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Old 06-25-2017, 10:27 PM   #1
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CareFee Awning Sensor

My 2016 Bounder 35k awning when extended and the least wind comes it will retract. Carefree said it was adjusted at the factory and there was no adjustments I can do. Any help or advice?

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Old 06-26-2017, 10:41 AM   #2
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Hi Dale! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Sorry I don't have an answer to your problem since our awning is manual! Keep her between the ditches!

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Old 06-26-2017, 10:49 AM   #3
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I'm pretty sure if the factory says it's not adjustable then they would know.
I have the Carefree Apex (Girard forerunner) awnings and the front one always retracts much sooner than the rear one even when set on low sensitivity.
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Old 06-26-2017, 11:01 AM   #4
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My recollection of my earlier conversation with Carefree rep was that it was set to 7 mph. I live in Texas panhandle, so that means it will hardly be out.
Thnx for the replies.
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Old 06-26-2017, 11:06 AM   #5
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Contact Carefree directly. Call or email from their website. There is a newer less sensitive sensor you can install. You need your actual part number. They will send a newer model. Been posted in the Fleetwood Owners forum here in IRV2 also.
Mine is on the way.
I don't make it much on here anymore so will not see your reply to my comment. Drop me a direct message and when I come back on I will see it.
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Old 06-26-2017, 03:56 PM   #6
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Disconnect the sensor and never leave the awning out
more than 2-3 feet when too windy or when you leave
the coach. My Dometic had the same issue, including that
it would auto-retract if it was raining !
So it disconnected the sensor 7 years ago.
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Old 06-26-2017, 11:34 PM   #7
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Thank you. I did just that and Chris said to give him part # and he would send me another. (No charge)
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