Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Tech Forums > Maintenance and Repair
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-03-2019, 12:31 AM   #1
Member
 
bobj73's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Windsport 35M
State: Michigan
Posts: 53
THOR #7496
Carefree awning

I can't seem to find the power cut off for our carefree latitude awning.
We have a 17 windsport 35m.
According to the installation manual from carefree, there is supposed to be a power cutoff switch ,,,somewhere.
I'll be usuing their stabilizer supports, when we're parked for a while, and don't want it rolling up accidentally.
I'm going to install a switch near the fuse panel, easiest place to find the main power.
Has any one else run into this ?
__________________

__________________
bobj73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2019, 12:50 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Hurricane 31S
State: Texas
Posts: 1,542
THOR #6411
You will probably have to pull the fuse or turn the Use/Store switch to store. That was the only way, I could remove power when I had to replace bearing assembly due to a collision with a STOP sign.
__________________

__________________
Jim & Roy Davis
2016 Hurricane 31S
1961 Rampside in tow
Beau388 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2019, 01:50 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Windsport. 35M
State: New York
Posts: 281
THOR #6199
bobj73,

I have a 17 Windsport 35m also. Did you put in an on/off switch for your awning? Does yours have the direct response auto retract system?
__________________
Shawn
2017 Windsport 35M
Shawn62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2019, 11:10 AM   #4
Member
 
BYoshida's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Vegas 24.1
State: Virginia
Posts: 79
THOR #13067
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobj73 View Post
I can't seem to find the power cut off for our carefree latitude awning.
We have a 17 windsport 35m.
According to the installation manual from carefree, there is supposed to be a power cutoff switch ,,,somewhere.
I'll be usuing their stabilizer supports, when we're parked for a while, and don't want it rolling up accidentally.
I'm going to install a switch near the fuse panel, easiest place to find the main power.
Has any one else run into this ?
What Carefree's manual says is different than what is in our Vegas also. There is no separate power button. Just in and out and the lights. That may be so you don't turn off the wind sensor auto retract?
__________________
BYoshida is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2019, 12:19 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Windsport. 35M
State: New York
Posts: 281
THOR #6199
Carefree Latitude Awning

The latitude manual I read was from 2014. It says that the switches installed by the coach manufacturer may vary and to contact them with questions. It maybe that Thor doesn’t want the auto retract to be disabled. There is a big trade off between a manual and a motorized awning. A manual awning is stronger and adjustable. Carefree recommends that the Latitude awning is not left unattended.
__________________
Shawn
2017 Windsport 35M
Shawn62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2019, 01:43 PM   #6
Member
 
bobj73's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Windsport 35M
State: Michigan
Posts: 53
THOR #7496
Switch

Yes i did, I put one under the bed, tied in near the fuse box. I have the" Awning Stabiliz'r" kit. (Found on carefree's website ), and didn't want it to retract while using it. Yes it does have the auto retract system.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawn62 View Post
bobj73,

I have a 17 Windsport 35m also. Did you put in an on/off switch for your awning? Does yours have the direct response auto retract system?
__________________
bobj73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2019, 03:54 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Windsport. 35M
State: New York
Posts: 281
THOR #6199
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobj73 View Post
Yes i did, I put one under the bed, tied in near the fuse box. I have the" Awning Stabiliz'r" kit. (Found on carefree's website ), and didn't want it to retract while using it. Yes it does have the auto retract system.
bobj73,
Thanks for the info. I think I will invest in the awning stabiliz’r kit after I put in a switch. Did u purchase from the web site or a dealer?
__________________
Shawn
2017 Windsport 35M
Shawn62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2019, 05:57 PM   #8
Member
 
bobj73's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Windsport 35M
State: Michigan
Posts: 53
THOR #7496
You're welcome. I bought it off Amazon, think it was around 70.00?
Works good for us.
__________________
bobj73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2019, 11:30 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Windsport. 35M
State: New York
Posts: 281
THOR #6199
Thanks. That system looks sturdy. I see that fuse #11 is for the power awning. I will tap in there.
__________________
Shawn
2017 Windsport 35M
Shawn62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2019, 12:25 AM   #10
Member
 
bobj73's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Windsport 35M
State: Michigan
Posts: 53
THOR #7496
I've been happy with it. Just make sure you pull the fuse and try it first, mine was mislabeled. Another Thor tradition, lol .
__________________

__________________
bobj73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
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


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thor Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




All times are GMT. The time now is 05:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
×