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On 1/10/2019 at 6:28 AM, manholt said:

Ray, relax, it probably is.  My wire harness for the awnings start at the step, goes up a channel by the door to ceiling then split. Each bundle has a inline fuse, one set goes to the main awning switch in the control panel for battery info. then I have a master control with 5 switches..one for each awning...then another switch in bedroom!  The other bundle runs in a channel under ceiling to the 2 other awnings, each has it's own switch!  The master control is for my remote!  Oh, they stopped production on my motors in 2006 and ??? no replacements are offered.  When my motor died in Mexico, in 2014...my choice was to replace the door awning or remove and live without.  $1,200+ Labor, no thanks, I don't go out in heavy rain!

Every day, I knock on wood, my other awnings are operational.

I may get a chance to look at it tomorrow and if I can't find the fuse I will try the old redneck trick. That is climb to the top of it and shake it to get the motor to jar the brushes to seat.  I turned the left rear slide motor with a wrench years ago and it hasn't failed since.    

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Left is right, my other left

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Didn't do much with the awning yet as we had other problems.  During Wednesday and Thursday we got caught in major downpours and heavy winds on i5 CA passes and a few things got damp. First the dash started beeping for no apparent reason. No dash light or gauges out of order. The beeping stopped before I can find a place to stop.

When I did stop I found rain water in the basement area and the bottom of refrigerator vent area. No problem with plumbing but the controls for the fridge is acting goofy.

It keeps showing 88 on the readout which is diagnosing mode that is dead.  The other two buttons quit working and only one time i got out diagnosing by shutting fridge off then back on after 5 minutes. It seems to run continually with fridge temp 33 and freezer 1 degrees f. I unplugged the 120 volt so it will stay on propane. 

Other problems we have is both ceilings vents fans blew fuses with the rainguard motor not working. Probably bad motor.

We are now at Quartzsite, AZ til the 25th. The big tent open yesterday so maybe vendors have ideas and parts.

One a good note, the new kitty Suzie is learning to travel.  If I can only get her to stop chasing a fly up the windshield while I'm driving.  Tuffy still hides in the backk when coach is moving. 

 

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Ray,

I had the same beeping from the dash, it was come and go, all instrument were within normal range and no idiot lights. This went on for a couple of years, finally it started beeping and wouldn't stop except when engine was shut off.

After looking at the drawing I determined the only abnormal condition that would initiate an audibled alarm without a idiot light was a LOW ENGINE OIL PRESSURE.  The oil pressure sending unit has two elements, one a NO contact that closes on low oil pressure and the other the resistor that sends signal to oil pressure gauge. Changed sending all OK.

I purchased the sending unit from Fisherman Supply in Seattle, around $45.

Jim

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I found the fuse actually a circuit breaker not tripped for the patio awning. I pressed the button and i heard a faint grunt. I worked it backand forth and the awning came loose and works fine now. 

The fridge display seems to be clearing up also.  

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I just learned a lot just reading this post.  Thanks for sharing, glad things are working better.  

I hope to make it out to Quartzite some day, my oldest son just made a trip out west and stayed there for a couple weeks.  He called me and said “Dad, I think I found my people”.  I’m not quite sure what he meant, but I know he had a big time!

Patrick

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19 minutes ago, huffypuff said:

I found the fuse actually a circuit breaker not tripped for the patio awning. I pressed the button and i heard a faint grunt. I worked it backand forth and the awning came loose and works fine now. 

The fridge display seems to be clearing up also.  

Puff, was it bound up or do you have a motor on its leg?

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25 minutes ago, jleamont said:

Puff, was it bound up or do you have a motor on its leg?

Seem like it was bound up as the last time i used it was six months ago. After it unwape the metal cover it worked fine. 

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