Originally Posted by usmc616
I am told the dump feature is an additional piston on one side of the awning so if the awning material starts to fill with water it then will be dumped off to that side.
Exactly, we have had two TTs with the electric awning and been in some torrential downpours. Once about 15lbs (If I remember correctly) gets on the awning, the shock absorber gives and all the water runs off one end. Just don't be standing under that end when it does
. Has worked flawlessly for us. You can try it out. Go to the end with the shock (like the liftgate shocks on vehicles), grab the awning and pull down.
Jayco did have a bad batch of motors come thru in 2010s at least, don't know if affected other years. The motor just slowly gives out. They replace for free and are aware some units got them. (got our 19H) .
Anyway, with the TT comes a "bypass" kit if your TT battery it toast or switch gone bad. It has some cables and instructions how to retract the awning using the TV battery.
We haven't had the "not enought shade" issue. For one I beleive the 19H isn't too tall. We've only been out once in our 314.....not that is tall, so we may run into that issue later. If so, Home Depot here I come
We love the E-awning and had a buddy who always had manual and was not wanting the "fancy" stuff, but bought a used TT with one on it and loves it now.