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Old 09-15-2016, 09:48 PM   #1
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Power awning motor failure

Hi All,

Quick question to the most polished, helpful, people that I know, that have had the same problem that I have encountered.

I've got a Dometic power awning on the TT. For what ever reason that there is the motor has quit working. It was in the out position and I couldn't get it back in. DW and I watched several videos with this problem, and I did do as the instructions called for removing (2) screws, and rolling the awning back in. Only problem now is that the screw holes don't line up and I can't get the screws back in, and must move it by Saturday.

I called the original dealer for this trailer and was quoted $500 for the motor, along with the statement, almost like a badge of honor, "...we replace about 75 motors a year.."

Good grief!!! That many motors without a recall? I was quoted over $100 cheaper at two other dealers, and that is what I most likely do is order from a different dealer than the original dealer.

Worse, I can't seem to find the motor on the Dometic website. The MFG# is 916FT19.500U and the MFG/PNC 958569602.

Any body else that has had this problem with this particular motor? What did you do to rectify it, besides strapping it up with either velcro strap or zip ties?

Much thanks and any help is very much appreciated.

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Sorry for the long post. It's very frustrating.

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Do some internet searching, an automobile power window motor is a direct fit for many awnings, and they can be had at auto parts stores for about $50.
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Try the following link for possible motor replacements as they are out there.

https://www.bing.com/search?q=motor+...fad695af96968c
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First I would check to see if the awning is covered under the recall.

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs...3v357-1444.pdf

If it isn't, then I would remove the motor and see if there is a cheaper replacement.
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Do some internet searching, an automobile power window motor is a direct fit for many awnings, and they can be had at auto parts stores for about $50.
Really??? Thats the first I heard, can you share some examples??
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If you pull the awning motor, and walk into a decent parts store, they could potentially match it. BETTER YET go to your local junk yard, they'll have several motor types and styles on a shelf
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I found that same problem this past weekend..... 2 year old camper and the awning motor fails ! Although my awning was Mfg. on 12/17/13 and is a 915NS19.001BL appears to be a little older.
Anyway, they should not fail so soon. There is a recall that I found on Dometics website but it involves awnings made between Feb 2013 and Apr. 2013. If yours falls in that time frame then you should by all means call.
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Yes, I found that same website. This was earlier this month, and it has been a crazy month, so I am not exactly sure what month it was manufactured in.

I will have to wait until Saturday morning/early afternoon to unfurl canopy and see what the month of manufacture is.

Does anybody know what can be done to hold the canopy in place while I have it unfurled and am looking for a replacement?

Right now, the trailer is 3 hrs away from me. And, Saturday is the Big Day here in MI!!!! (Lol! Think Elmer Fudd!)

TIA

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