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Old 03-14-2020, 01:41 PM   #1
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Model: Shadow Cruiser 225RBS
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2016 Shadow Cruiser Power Awning Blowing Fuses

Good Morning, all...

Yesterday I cleaned our power awning in the morning & let it dry until early evening. It retracted just fine, but when I went to extend it this morning it blew the 15 amp fuse after partially extending. I replaced the fuse (several times), but it blew the fuse immediately when I tried to extend or retract the awning.

According to paperwork, the awning is LCI Model V000144147.

Now what? Help!

Don
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Old 03-14-2020, 03:18 PM   #2
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Just a guess but maybe got water in the motor housing or wiring. Perhaps remove the cover on the end of the awning tube and let it dry for a while. Certainly a short somewhere. Shouldnít be too hard to find it. Follow the wiring down the arm examining it closely.
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Old 03-14-2020, 03:21 PM   #3
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Do you have a meter? $10 at walmart, looks complicated but 12vdc is easy.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Tester-Mu...-Che/394062113

If you're desperate get some zip ties, rope, etc. and tie the arms together.
The hard part will be securing the fabric. If your in a campground ask for help, someone will have ideas about securing the awning AND many suggestions about your problem.

When our awning arm broke I got a lot of help . One "take charge" person almost demanded I take the whole thing OFF
Took a few minutes to zip tie, with help (I carry industrial strength ties), for the 1k mile trip home.
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Old 03-14-2020, 07:18 PM   #4
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Called my hometown RV service guy & he told me how to retract the awning manually, as he thought the motor probably went out.

There is a small dust cover on the front awning arm at the top by the roller (that's where the motor is); remove the dust cover and you will see a 3/8" nut; just crank (and crank and crank and crank - our neighbor came over with his power drill & zoomed it in; a power drill is definitely a purchase I will make for the RV) until it is completely retracted.

Will get the awning repaired under our extended warranty when we return home.

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