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Old 07-21-2013, 05:47 PM   #1
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Safety Recall Notice - 13V-164

Just received this recall notice. It seems some power awnings have a certain electric motor that is subject to damage which may cause the awning to unfurl unexpectedly.

I'll post what my service department advises as soon as I speak with them. In the meantime, no further trips until this issue is resolved.

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Old 07-26-2013, 12:16 AM   #2
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My Dealership Parts Department has ordered the recall kit and advised it should be received in a week. More to follow...

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Old 07-27-2013, 12:18 AM   #3
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The Dealership has received the recall kit and I have an appointment to replace the defective components next week.
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:44 AM   #4
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You will be back on the road before much longer.
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:58 AM   #5
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Dometic awning ?

So if you are on the road and this awning unfurls and you are lucky enough to get stopped before damage, what is the procedure for restoring the awning and disabling the power to prevent it from happening until you can get to a dealer? Just wondering as I am flying in to pic up my 24c next week and face a 1000 mile ride home. In the meantime I will ask the dealer to check the serial number of the one on the unit but I like to be prepared in case something does happen.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:44 PM   #6
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there are awning safety straps that can prevent the awning from unfurling going down the road.
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:41 PM   #7
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I was in San Diego when my recall notice was sent. Had I known about the condition I would have zip tied the awning arms so they couldn't extend during the trip home. It's a serious situation. Owners are being instructed not to drive their vehicle until repairs can be performed.
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:06 PM   #8
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Dometic power awning electric motor assembly replaced. Awning runs great. We're back on the road!
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Good news!!! That should make you feel better.
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