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Old 06-15-2012, 08:02 AM   #11
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Had a 2010 31BHDS with the electric awning, I liked it but didn't love it. Easy to put in and out but like someone said when's the first time it won't roll back. Now have a 2012 36BHDS with a manual awning, this one I do love. Would not go back to the electric.

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Old 06-15-2012, 02:40 PM   #12
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From what I know there is a back-up system if the motor fails. You can attach the jumpers that came with the awning to another electric motor to the two screws that are on top of the arm that holds the motor. I think the motor has to be between 12 and 18 volts. Lots of RVers carry cordless drills which will work for this.

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Old 06-15-2012, 03:11 PM   #13
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Our 29L is just a bit over a year old now. First time out this year (Easter weekend) I put the awning out and the motor quit. It wouldn't roll out or roll in. I tried the over ride with the jumper cables and battery, still didn't work. Mine kept blowing fuses every time I hit the button. I ended up grabbing the 20 AMP circuit breaker fuse from the slideout and used that. It managed to allow the motor to continue rolling out so for the time being my awning was rolled up backwards but at least it was in.

At the end of a 6 week battle with the dealer they replaced the motor under warranty, I just had to pay for the visit to change it. Kinda sucks but by the time I dragged it off our seasonal lot, took it to them, left it, went back and got it it would have cost me more in fuel.

Ours is also a Carefree awning. The next time I get a trailer I will probably not get a power awning.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:07 AM   #14
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I have a Crappy of Colorado awning too... the motor did not fail but the gear it drove did... I was on the road at the time it failed (of course) and called (NOT)Carefree of Colorado and they sent me to places that were no longer Carefree dealers... finally gave up and took the whole thing apart.. when I got home had my dealer contact Crappy of Colorado who would not do anything for me even tho it was under warranty... and they did not even admit to having talked to me before... Thankfully Jayco stepped up and covered it under good will... NEXT TIME this awning fails I will replace it the a Dometic manual...
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:05 PM   #15
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I have a 2010 24T. Mine is at the dealer again to have the motor replaced for the 2nd time because of failure. It should only cost me the labor. I am having a new switch installed also in case the original switch is bad and is shorting out the motor. Its great when it works - especially in the middle of the night if it needs to be brought in.

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