Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Travel Trailer Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-23-2019, 06:26 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 17
2014 Flagstaff, Dometic Awning Motor bad again

They say the camping season is right around the corner. Don't know which corner but I'm sure it's one of them. Closing up camp last fall I went to retract the awning and again it failed to work. Just a click at the motor. I went through the typical troubleshooting steps. 12 volts at motor with DW operating the switch. motor clicks. I put a new motor on at the start of camping season last year. Everything worked great. This will be the 3rd motor. We have a seasonal site at a campground and the awning is left out most of the summer so there are but a few operations with it during the summer. So I think to myself, what is the difference, out or in ? why would it fail ? I know believe that the product is just garbage. This is our first camper with a powered awning. All others were manual awnings. Never had any issues with them. Has anyone else had issues with this type of awning ? Thanks
CampingInADK is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-23-2019, 06:35 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
bruceisla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Foley AL
Posts: 7,138
Quote:
Originally Posted by CampingInADK View Post
They say the camping season is right around the corner. Don't know which corner but I'm sure it's one of them. Closing up camp last fall I went to retract the awning and again it failed to work. Just a click at the motor. I went through the typical troubleshooting steps. 12 volts at motor with DW operating the switch. motor clicks. I put a new motor on at the start of camping season last year. Everything worked great. This will be the 3rd motor. We have a seasonal site at a campground and the awning is left out most of the summer so there are but a few operations with it during the summer. So I think to myself, what is the difference, out or in ? why would it fail ? I know believe that the product is just garbage. This is our first camper with a powered awning. All others were manual awnings. Never had any issues with them. Has anyone else had issues with this type of awning ? Thanks

Not specifically Dometic but I've had issues with water intrusion on older Carefree motors.
__________________
2005 Newmar Essex 4502, 2013 Caddy SRX
1997 HR Endeavor 37, CAT, 1996 Geo Tracker
bruceisla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2019, 06:50 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Bob_C's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Vancouver Wash
Posts: 7,230
Had 1 motor go bad.....found a plastic brush holder broken off.....no problems since...and it gets used quite a bit...
Bob_C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2019, 08:20 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
keymastr's Avatar
 
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 3,542
I am thinking with just one use per summer that perhaps your hinge points and roller tube may be stiff enough that it can't move them.

I love my electric awning and use it frequently but if I was going to leave it out all year I would get a manual one.

How do you keep it from getting damaged in the wind? Is it tilted to allow water to run off?
__________________
2020 F28 RKS Titanium
2017 Creekside 23 RBS Sold
2016 F250 Super Crew XLT Overworked
keymastr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2019, 09:20 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Bob_C's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Vancouver Wash
Posts: 7,230
With my awning, I use self storing telescopic awning poles, self storing de-flapper poles, 2 Camco de-flappers per end, ratchet straps, and The Claw for ground anchors....it also stays out till when hits 30 mph or so...and the awning poles are height adjustable for rain run off....
Bob_C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2019, 04:38 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by keymastr View Post
I am thinking with just one use per summer that perhaps your hinge points and roller tube may be stiff enough that it can't move them.

I love my electric awning and use it frequently but if I was going to leave it out all year I would get a manual one.

How do you keep it from getting damaged in the wind? Is it tilted to allow water to run off?
I thought of that but before leaving one Sunday and it didn't work, I had to remove the screws in the motor end cap and roll it up to the camper. I then held it in place with a long zip tie. It manually rolled up easily.
CampingInADK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2019, 05:00 AM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 17
Update! I took the original (OEM) motor apart to see what caused that to fail. It has a brake and when you activate the awning motor the brake coil also energizes allowing the brake to release and awning does what you want it to do. The coil meters out at .2 ohms but it doesn't allow the motor to operate. I removed the brake coil and the motor runs fine. I can not find anywhere online that mentions parts for this motor assy. This looks like a 20-50 dollar coil and they sell this whole drive assy for $350. What's wrong here?
CampingInADK is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
awning, dometic



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Good SAM...Bad Sam Bad Bad Bad! STLNLUV iRV2.com General Discussion 43 12-17-2018 07:49 AM
2015 Forest River Flagstaff 26FKWS Rv good or bad GDawson Travel Trailer Discussion 1 03-18-2017 09:16 AM
2014 Forest River Flagstaff Super Lite/Classic 8528BHWS chertz 5th Wheel Discussion 0 03-06-2015 04:08 PM
Bad, bad, bad - bad vibrations.... Doc Vegas Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 21 11-30-2014 05:56 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.