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Old 11-12-2016, 03:15 PM   #1
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Carefree of Colorado Awning Inop

I have a 2011 Monaco coach with a Carefree of Colorado electric awning that no longer will open. I have checked and have power to both outside remote and inside switches. The puzzling part of this is the awning has had very little use as the MH only has 11,000 miles on it. Have these awning motors been a problem? Am I missing something? I'm thinking the motor is bad. Thanks in advance for any helpful information.
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Don't know if your is the same as mine but on mine there was an electric connector on the outside that the awning plugged into. I had lots of problem with this but if I unplugged it and plugged it back in it worked. I believe the contacts were getting corroded.

Earlier this year we were camping and had left the awning out ~2 ft to cover the chairs. Well in the middle of the night a storm came up and guess what, the awning didn't work. Had to crawl up on the roof in the middle of the storm and unplug the connector and reconnect it. It worked to get the awning in but I was soaking wet.

When I got home I tried to find a replacement connector, Carefree didn't offer a replacement and I couldn't find one that would work so I took the existing connector and drilled the middle of it on both the male & female side. I then used individual connectors for the 2 wires and rigged the original connector so I could use it with the wires just going through it. I made it water tight by using rubber tape to make a compression like grommet. 6 months later it is still working.
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Old 11-13-2016, 05:49 AM   #3
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Thanks Jim....that makes sense. I'll take a closer look at that connecter. I appreciate your thoughtful reply.
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