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Old 07-02-2020, 09:27 PM   #1
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16 Fusion 325 rear awning

Anyone have their rear awning refuse to open?

Today I attempted to open the rear awning over the back deck and it went out half way then stopped.

So I retracted it but cant get it to extend at all except maybe a few inches.
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Old 07-03-2020, 03:44 AM   #2
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Carefree of Colorado awning?

Most likely the motor...PITA to change.
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Old 07-03-2020, 05:39 AM   #3
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Not sure the manufacturer, we just got the camper last week.

Opened up fine at the house before we left, would be my luck the motor is going out now lol
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Old 07-06-2020, 08:54 AM   #4
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Ours is a tule. If yours is the same make sure the arms can slide nicely in the channels.
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Old 07-06-2020, 09:04 AM   #5
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Was able to get a look at it once we got home yesterday. It's a carefree unfortunately it started pouring before I can really mess with it.
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Old 07-09-2020, 08:34 AM   #6
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Anyone can help identify the carefree model this is looked through all the paperwork I received from the previous owner but no mention of the model.

I tried manually extending it but it wont budge. Actually cracked the piece that you put the wrench in to extend it guessing the motor locked up. Click image for larger version

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Old 07-09-2020, 09:32 AM   #7
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I believe it is the Freedom Freestyle (wall mount). Try this link -

https://www.carefreeofcolorado.com/d...ice-Manual.pdf

Mine blew off last fall, my fault, wind picked up and was not paying attention.
Wind lifted it up and pulled out the 3- 10mm lag bolts that held it down and off the pivot hinge at the top. So I had a good close look at it when re-installing it. (added a few extra bolts as well!).
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Old 07-09-2020, 10:33 AM   #8
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Thanks. Yes I believe it is the freedom.
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Old 07-09-2020, 01:14 PM   #9
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Just a little stumped at how it will extend a few inches and retract. I thought motor but if it were the motor wouldn't it be dead completely?

Cant see anything binding up or jammed anywhere
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Old 07-09-2020, 04:34 PM   #10
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Just a thought but if it’s not been extended for a long time, the fabric might be bound to itself. If you have a helper to press the switch, have you tried to “assist” it on the way out? Also the arms have a pivot in the middle that could be frozen up. Just spitballing, went out and extended mine to see what might be up. Good luck. ��
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Just a little stumped at how it will extend a few inches and retract. I thought motor but if it were the motor wouldn't it be dead completely?

Cant see anything binding up or jammed anywhere
3 on brand new GD momentum’s did this. I still say motor.
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In the “reading is fundamental” camp I re-read all the posts, apparently had missed a few of the OP statements. So. What Chuck said...
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Old 07-09-2020, 07:27 PM   #13
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Just a thought but if it’s not been extended for a long time, the fabric might be bound to itself. If you have a helper to press the switch, have you tried to “assist” it on the way out? Also the arms have a pivot in the middle that could be frozen up. Just spitballing, went out and extended mine to see what might be up. Good luck. ��
We extended it last week before we left.

I did attempt to pull on it some, didnt want to pull too hard though.

May attempt taking the motor out over the weekend and bench testing it
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Be sure to secure the arms so the awning doesn’t extend all the way by itself. If I remember the arms act as if they are spring loaded.
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Be sure to secure the arms so the awning doesn’t extend all the way by itself. If I remember the arms act as if they are spring loaded.
Yes they do, that's what I'm trying to figure out. The best way to keep it from springing out. I dont have full access to the arms because it is closed to I'm trying to rig something to clamp it in the closed position
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Old 07-16-2020, 04:54 PM   #16
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They don't look fully open but they are. Are you sure it can extend more? Mine is 317 Fuzion Toy Hauler with the carefree awning.
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Old 07-18-2020, 08:33 AM   #17
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They don't look fully open but they are. Are you sure it can extend more? Mine is 317 Fuzion Toy Hauler with the carefree awning.
Got a new motor installed yesterday and everything is good.

The little plastic gear inside the limit switch side broke a tooth so looks like when it would open, it wouldnt turn right and the limit switch would cause it to stop.
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