Carefree Compass awning problems
We have a 2021 VC 23RSS with the Carefree awning with the simple rocker switch control. This past winter I noticed when extending the awning sometimes the motor would coast resulting it the awning being extended too far. If memory serves me correctly when new it would stop rotation very quickly after the switch was released.
After much frustration I did get to speak with someone at Carefree Colorado and they didn't answer my questions about a motor brake or shunt but said my motor is defective and will send one in 4-6 weeks allowing me to install it instead of dragging the camper 111 miles to the dealer.
Has anyone had one of these motors apart? More curious than anything but is there a magnetic brake like overhead cranes use? Is there a shunt brake using a set of contacts and a resistor to collapse the magnetic fields?
Regardless, when the new motor comes in the old one will be dissected just to see what failed.