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Old 08-17-2014, 01:21 PM   #21
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unlikely they are getting anything special for a power awning on a x19h featherlite. I am quite sure it will be a "sun shade" and need to be retracted during most rain events.
I'd have to look at one at the dealer to be sure, but it looks exactly the same as the one on my 2015 White Hawk from the photo on the Jayco site and some dealer sites. The one on the Pinnacle looks to also be the same.
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Old 08-17-2014, 01:27 PM   #22
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I'm confused...

Why do the power awnings have to be retracted during rain? Is it because of the possibility of high winds?

Are the power awnings on the JayFlight or Eagle series better than the Swift or SLX lines?
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Old 08-17-2014, 02:54 PM   #23
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The awning on my 2007 Eagle was a Carefree awning. It didn't have any adjustments. The awning on my 2015 White Hawk is a Dometic awning and has the same adjustments as the previous manual awnings that I have had. Unlike the Carefree, I can also lock it so that wind doesn't try to fold it up. It appears that all the 2015 trailers have the same Dometic power awning, although I'm not sure about that. I'm just trying to tell from photos. You would need to check at a dealer to make sure.
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Old 08-17-2014, 04:31 PM   #24
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Possibly because they've never seen one of the new power awnings?
I have not changed order as I am just reading all the replies. Guess I need a video or pics to understand some of the differences with configuration, but we usually like having options and the manual awning sounds more interesting than I would have thought.

In the meantime, we are driving our poor salesman buggy.

Thanks to all for the varied but good input.
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Old 08-17-2014, 04:32 PM   #25
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The power awning on my new White Hawk can be adjusted for angle and made to tilt from one end to the other. Both sides are independently adjustable. It can also be tied down if I want to. The best of both worlds. It's much more adjustable than the one on my 2007 Eagle and much faster. I just went out and timed mine - 13.5 sec out or in. The only thing that I can't do is use deflappers.
Prithee - what is a deflapper. Almost sounds painful as in something that pulls flaps - whatever those are.
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Old 08-17-2014, 04:36 PM   #26
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the other thing is that it comes with a power tongue jack in the package. Another thing I definitely didn't want but maybe you do. I like anything that is manual. I am on vacation, the extra couple of minutes electric stuff does for me is irrelevant and will undoubtedly last longer with manual stuff
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Old 08-17-2014, 04:38 PM   #27
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Prithee - what is a deflapper. Almost sounds painful as in something that pulls flaps - whatever those are.
they attach to the sides of your awning material and the top support rails on manual awnings to keep the awning from "flapping". I don't use them but my awning is only 10 feet
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I've had both and prefer my power awning hands down. it is fully adjustable so i can leave it out in the rain and lower both sides if if gets breezy. mine takes approximately 10 seconds to expand and retract as well.
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Old 08-17-2014, 04:52 PM   #29
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I'm confused...

Why do the power awnings have to be retracted during rain? Is it because of the possibility of high winds?

Are the power awnings on the JayFlight or Eagle series better than the Swift or SLX lines?
I absolutely KNOW that I am not the best one to be giving advice but I just watched some videos on this. If the awning is out and level, it can collect rain and the weight of the water can stretch the fabric and/or collapse the awning, which can cause damage in different ways. With the manual awning, you can tilt one side of the awning down a bit, and this allow the rain to run off, which is safer and also will allow you to keep the awning open during the rain and give you a dry spot for bikes, wood, etc. and allow easier and cleaner access to your TT.

My followup question is whether the newer manual awnings for the x19h allow users to adjust one side downward as you can do with the manual . . .

Maybe someone more knowledgeable will reply to our combined questions.
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My followup question is whether the newer manual awnings for the x19h allow users to adjust one side downward as you can do with the manual . . .

Maybe someone more knowledgeable will reply to our combined questions.
The power one on my White Hawk can be adjusted downward, either together or separately. The awning owner's manual says to make one end 10" lower than the other for the reasons that you stated. From the photos I found on dealer sites, it appears that the X19H uses the same awning, but you need to confirm this with the dealer or Jayco to be 100% sure.
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