Awning rolls up when starting generator

The awning on my 2010 Itasca Suncruiser has started to close automatically when I start my generator. It started this last outing. It has not done this in the past. I know it will do it when I start the engine. But the engine was off. What may be doing this?

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Capability of Newmar Solar Prewire

I’m fairly certain my 2006 Newmar has the older 10 gauge prewire, but I will verify that this weekend. I plan on putting 4 Renogy 100w panels on the roof for a total of 400w and about 25 amps maximum down the prewire. At an estimated 30′ wire run I only get about 1.5volt drop on the wire to the charge controller.

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Forester 3171DS Rear window Shade question

This may sound like a silly question, but I’ll ask anyway. Just got a brand new Forester and got all the way home from Georgia to NY when my wife noticed that once the rear shade was drawn it won’t go back up without manually helping to turn it. I called the dealer and they said there are screws on either side and to try and adjust them in one direction or another. I’ve tried this and it doesn’t seem to make one bit of difference, is there a trick to adjusting these shades? Do I need to take it off the window to mess with it? Please advise. Thx

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Wiring for spare tire carrier (1989 Airex)

Hi, all.

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Lube work made easy.

There are some jobs I truly enjoy. There are a few I simply hate to contemplate as they are truly unpleasant. Until today, greasing the chassis fit firmly in the latter category.

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Saying goodbye to the fridge ice maker.

I believe it is more efficient to say, done with this, than to try to clean/de-winterize this. Just give me a 10 pound dispenser. and a $2:50 bag of ice that chills.That plumbing can not be cleaned no matter the filter. Ice is food.How can one beat $2.50 for 7.5 pounds VS energy it takes to make same, @ quality the simple answer is you can not.

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King Bed Conversion

We are considering a new coach that has a King bed. We really don’t like Kings. Is it possible and not too difficult or expensive to convert it to a Queen?

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12v goes dead

I have a 2007 artic fox 990 truck camper

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Rear Radiator vs Side Radiator

We are considering buying a new Newmar. One line we have looked at is the Ventana. They all have rear radiator. When rears first came out I heard they didn’t work very well. Now I doubt Newmar would be doing it if it did work OK. Any thoughts?

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Dometic Fridge Taking a Long Time to Cool Down

I hope there’s nothing wrong with my Dometic side-by-side fridge. It’s really hot here in Waco, TX. Getting ready to leave early Saturday for a two week trip to Michigan, so this morning (Thursday) I turned on the fridge using propane instead of 120v because the MH is in a storage place with very limited 120v power. By 6 p.m. tonight, the freezer was down to 20 degrees but the fridge was still a sweltering 75 degrees. We had to take the fresh food back home cuz it wasn’t cool enough in fridge but were able to put frozen food in the freezer. It was probably close to 100 in the MH despite being under a roof. Decided to run the jenny so that the AC could help cool off the MH. At 10 p.m., the fridge was at about 65 degrees, not very cool. Freezer was pretty good.

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