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Old 07-21-2017, 06:02 AM   #1
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Awning rolls up when starting generator

The awning on my 2010 Itasca Suncruiser has started to close automatically when I start my generator. It started this last outing. It has not done this in the past. I know it will do it when I start the engine. But the engine was off. What may be doing this?
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Is the gen start switch near or close to the awning switch? If so open the panel and check the wires. Maybe something jostled loose and a ground is back feeding somehow. Take some pics, check grounds etc. Let us know.
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I don't understand it but mine has done it since I have owned it. Must be that the computer treats the genny the same as the engine.
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Mine does too.
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Is the gen start switch near or close to the awning switch? If so open the panel and check the wires. Maybe something jostled loose and a ground is back feeding somehow. Take some pics, check grounds etc. Let us know.


I use the auto gen start panel to start it. The awning switch is down by the entry step.
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I think it's the wind sensor. The genset rumbles a lot when it starts and shakes the awning.
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I think it's the wind sensor. The genset rumbles a lot when it starts and shakes the awning.


That's another issue. Where is the wind sensor on a weather pro unit? I've been told it's on the end of one of the arms. I can't find it. It must have one. It has the controller.
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it may have a low voltage sensor
closes up upon low voltage so it doesn't get stuck "out"
try cleaning up all your battery wire connections
if they are dirty, there will be a voltage drop when you start the genny
also try the parallel switch if you have one when starting
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That's another issue. Where is the wind sensor on a weather pro unit? I've been told it's on the end of one of the arms. I can't find it. It must have one. It has the controller.
A lot of those "wind sensors" aren't really "wind" sensors but are "vibration" sensors so they can be easily hidden inside the roller tube or in the extending arm itself.
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