Originally Posted by computerguy
I think the '17 has the same awning as the '16. I know they changed the model in later years but I don't think in '17.
Mine is a Carefree of Colorado Freestyle (wall mount).
You also have (to the best of my knowledge) the Illumaplex system(with the remote type wall switches) where the awning is controlled by those switches.
The "actual" power can be disconnected via a fuse inside the BCC. Should be labeled F20.
I don't think you can replace it with a separate switch easily.
They do have a less sensitive motion sensor (not a wind sensor actually) but it is an older one that actually decreases other functionality. I tried it out but did not like it and put the original one back. The original one usually closes with the wind around 12 MPH for me. The other one they sent me was closer to 20 MPH but I did not feel comfortable that it would close without the possibility of it ripping off the the side of the RV.
If the LEDs stopped working (or some of them) contact Carefree and they used to send a new set as they had a defective batch (at least they did for me and others a few years ago).
Thank you sir.
My awning is one of those with the 3 arms that open up laterally. The whole awning is attached at the top to the MH and there are no support struts etc. According to some info I got off the Carefree site it says to disconnect the power before working on it as working on it will activate the motion sensor.
The F20 fuse in the BCC is great info. Hopefully that will cut the power. Thank you for this. I was going to just start the process of elimination this week to find the power source and its like 108!
I've contacted Carefree a couple times but get no info back. If the info I get off their website is correct the model # and serial # is on the awning tube and you can see it once fully extended. I need to pull out in the driveway to fully extend it.
Thank again Computerguy. You are always full of info.