order one now from Dometic) if I need to roll it up manually to get it home. I can always get the parts later if I need them.
Lou, in looking at my strap that Dometic included, it is no more than one of these, Intersource Enterprises - Awning Hooks - D16-170 - Awning Accessories - Camping World with a strap attached. Probably a lot cheaper than what Dometic would charge for a new one.

There are also a few sellers on eBay, Misc Awning Parts Acc items in awning strap store on eBay!

And back to the OP, turbo this is such an innovative mod, wow!! I'm really electrically phobic, but to me this convenience is definitely worth the risk! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:31 AM   #79
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Your welcome Frank, I do try to be ahead of my own curve
Once and awhile! Thinking outside the box sometimes
has its benefits. This one drained me!
I hope my next coors light vision is as good!
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:40 AM   #80
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If there was a Modification of the month award, I believe this one would be the winner IMO. I know I would vote for it.
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