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Old 05-24-2013, 10:13 PM   #1
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Pulling out of our RV dealership we hit a dip in the road and our grill propane tank contacted the awning switch in the garage. Two miles away from the dealership on US 95 people started honking at us. Apparently, our awning had extended. Needless to say the entire awning ripped off our RV. Luckily, it landed on the side of the road and didn't impail anyone... ordered a new one in the tune of two grand and will install it when it arrives. In the interim, have installed switch covers over the switches in the garage.

I'm posting this embassing moment, for you all to take note and install covers on your switches too, least you want to experience the same fate too.

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Old 05-24-2013, 10:21 PM   #2
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I installed a receptacle cover over my switch last year when one of our members said the same thing happened, the out side cover is black and I switched it with a white one and put the black cover in over the awing switch. Sorry about your misfortune, hope your insurance will cover it under wind damage.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:01 PM   #3
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We took a 3 week trip to Florida and back last October and during the first couple of days of the trip we stopped at the Redwood factory and had some work done and new furniture installed.
One of the items initiated by Redwood was to install covers on the awning switches in the basement.
A design flaw that has now been identified and corrected ... at least for us!


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Old 05-25-2013, 01:31 AM   #4
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Yes - we were warned by our Dealer so I installed them before we left the Dealer to travel home.

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Old 05-25-2013, 09:51 AM   #5
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Thanks adamsvr, I now have a cover over my switch. It's one of those things you just don't think of.
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:27 AM   #6
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I have my Redwood in the shop now for maintenance, I told them about the problem of needing a cover on the awning garage switch. They called Redwood and was told they did do it for one customer, but it was not a recall. They are putting them higher up on the new models. I don't have anything that would hit it anyway.
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I expressed my concern about the unprotected switches to my dealer's service manager at my first annual inspection. He agreed and made a protective cover for the two switches at no charge.

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Where did you get the frosted ones ~ Home Depot ? I like the looks and size of them
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Brad (AtomAmt) These covers look larger than the ones I saw at Home Depot...Do you have the part number? I wish I could find one that would cover both..Mine are too far apart for just one and appear to be too close together for just one
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Ada,svr, I would think this would be covered under warranty since it is a design flaw and I don't see how they could turn you down...This would not be very good advertisement for them. Call Ron Howard !If it is not a recall it dadburn should be! Rediculous
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