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Old 05-18-2018, 06:43 PM   #1
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Powered Awning Issue

Suggestions requested - the powered awning self-deployed and now it won't respond to the button to rewind. Checked fuses and a wire connection that had been an issue a year ago.Is it possible that because it self deployed the motor is trying to take it out and since it is already out it can't go out any more? We are in Heber City, UT - any recommendations for a repair facility? The wind is generally a little gusty in the afternoon and we don't want it damaged tomorrow.
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Was the motor running as it went out?
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I had the same issue on a trailer and it turned out to be the connection up on the awning arm that plugs in to the motor. Just unplugged and replugged, all well again.
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Some awnings require the engine to be off, or the AC power to be on, or something else similar.
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More information on your coach would help reply's.
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Did you check to see if there is power at the motor?
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Thanks everyone. You should have seen us on Sunday trying to hold down the awning during the passing of the wind gusts associated with a nearby thunderstorm. Fortunately we had found the vendor-supplied hold down straps and there was a picnic table handy. Mike on one end on a ladder and me at the other either standing on the table/bench or using the strap to hold down my end. While sitting on the bench with the strap under my leg and around my arm, I was lifted up several times as the wind was catching my end of the awning. Mike had removed the two screws on the business end, which should have allowed the awning to roll end. Until the wind died down it wasn't possible to release the pressure enough to allow this to happen. Finally got the awning 95% in and the screws reinstalled to keep it there. Monday the Repair Tech made it out. He checked everything we had already checked (fuses, etc) and then used his battery pack and connectors to roll the awning out a bit and then all the way back in. SOOO we learned 1) if you have an awning problem work out how to get it rolled in BEFORE the winds get so high. 2) Folks on line and YouTube have some suggestions that might be useful - listen and learn 3) The battery back up we keep in the car, in case we need a jump start, can work to operate the awning as soon as we get the right leads. 4) The motor is fine

Unfortunately none of our neighbors that might have been able to see we were in need of assistance were home at the time. Besides, who is looking out the window? And no one else was silly enough to be out in the weather. Fortunately there was mainly wind, some sand and just a bit of rain.

Most important - This too shall pass and leads to another day in paradise.
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