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Old 04-13-2019, 06:52 PM   #1
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New electric awning remote

I had to replace the awning remote. Seems they don’t like to be dropped in the dog’s water bowl. Ordered new one from panther rv for $129 + shipping. The cost of being clumsy. Sent with very good instructions but didn’t even need to go thru all the steps indicated once the dometic awning “recognized” the remote. Glad to have my awning operational again.
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Old 04-13-2019, 08:03 PM   #2
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I always thought placing the item in a bag of rice could help....expensive mistake.
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Old 04-13-2019, 09:04 PM   #3
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I wonder if there’s a way to waterproof the remote. What if it were disassembled and the innards sprayed or painted with conformal coating? Seal the outside seams with silicone? Might make battery changes tricky. Weird that the company doesn’t ruggedize these a bit more, as they’re made for an out of doors use device. Thoughts?
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Old 04-13-2019, 09:07 PM   #4
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I had to replace the awning remote. Seems they don’t like to be dropped in the dog’s water bowl. Ordered new one from panther rv for $129 + shipping. The cost of being clumsy. Sent with very good instructions but didn’t even need to go thru all the steps indicated once the dometic awning “recognized” the remote. Glad to have my awning operational again.


Julie,
Can you provide the model number that you ordered? Ours has gone out. I should conformal cost the new one.

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Old 04-13-2019, 09:35 PM   #5
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On our 2013 Escape, when my wife wants to use the remote to adjust our awning, she sends me outside to make the adjustment manually.
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Old 04-13-2019, 09:40 PM   #6
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Put the remote in a plastic baggie and zip it shut. It will work just fine through the thin plastic.
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Old 04-13-2019, 09:52 PM   #7
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Put the remote in a plastic baggie and zip it shut. It will work just fine through the thin plastic.


That is not nearly as fancy a solution as I‘d like.

Ok, so it’ll work, buuut...want bells...whistles...polymerwhatsitdoohickiethingies tuff.

Okay, fine. Ziplock.
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Old 04-13-2019, 10:09 PM   #8
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It would not be elegant but fairly easy to put the remote in a snack size ziplock bag.

ahhh see that i forgot to click "post". great minds, etc.


Does it have a battery?
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Old 04-14-2019, 12:00 AM   #9
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My previous post should have read “conformal coat”, not “conformal cost”.
By the time I saw the error, I could no longer edit the post.

In any case, this is what my current remote looks like. It no longer works so I am in the process of finding a replacement.

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My previous post should have read “conformal coat”, not “conformal cost”.
By the time I saw the error, I could no longer edit the post.

In any case, this is what my current remote looks like. It no longer works so I am in the process of finding a replacement.

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Yikes! Yuck. Water damage?

Wait, isn’t that your wind sensor?
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