Replace rv electric awning
First thing time discuss is getting the same make and model, if possible, to prevent excessive fabrication work and so you do not have holes in your exterior wall. Other things tio consider are replacing the entire awning or maybe just a few components. If the arms are still on good condition, consider replacing the motor and aching fabric instead. This could save you a lot of time, money and headaches. If you can replace just the fabric and motor, you will need to remove the motor completely and get the measurement of the fabric length. Take them to your camper store so they can hemp make sure you get the correct replacements. There are several fabrics available you choose from and different brands and types of motors. Having the motor on hand and the length of the fabric will let them find exactly what you need.
To remove the motor, first thing to do is DISCONNECT the power to the awning. Pulling out the fuse will do this safely without having to shut off everything. If the awning is extended, this will make the removal easier. Either way, you will most likely need a ladder and a few basic hand tools to remove it. Depending on the brand and age, the screws will be a star patterns (torx) or cross tip phillips. There may be anywhere between 5 to 7 screws. Look for 2 or on the issue case to open it up, then a few more to be able to remove the disk motor. Take a picture of the wiring to make sue you know how to reconnect it on the new one. Once you have a new motor, reverse the order to reinstall.
Regarding the fabric, there will be a small screw on each end of the slide plate that need to be removed. On the awning arms, remove the cap on the opposite end of the motor assembly to be able to open the slide out area. If you have a 2nd person to help, it will be much easier. While one person pulls the fabric out from the mounting plate on the camper, the other person should also pull from the tube section, EVENLY. Installing the new one is simple, just reverse order again and slide ends while leaving excess rubber rib in tact. Once in position, insert the screws into the plate and cut off the excess rubber rib.
on Apr 16, 2019