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Old 03-19-2012, 05:34 PM   #1
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lazy man's power awning mod .

OK well after much anticipation on my part and maybe a little anticipation from some of the forum members .... Only because I have been teasing for a week or so about this new mod I dreamt up while maybe consuming a few coors lights .

So nine times out of ten we go camping and get to the camp site and we get the camper setup .
the dw takes care of the inside stuff and I take care of the outside rigamarole.

we finally sit down to the fire and such and realize my darn ole POWER awning is still in the transport mode hmmmmm what to do ? I got a cold beer in one hand and I just got settled in my half a** broken folding bag chair .
so I reach in my pocket and grab this .
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which in turn operates this unit remotely .
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I know I know lazy lazy lazy !
But hey were camping not WORKING !
So I made my little hum drum life a little easier . WHY not ?
I know the dw just shook her head and pointed at her ring finger and said I need something BIGGER here soon .


As I researched about how to do this and if it was even feasible I found that the awning power system was really easy .
since we already have a momentary rocker inside I had to figure out how it powered the awning and found that the rocker simply just just reverses the polarity of the motor . Huh thats easy all I need is a remote control that reverses polarity which after a little bit of searching I found one .
A few clicks later and 20 bones it was on its way .
Installed it tonight after work in about 35 minutes . And altho preliminary tests shows that IT does in fact work I cannot fully deploy my awning since the winds are in the 20 mph range and 30 mph gusts .
But I did run it out and in about 3 foot about 6 times and all is good!
I will do some further testing to make sure but its so simple that I cannot for see any issues .

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Old 03-19-2012, 06:03 PM   #2
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OK well after much anticipation on my part and maybe a little anticipation from some of the forum members .... Only because I have been teasing for a week or so about this new mod I dreamt up while maybe consuming a few coors lights .
Imagine what you could do after a couple of these.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:06 PM   #3
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Right you are sir I could be dangerous after a few of those !
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:12 PM   #4
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Nice mod, by the way. I might "borrow" your idea, after the proper "preparation" of course!
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:13 PM   #5
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From one lazy dude to another...this is the best idea ever!!! Wish I could push a button and get my drink poured, mixed, and delivered to my half a** broken folding bag chair...
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:19 PM   #6
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That's really cool. Could you show us how you hooked it up with some pics. With my awning one arm seems to get caught up when it starts to retract, so it would mean getting up and giving a little tug on the arm to help it get going. I do like the electric awning better.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:21 PM   #7
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I will show install pics as soon as the wind dies down and I can have my basement doors open with out them hitting me in the head .
ITS SUPER fast install and straight forward !
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From one lazy dude to another...this is the best idea ever!!! Wish I could push a button and get my drink poured, mixed, and delivered to my half a** broken folding bag chair...


NEXT on my list !
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Nice mod, by the way. I might "borrow" your idea, after the proper "preparation" of course!
you MAY borrow it ! let me get some time on it to see if there's any bugs but I will report back .
I am going to run it in and out all week and see how it goes before I divulge any more info !
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WOW that is amazing!!! I'll have to share this with my better half. We'd be the envy of the entire campsite. LOL. Imagine what you could do with some JD in you glass!!!!!
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:27 PM   #11
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That looks great turbo.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:29 PM   #12
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great mod! after the testing is complete (aka beer sampling) could you provide the websites for the parts-
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:36 PM   #13
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Oh come on guys.I don't even have a power awning and you come up with a remote one.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:38 PM   #14
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I will provide all pertaining info later this week ! I want to make sure all is well before I unleash !
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:43 PM   #15
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WOW that is amazing!!! I'll have to share this with my better half. We'd be the envy of the entire campsite. LOL. Imagine what you could do with some JD in you glass!!!!!
I know RIGHT !
I cant wait to be camping with all our friends and unleash the havoc of a remote awning ! They are going to crap themselves !
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:49 PM   #16
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Maybe next time your on a coors enhanced inventing spree you can dream up some mods for the 'lazy man on a budget'
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:50 PM   #17
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WELL this one so far has been less than $30.00 bones !

But only worth while if you actually have a power awning !
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:51 PM   #18
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But I'm missing the key component,the power awning.
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Good thinking!
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:33 PM   #20
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I would like to make this mod as well. I hate being inside moving the awning and not being able to monitor it. I hit a tree with it already. No damage done but I could have stopped the awning before hitting it if I was out side watching it deploy.

Awesome mod!

Can you provide a link to your source?
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