Originally Posted by Camper_bob
Congrats on the maiden voyage!
The awning behavior sounds normal, it is a "dump" feature (dumps gathered rain water out so it doesn't build up and rip up the awning or bend the supports). It also keeps the awning from getting torn up by allowing the supports to move when it's windy instead of having them rigid, leaving only the awning itself to take the brunt and get ripped up.
Thanks, appreciate the feedback. I figured this had something to do with the design, but being my first powered awning, I was a little worried. Hopefully the weather clears up and this wont be an issue again....BUT, its Oregon, so its always 50/50 chance of Rain.