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Old 11-21-2012, 04:31 PM   #161
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Thanks, it is available to the "public" now. Great mod.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:00 PM   #162
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I thought I'd add this wiring diagram, it's RJHuser mod from post 100.

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Old 11-29-2012, 10:54 PM   #163
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You are exactly right! That is what my post was explaining.
The photo's caption states it is over-extended.
I've never heard of not having the awning over extended. What happens if you do? I've always rolled it out 'til it stops. You learn something new everyday.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:47 PM   #164
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I've never heard of not having the awning over extended. What happens if you do? I've always rolled it out 'til it stops. You learn something new everyday.
For one when over extended it creates a trough for water to pool in and for two when the awning is fully extended it puts undue stress on the the insert that's sewn into the fabric that goes into the roller.
I try to leave a half a wrap or better before stopping.

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I plan on doing this mod when we get our new trailer in the spring but since we have never owned a power awning before I have a question. When you push the switch in the trailer to move the awning in or out I presume you hold the switch down and it stops automatically when it either fully extends or fully retracts, then you let the switch go.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:19 AM   #166
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... I presume you hold the switch down and it stops automatically when it either fully extends or fully retracts, then you let the switch go.
You presume wrong. You have to hold the switch until it reaches where you want and release the switch. IT IS NOT AUTOMATIC STOP!
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:25 AM   #167
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I plan on doing this mod when we get our new trailer in the spring but since we have never owned a power awning before I have a question. When you push the switch in the trailer to move the awning in or out I presume you hold the switch down and it stops automatically when it either fully extends or fully retracts, then you let the switch go.
That would be a bad assumption. It will run until the motor bogs down (open or closed). Release the button as soon as it is fully closed or stop it at the position you desire when you are opening it.

I like to have it out a foot or two during rainy nights where severe wind is not forecast so we can open the door without rain entering the camper.

If you hold it in too long you could blow the fuse. MINE is located behind the power center on a pigtail. A REAL PITA to change.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:01 PM   #168
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Well thats disappointing, not that its a big deal though. We have an electric shutter on our house that has a limit switch so that when you flip the switch and it stops on its own. I would have thought they would operate the same.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:36 PM   #169
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Well thats disappointing, not that its a big deal though. We have an electric shutter on our house that has a limit switch so that when you flip the switch and it stops on its own. I would have thought they would operate the same.
Well I think I've found what would make you happy!

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Old 01-26-2013, 02:50 AM   #170
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Thanks for all the info, I just ordered my kit!!!
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:21 AM   #171
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Thanks for all the info, I just ordered my kit!!!
I think we made that guy a whole lot richer than he used to be last spring!
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:21 AM   #172
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Okay, on my power awning the only thing that I can figure is that the wires are run inside of the walls. There does not seem to be anywhere in the storage compartment where they would be. The awning is all the way to the front cornes of the camber and I see the wires coming out to the motor there but can not seem to locate them in any compartment. Does anyone know where they are, or do I need to mount this somewhere behind the control panel inside the camper.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:28 AM   #173
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You need to mount it up by the switch.
You will nneed to put in a toggle switch to disable the rocker switch when using remote and disable the remote when wanting to use rocker switch.
You can't use both at the same time.

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Okay, thanks as I see a lot time involved in this one, but think of the time savings with a remote control!!! Thanks again Turbo
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Okay, thanks as I see a lot time involved in this one, but think of the time savings with a remote control!!! Thanks again Turbo
If you need any help just ask.
Plenty of us have instalked and have plenty of tips and tricks.

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Old 02-07-2013, 08:35 PM   #176
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Ok another post got me thinking .............
What would be the odds of any and or all our awning remotes be programed the same at GOSHEN ?
NOW wouldn't this be a sight !
ONE guy extends his awning and 6 others are already dead headed out and trying to go out further !

hmmmmmmmm.

This could be interesting !
I am sure there'll be no less than 20 or 30 of these at Goshen with in range of another !


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Kill switch - remember?
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:42 AM   #178
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Those of us whom did a kill switch will be safe!
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Scott, you ever figure out how to wire yours in the Columbus? This would be schweeett!!!! That's one thing the Montana i looked at had going for it. Remote awnings and slide outs. Remote slide outs are awesome when trying to park near poles and tall hookup boxes!
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Scott, you ever figure out how to wire yours in the Columbus? This would be schweeett!!!! That's one thing the Montana i looked at had going for it. Remote awnings and slide outs. Remote slide outs are awesome when trying to park near poles and tall hookup boxes!
Benjy, I have bought everything it shouldnt be a problem, it looks simple enough. All I need is good weather so I can uncover it and wire it up, it is way too cold for another month or 2. I will let you know when it is mall done and I will take photos and put them up. Plus the 8 inches of sanow on top of it doesnt help either!!!
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