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Old 10-13-2013, 02:36 PM   #1
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power visor motor

Does anyone know where we can buy a new motor for a windshield power visor?
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Old 10-13-2013, 03:02 PM   #2
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If it is the front shade the are from mcd. Google for the web they will help
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Old 10-13-2013, 03:07 PM   #3
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If its the Carefree power visor, you may as well buy a new one. Carefree is rather expensive on parts. You could try PPL Motorhome Parts to get a quote on a new motor, though. Doesn't cost anything to fnd out.

Or disassemble the shade and try to identify who actually made the motor - it isn't Carefree. They just buy motors from a supplier, so you should be able to find one somewhere if you can identify it.
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:58 PM   #4
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Angela1,
PM me if it is a carefree motor. I have a brand new power visor that was ordered by previous owner of my coach and it was too short. However, the motor can be changed out depending on if you need a passenger or driver side.
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:28 PM   #5
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If it's an AutoMotion power shade then you're out of luck trying to get a motor from them - they only sell the complete shade. I suspect other companies are similar - they don't want to sell you a $20 motor when they can sell you an $800 shade. When my AutoMotion shade went out, I spent a lot of time online and locally trying to track down a motor - it's a simple motor, really, but it's hard to find because it needs to fit inside the roller tube. They are made in China (where else!) and if you buy 1000 of them they are $20 each. But I could not find any local places that could get a motor.

I ended up finally finding a motor from a company up in Canada, for just under $100 and had to build a drive gear to connect it to the roller. I've got a PDF file I wrote up detailing the repair procedure if anyone is interested. I've posted it here before (in the Fleetwood section if I recall) but I'd be happy to email it to anyone who asks.
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If it's an AutoMotion power shade then you're out of luck trying to get a motor from them - they only sell the complete shade. I suspect other companies are similar - they don't want to sell you a $20 motor when they can sell you an $800 shade. When my AutoMotion shade went out, I spent a lot of time online and locally trying to track down a motor - it's a simple motor, really, but it's hard to find because it needs to fit inside the roller tube. They are made in China (where else!) and if you buy 1000 of them they are $20 each. But I could not find any local places that could get a motor.

I ended up finally finding a motor from a company up in Canada, for just under $100 and had to build a drive gear to connect it to the roller. I've got a PDF file I wrote up detailing the repair procedure if anyone is interested. I've posted it here before (in the Fleetwood section if I recall) but I'd be happy to email it to anyone who asks.
I had an issue with my shade motor too... Agreed it is hard to find the motor. On my motor, I built a new brush to replace the broken brush.

I would be interested in your PDF and where you found to buy the motor.
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I had an issue with my shade motor too... Agreed it is hard to find the motor. On my motor, I built a new brush to replace the broken brush.

I would be interested in your PDF and where you found to buy the motor.
Okay, let's see if Google Drive works. If it does, this link should take you to the PDF file, that details where I bought the motor, how much it cost, and what I had to do to adapt it to the shade:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6no...it?usp=sharing
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Okay, let's see if Google Drive works. If it does, this link should take you to the PDF file, that details where I bought the motor, how much it cost, and what I had to do to adapt it to the shade:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6no...it?usp=sharing
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