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Old 10-11-2015, 10:01 PM   #31
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That is way nicer than my 2x4. U would think there would be a commercial product out there since the market is there. It is a pain to roll up ever time u lv especially when u have a bunch of stuff set up outside and need some rain protection
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Old 10-12-2015, 06:52 AM   #32
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So far our carefree has worked flawlessly for over 2 years and we have left it out during the rains. I may look into some support poles.
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:34 PM   #33
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Our ist trip out with our Pinnacle 36FBTS was on labor day weekend, on sunday night we had heavy rain all night, before I reallized it our awning was full of water and it dumped itself a few times, I didnt care for that so I raised the arm adjustment by the door and tilted the awning one way, I left the awning up all night and it never buildt up with water, it all ran off one way, even on the maual awnings we owned we always left one side lower than the other so the water would run off it
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I just could not trust auto dump like u. It would seem overtime fabric would stretch after filling with water and self dumping. What model is the awning is it the eclipse?
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Old 10-13-2015, 06:29 AM   #35
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According to carefree, this awning is the Longitude. According to the manual, you can adjust tilt only 3 holes difference from one arm to the other, which was done immediately when it was extended the first time. Any more than that, according to the manual, will cause damage when it is retracted. You could move the roller back and forth when it was extended, so I figured it was fine. I think the weight from pooling is too far forward to allow auto dump. Just a thought, I'm not an engineer, although Carefree engineers started emailing to figure out where they missed the mark on this one.
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Thanks for the info. I am happy to here carefree is looking into what caused this
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I cannot find that model but they have a latitude, was that maybe it
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I couldn'the find it listed on Thier site either. Chalk it up to another great bit of info from carefree.
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I'm a bit late to this thread, so I apologize... But wouldn't adding a support pole to grade sort of defeat the purpose of a powered furling awning? I mean if it looks like rain overnight just bring in the awning, right? Who keeps anything of extreme value under the awning that couldn't take some rain?
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Old 10-13-2015, 09:49 PM   #40
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Not really. I don't like rigging down everything under the awning, and don't like it all getting soaked, but that's just me. It's one of those things that a lot of made remarks on, until they installed one, used it, then retracted that statement. I'm not trying to sell anybody on it, just throwing ideas out there, and know what has worked on ours and 100's of others in less than desirable weather. I only use the awning supports probably 25% of the time. That's what's great about ours, it is self storing and stays on the awning. Nothing really to rig down. Once set up, it makes it more of a ridged structure. Rigging down? Pull the 2 straps loose and power the awning in. The poles fold back on their own. I mentioned earlier, but I'll post pictures of our specific set up once I'm home. They are a little different than the pictures I already posted.
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