Originally Posted by mldpolyglot
Thanks Chuckster57 - our unit is a year past the warranty, so we would have to replace the motor ourselves. I will look at purchasing one for our unit.
Check your AWNING warranty (not the Keystone Trailer warranty). Many (maybe even most) RV components and appliances have a 2 or 3 year warranty. Keystone doesn't warranty those items, they only service them during the first year and file the claim for you. After the first year, it's up to you or the service repairman to file the claim....
So, don't just "give up and pay for the motor" until you double check the warranty from either Lippert (if you have a solara awning) or from Dometic (if you have an A&E awning).
Also, even if you're out of warranty, do some "forum research" because there is a "car window motor" that is essentially a "plug and play" exchange for the awning motor in some awnings. Cost: RV awning motor $150 Car window motor: $18....