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Old 04-16-2019, 06:45 PM   #1
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Wonderful Carefree awning collapsed again

Second time it has loaded up with water and not dumped. Longitude by the way. Need a new arm, idler side. I've found a couple online, but haven't bought one yet. Anybody changed one? First time I had a guy that moonlighted a lot make the change, but he's no longer around. Not sure if the retaining clip and the pitch adjuster made it, they may be damaged too. Plan on trying to either change the arm or replace it all together. This time it didn't completely wad the arm up, just bent a little and pulled the roller out of the idler.

I always thought an awning was to keep the rain off your head when you were coming and going....Great product carefree....total junk.
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Old 04-16-2019, 07:22 PM   #2
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I lower both sides for a steeper pitch to shed water better. I put it in before leaving and while sleeping. Also if a storm is brewing and/or heavy rain or wind. That's if we even bother putting it out.
As far as changing out the arm, all I can say is the roller is under spring tension, so be careful.
Electric awnings aren't anywhere as robust as the old school manual ones. But either will bend/break/stretch if water collects.

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Old 04-16-2019, 07:32 PM   #3
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True. I lost a manual awing due to water build up. The electric awing I bring in overnight, if bad weather threatens, or if we are away from the campsite for an extened period of time. The electric sure makes it easier to extend and retract though.
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Old 04-16-2019, 07:35 PM   #4
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Yes, electric is nice. I opened and close my manual awnings just the same. That got old fast. Especially on those days we come and go a few times throughout the day.


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Because several folks have reported problems with the 'auto dump feature', I always dip one or both ends.... that and the fact the auto dump ALMOST dumped on ME!
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Old 04-16-2019, 08:01 PM   #6
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I love mine and have never had a problem. Mine has no dump feature, just a piston that will let water out if it gets heave and no adjustment capability.

I always bring it in part way if it's raining and never leave it all the way out if I leave the camper.

It's a bottom of the line Carefree.
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It is a 'sun shade', not a hurricane shelter
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:21 PM   #8
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Auto dump?
I’ve never seen mine auto dump and it’s been in some serious down pours
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Old 04-17-2019, 03:31 AM   #9
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I don't think the electric ones are spring loaded. The only pitch adjustment is the small clip that lowers the idler end, and it was adjusted to the max right after the first collapse. This time the roller came out of the idler end before the whole arm was destroyed like the first time. I was hoping somebody had replaced the idler and had some knowledge of the retainer in the idler and what was involved in replacing that. By the way it wasn't a hurricane or a storm of any kind, just steady rain, and yes I knew better...
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Old 04-17-2019, 06:43 AM   #10
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When I put my electric awning out, I look at which side of my campsite flows away from my trailer. That is the side of my awning that is about 3-4 inches lower than the uphill side. If heavy rain, then I lower the downhill side even more. Rain pours off that corner. Never has any issues.

WIND..... Now that's another problem. If it gets windy, I retract the awning. Sometimes, I will anchor it with straps.
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