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Old 07-15-2019, 12:42 AM   #1
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Awning not working.

Before heading out on our trip I washed the rig and treated the roof. Get to our first stop, and the awning does nothing. Fuses and breakers are good. Could I have done something while washing? Suggestions?
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Old 07-15-2019, 12:54 AM   #2
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Is your ignition turned off?
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Old 07-15-2019, 01:21 AM   #3
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Is your ignition turned off?
Ignition is off. Keys are out.
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Old 07-15-2019, 03:09 AM   #4
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Have you checked the 12v fuses?

Have you downloaded the manuals from Carefree?
https://www.e-carefree.com/ecarefree30/product-library
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Old 07-15-2019, 03:57 AM   #5
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Have you checked the 12v fuses?

Have you downloaded the manuals from Carefree?
https://www.e-carefree.com/ecarefree30/product-library
Fuses are good. I don't have the manuals with me, so thanks for the link.
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Old 07-15-2019, 05:27 AM   #6
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I had that happen to us, we had to replace the motor.
Very easy job.
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Old 07-15-2019, 02:02 PM   #7
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I had that happen to us, we had to replace the motor.
Very easy job.
I may have to do that. It's under warranty, but we're on the road for a couple weeks.
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Old 07-15-2019, 02:27 PM   #8
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Did you have the awning out when cleaning it up? It's easy to roll it up "over itself". If extending and you keep your finger on the button, it will actually wind back up over itself...then when you push the extend button...it tries to retract but it's already there. I've done this several times with the MH and previous TT...lots of folks have.
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Here's an easy one to try: set your parking brake, and see if that makes a difference.
(Nothing on my rig happens; unless that brake is engaged...)
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Old 07-15-2019, 03:41 PM   #10
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Did you have the awning out when cleaning it up? It's easy to roll it up "over itself". If extending and you keep your finger on the button, it will actually wind back up over itself...then when you push the extend button...it tries to retract but it's already there. I've done this several times with the MH and previous TT...lots of folks have.
It was rolled up while cleaning the coach. I didn't wash the awning itself. I've tried the buttons near the door and the control panel (Firefly). I don't even hear the motor trying to do anything.
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Old 07-15-2019, 04:44 PM   #11
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Have you pulled the switch from the wall? Ours blew the fuse in the wall.
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Here's an easy one to try: set your parking brake, and see if that makes a difference.
(Nothing on my rig happens; unless that brake is engaged...)
Brake is on, keys are not in the ignition, all fuses and breakers are good. Must be the motor.
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Old 07-15-2019, 05:57 PM   #13
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Have you pulled the switch from the wall? Ours blew the fuse in the wall.
We have the Firefly system, so we have so "swtich" per se.
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Brake is on, keys are not in the ignition, all fuses and breakers are good. Must be the motor.
Good luck! I hope that it turns out to be something that is simple, and inexpensive.
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Gotcha... Mine is old news now! :/ ��
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Well about a week ago I made the mistake of having my engine on to cool the RV some while I was unhooking stuff outside.

Before I realized what was wrong I took the switch out of the wall and one of the wires was off (it must have been very loose so when I removed the switch it fell off). But the first problem was the key in the ignition - but I could have had two problems at the same time and didnt know it?

So check the wires and the 2amp fuse behind the wall (very hard to get to on my RV - under my sink in the back). Small red 12volt fuse cover.
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Well about a week ago I made the mistake of having my engine on to cool the RV some while I was unhooking stuff outside.

Before I realized what was wrong I took the switch out of the wall and one of the wires was off (it must have been very loose so when I removed the switch it fell off). But the first problem was the key in the ignition - but I could have had two problems at the same time and didnt know it?

So check the wires and the 2amp fuse behind the wall (very hard to get to on my RV - under my sink in the back). Small red 12volt fuse cover.
Firelfly system has no switch in the wall.
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Well I guess i just leaned something..... I'm driving an antique now. LOL.
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Happened to us first trip out. Had to replace motor.
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FWIW - Had awning stop retracting at about 90%. Tied it up to get home. Later found a wire with a loose connection in the forward support arm channel. Tightened the connection and good to go ever since. Hope your issue is something simple - good luck.
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