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Old 10-24-2009, 03:49 PM   #1
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Questions on installing an over the door awning

I have a 2005 36 foot front entry Alpine and want to install an over the door awning. I was hoping that some of you may be able to shorten my work. Did WRV prewired for an over the door awning? I have located a number of spare, unused wires in the over the door cabinet but I can not locate were they terminate on the other end. Only one of these wires is hot and it is a 10 gauge wire that is hot all the time and I can not locate its source other than it is house powered not engine battery powered. None of the other wires are connected to anything including ground. Anyone know an already available wire for the task?

Second, if you installed an awning did you use the existing factory awning rail and if so how did you handle crossing the cap cover that covers the joint for the front cap to the side of the coach? Or did you install a new awing rail and space it out from the coach to cross over the joint?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Old 10-27-2009, 12:03 AM   #2
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Hey Charlie:

This topic has made the rounds before, with various results. Do a search on this forum. There are even a few posts with pictures. Yes, that trim piece is the problem, though there are a couple work-arounds. Happy reading. I haven't added the awning, since we see rain only a few times per year.
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