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Old 10-16-2020, 08:36 PM   #1
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29FE awning wonít open

Second issue today with this gem. The awning wonít open. Doesnít appear to have power though itís raining so I canít hear if itís actually trying. The fuse appears to be fine. Is there anything else I can try? Thanks.
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Old 10-16-2020, 08:45 PM   #2
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How about the wiring to the motor? (Or is it motors?)
Is everything connected?
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Old 10-16-2020, 09:26 PM   #3
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The awnings usually have an inline fuse just behind the switch that could have blown. You also need to check your fuse box/panel inside to be sure it didn't trip.

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Old 10-17-2020, 12:37 AM   #4
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Second issue today with this gem. The awning wonít open. Doesnít appear to have power though itís raining so I canít hear if itís actually trying. The fuse appears to be fine. Is there anything else I can try? Thanks.
If you have the Rapid Camp module installed try opening the awning with the Rapid Camp remote.
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Old 10-17-2020, 01:20 AM   #5
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I had a similar problem in the spring on my 30FE. On mine there is a manual override that allows stowing in a pinch.
I got up by the head of the awning with a ratchet and socket and manually gave it a turn out two. Then I went down to activate the switch and the awning deployed.
It’s worked all summer without any problems.
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Old 10-17-2020, 01:57 PM   #6
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I had a similar problem in the spring on my 30FE. On mine there is a manual override that allows stowing in a pinch.
I got up by the head of the awning with a ratchet and socket and manually gave it a turn out two. Then I went down to activate the switch and the awning deployed.
Itís worked all summer without any problems.


Agree, try manually extending it if yours has that option, or using a jumper directly to the motor if it doesnít. Your awning owners manual will have the backup procedure. I have come to believe the motors they use on these things donít have a lot of excess capacity so if youíve not been lubing your pivot points once in a while you might just be stuck.
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