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Old 08-27-2012, 07:23 PM   #1
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Carefree Traveler motion sensor upgrade

Has anyone had the motion sensor kit installed on their awning?
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:37 PM   #2
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I've bought one but have not yet installed it. Doesn't look like it will be too big of a project but I just haven't had time to mess with it yet.
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:02 PM   #3
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When you complete the task let us know how it worrked out
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:57 PM   #4
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What does the motion sensor do?
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:57 PM   #5
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I had it all but finished on our 2011 365 BHS when a tornado hit and destroyed the camper. Fortunately, the awning was not damaged at all so before the insurance company took it, I pulled the sensor, motor and all the wiring back out. Have a 9 day vacation coming up next week and plan on trying to get it installed on our 2012 365BHS. If so, I'll let you guys know how it goes.
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The motion sensor is an add-on for your electric awning and automatically rolls it back up when the wind starts blowing too hard. I believe it's factory pre-set at 15 or 20mph. What's sad is the entire kit only retails for right at $100.00 and would be super easy to install while they were assembling the camper. Unfortunately, Jayco doesn't even offer it as an option.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:29 PM   #6
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How did you run the wires? I want to add one, but I am scratching my head how to get the wires to the switch.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:15 PM   #7
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On my 2011 the awning support arms had another slot opposite the OEM wire already ran to the extend/retract motor. This is where I ran it from the motor to the side of the camper. Once there, I loosened the mount from the side of the camper and after slightly enlarging the existing entry point was able to get the wire inside the camper. This brought me in and behind my dresser. I removed the cargo bay panels, the main living room thermostat and the factory awning switch and fished it up through those slots. The only thing I had left to finish was to cut a hole to install the new switch and connect the wires. My plan was to finish it up this spring, however, the tornado had other plans.
I'm hoping to get it installed on our 2012 this coming week if I have time, but have several other projects to finish as well so we will see what happens.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:50 PM   #8
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I need to figure this out sounds like an excellent idea
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