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Old 01-19-2014, 08:01 PM   #11
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I hate mine.. really.. it stopped working the first time I used it.. the gear inside the power head shattered.. Jayco replaced the unit for me .. but if and when I have to replace it myself it will be with a manual... screen rooms work better with the manual ones than with the power ones..

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Old 01-20-2014, 09:15 AM   #12
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+1 for power. The outlaws have a Class C with manual awning. They never use it because it is such a PITA. Ours has power awning and we use it all the time. The wind picks up and we just wheel it in, no problem... It is also designed for the arms to flex instead of bending or breaking, so it will dump water and will handle some pretty good gusts. I don't generally test it though; if it gets windy it comes in.


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Old 01-20-2014, 10:55 AM   #13
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My dealer considers awnings like an annuity- a good steady source of income. His advice is never leave the awning out and unattended. The power awning makes it a lot easier to follow this advice. With the power awning I always retract the awning at night and whenever we leave the trailer. I will admit to leaving the awning extended when we had the manual type. Fortunately I never had a problem.

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