I learned something new this weekend at the RV Rally this weekend in Phoenix. I stopped by the carefree awning site and was talking to their rep about my flat pitch non-adjustable awning. I began telling him that it's not an auto dump, which I told him I wish I had. He stated that all flat pitch non-adjustable awnings had the auto-dump feature?? He said to test it, grab the awning at the edge, in the middle (while it's out) and pull on it in a downward motion, he said one of the arms will give away (go down) and then when I let go, it will bounce back up into it's original place. I kind of looked at him in disbelief
so he gave me his card and said to try it, If anything happened to the awning while doing it he would replace it for free. Has anyone with a non adjustable flat pitch tried this and if so what was the result?
I also told him I wanted to use some tie-downs on the corners to keep it more rigid and he said absolutely not, don't do it.
What do you guys think??