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Old 12-07-2014, 11:01 AM   #43
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Good morning, our F65 awning is not retracting so we are trying to do it manually. We found the handle. Now what...the manual is of no use to assist. Thank you!
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Old 12-07-2014, 12:11 PM   #44
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There is a small round cover near back end of awning that hides the manual crack fitting. You will probably need a ladder to reach it.
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Old 12-07-2014, 05:49 PM   #45
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Good morning, our F65 awning is not retracting so we are trying to do it manually. We found the handle. Now what...the manual is of no use to assist. Thank you!
Glad you got the awning retracted. Instead of posting the same question in two different threads, next time just start a new thread. It makes the search function for the form work better that way. ☺
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Old 12-26-2014, 07:01 AM   #46
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12 VDC disconnect switch turned on

Santa brought my Wife a 2015 Mercedes Airstream MotorHome for Christmas. So I am glad we have found this sight for questions.

Here is a simple one. I have been reading everything I can but can't figure any reason to place the 12 VDC disconnect switch in the off position.

Why would you do that other than you ran your batteries down and it would help to charge quicker.
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Old 12-26-2014, 08:16 AM   #47
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If the coach batteries go dead then the car battery will die soon after.. If you want to leave the motor home disconnected from shore power and still be able to start it then you would use the battery shut off...
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Old 12-26-2014, 08:19 AM   #48
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Here is a simple one. I have been reading everything I can but can't figure any reason to place the 12 VDC disconnect switch in the off position.

Why would you do that other than you ran your batteries down and it would help to charge quicker.
Might keep your batteries from running down in the first place. It's much simpler to turn off one switch (and your main breaker on the 120v side) than to go around and turn off every single switch individually and risk missing one that will drain your batteries.

But if you store it plugged into shore power, you don't have to turn anything off if you don't want to. All depends on how much you pay for electricity.
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Old 12-26-2014, 09:00 AM   #49
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Sure I would switch it off if I were storing it. Never thought of turning the breaker off but that might be better if I were storing to make sure everything is off.

I guess I did not make myself clear. I simply want to know when should I switch it off. Is it OK to have it on when running down the road, and plugged in.

Is it only when you are saving energy that you would switch it off?
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I have had mine for several years and have never shut it off..
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Old 12-26-2014, 11:22 AM   #51
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I guess I did not make myself clear. I simply want to know when should I switch it off. Is it OK to have it on when running down the road, and plugged in.
As long as you empty the fridge I'd shut it off in storage, even if it's plugged in. It doesn't take very long to start everything back up again when you're ready to use it.

It's perfectly fine to leave it powered up while you're on the road; the engine alternator should charge the house batteries as well.
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