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Old 10-14-2013, 08:04 PM   #1
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Electric awning question

I have an electric awning on my 23j. It seems like when there is a nice gust of wind it becomes very unstable and once I had it blow back into the camper. It didn't do any damage but am wondering if you put a stronger shock on them would it take care of this issue? Has anyone tried this?
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:28 PM   #2
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There are products available that will make your awning more stable than it already is. And there are pictures and stories "out there" where wind ripped the awning off the TT completely - causing a lot of damage. I take mine in if there is any wind I think might hurt it.
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:49 PM   #3
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Isn't there some type of wind sensor that automatically rolls up the awning in windy conditions?
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:34 AM   #4
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Isn't there some type of wind sensor that automatically rolls up the awning in windy conditions?
No...not on all models. My 2010 electric awning does not have it.
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No...not on all models. My 2010 electric awning does not have it.
Yeah mine doesn't have it either.

I thought there was an after-market product you could buy and install it your-self.

I just found this link to one:

http://www.rvbusiness.com/2012/12/so...or-rv-awnings/
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:24 AM   #6
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I have an electric awning on my 23j. It seems like when there is a nice gust of wind it becomes very unstable and once I had it blow back into the camper. It didn't do any damage but am wondering if you put a stronger shock on them would it take care of this issue? Has anyone tried this?
I think that a stronger shock may keep the awning extended longer in high winds. But even so, that would not strengthen the frame, fabric, or attachment points. Really the only thing that helps in high (or even moderate) wind for an electric awning is to stow it. The surface area of the awning is so large and therefore the sail area so large that something will give in high winds.
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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.
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Yeah mine doesn't have it either.

I thought there was an after-market product you could buy and install it your-self.

I just found this link to one:

http://www.rvbusiness.com/2012/12/so...or-rv-awnings/
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Well I decided to contact the manufacturer about their wind sensor I posted about in the link above. They responded and said it is available, but will only work with their motors.
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I had the same problem with mine the first year I had the trailer. I have the Carefree electic adjustable awning. The canvas blew onto the top of the the camper one time, then moved back into position. I found that by lowering the awning to its lowest setting, or close to it, it is much less apt to be blown around by the wind. I have not had the problem since I started to do that. I do retract it if it is going to be unusually windy or storms are forcast. I have thought about getting the wind sensor auto retract feature, just haven't done it yet.
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I have the electric awning on my 30.5. This is my first experience with an electric awning, and this one has the adjustable pitch feature. Can anyone tell my what position the awning has to be in to adjust the pitch?
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