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Old 07-27-2014, 01:25 PM   #11
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I think the shock on the awning is designed to dump the awning when a certain weight of water has collected. Changing the shock could harm this feature.
I have the dometic electric awning. The pitch is easily adjustable by simply loosening a knob and pitching that side of the awning.
I believe the awning needs to be back to normal position before retracting. As for wind, my dealer advised me that these awnings are not as resistant to wind gust as are the manual awnings. Based on that advice I find it reasonable to stow the awning on windy days.

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Old 07-27-2014, 01:43 PM   #12
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New guy on the block here, but I have a 2008 greyhawk 31SS with power awning (Carefree of Colo I believe), and the directions (I actually read 'em,) stated that I could have each arm at different locations/stops (1-5) and the awning would retract and extend properly. never have to change it except for weather conditions per the directions.

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Old 07-28-2014, 06:33 AM   #13
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Electric awning question

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We learned that the awning has limited use in reality. There are days that are perfect for it's use but they are fewer than you might think. We never leave the awning out, we use it and then put it up unless it's on those perfect days and nights with zero chance of storms and light winds.

X2, besides making your site homey and unique, the actual value of an awning is minor, but we all like them anyway, I'm currently researching the best tie down solutions in another thread.
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:08 AM   #14
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darn it

The other day I saw a guy pulled over on the side of the highway with his awning all tangled and hanging, now I wish I would have stopped to ask him what kind it is/was.

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