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Old 09-20-2016, 12:56 PM   #1
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Seneca awning light wires.....

Has anyone had problems with the awning LED lights wires on a Seneca? What was your or the dealer's solution? Awning wires were at one time behind some tape in the hard cover. 100+ degrees and it gave way. Got it somewhat in the same position but now the edge of the awning cover (very sharp) keeps cutting the wires. One of those things that you might as well go ahead and fix yourself than take back to the dealer. Just wondering if someone else has had this problem. ???

Buddy Brown

2016 Seneca HJ
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Old 09-20-2016, 07:37 PM   #2
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I had to replace my Seneca's awning arms earlier this year because of storm damage, when I removed my Alumaguard cover the velcro did show signs of "shifting" from what I also suspect is high heat. Black aluminum baking in a hot summer sun has to take a toll on the adhesive! I also did notice that the original power wire was starting to be abraded by the edge of the Alumaguard.

When I was reinstalling the awning I had to install a new awning light power wire (I just "clipped" the old one to remove awning after damage) but I used a heavier wire and put an extra layer of heat-shrink tubing on the new wire where it was near the Alumaguard. Per the Carefree installation/service manual I did reinstall the wire onto the inside of the Alumaguard using 2" wide velcro. I couldn't come up with a better solution for that. But something else I did was install a wire retaining clip into the end of the Alumaguard to anchor the wire to keep it from rubbing. I hope those actions will keep me okay for years to come.

Long story short, I too was noticing wear, but Jayco had installed the wire as Carefree's instructions specified. But a heavier wire probably would hold up better, and I think a wire retainer into the end of the Alumaguard will also help keep it from rubbing.
Rob Ross
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