Several years ago two of us (one MH and one 5th wheel), side by side in Maine had similiar problems -simultaneously. We had both our awnings extended for several months. When we went to retract them, nothing happened. We loosened the end motor cap and water poured out of both our rigs. Then we shot Silikroi
l into the motor area. We then sealed the wires going into the motor with RTV (silicone)
Haven't had another problem in over three years now
2002 Newmar Mountain Aire, 37', 3778, W-22, 8.1 Vortac, Ultra Power upgrade, CAI (cold air intake), Taylor wires, colder plugs, Koni shocks.