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Old 10-17-2016, 05:26 AM   #1
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Hello....needing help with awning, locating and removing motor cover. I do know the motor is in the front arm of the awning. I can't seem to figure out how to remove the cover covering the motor. It will not deploy, causing the breaker to blow when the button is pushed. So, the is a short, needing to look at the motor area.

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Old 10-17-2016, 07:28 AM   #2
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Which brand of awning do you have ? Can you give us a pic of it ?

Most of the mfg's have manuals online for review...
like --> https://www.e-carefree.com/ecarefree30/product-library

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Old 10-17-2016, 01:52 PM   #3
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pic of power awning does have carefree logo....model unk

sorry for the sideways view.

trying to get into motor area to check for short...I can't seem to figure out how to remove the cover
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Old 10-17-2016, 02:04 PM   #4
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The awning needs to be unrolled to get to the back of the head where the screws are. Check online or get with carefree as there is a way to unroll or roll up in case you loose power to it
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Old 10-17-2016, 02:13 PM   #5
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Thanks for website

Well, not having model, I believe I have figured out how to gain access to motor (6 screws on back side). This is not so easy, as it is locked up against the rv. I can unscrew the motor head from the braces...its a balancing act.

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Norm it is probably the carefree traveller
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There should be a wire in your bag of crap you got from the dealer. Apparently you hook up the wires to the 2cotterpins visible and hook to a battery....not sure but maybe someone else knows how to emergency move it ..
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There should be a wire in your bag of crap you got from the dealer. Apparently you hook up the wires to the 2cotterpins visible and hook to a battery....not sure but maybe someone else knows how to emergency move it ..
According to the manual the cotter pins should have been removed after awning installed, DON'T connect power to them, they were for alignment only during installation.
There are 2 terminals under the plastic cover to connect power, but if you can't extend the awning I don't know how you connect to them.
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Is there a rubber plug on the end of the awning at the big part. If so the plug pulls out and you can use a cordless drill and usually a 7/16 socket to manually power the awning out.
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I had a Carefree awning on my previous Cruiser and when it failed when closed, the only solution was to take wire cutters and pliers and destroy the cover piece by piece. Then ordered replacement cover along with the new motor.
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