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Old 03-24-2016, 05:41 AM   #11
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I have not seen a conversion kit for a manual one.

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Old 03-25-2016, 08:05 PM   #12
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My 2012 just started doing that, just a second or two when I open it. I will have to check out the track and the shock arm


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I have a new pinnacle with an electric awning. And it's doing exactly that. It's sounds like it's hanging up. I will start with siliconing the strut piston. Any updates since March on y'all's?
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I miss my old manual awning, as it took the wind quite well.
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Old 06-06-2016, 12:08 PM   #15
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Bug your dealer until they get it fixed. Ours did that new and dealer insisted it was fine. We listened. Of course, a couple years down the road and it got hung up one too many times and required a new arm and motor.
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Old 06-06-2016, 12:35 PM   #16
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So, we're into about 6 months and we've used the RV on several long trips and several short weekends.

Awning still making the same noise - I tried silicon, oil, trying some different adjustments. Nothing helped. Silicon made it a little quieter, but didn't last long. Of course you get the noise and rough operating when opening or closing the awning - but the really annoying thing is when the awning is open and you get any kind of breeze, you get the same creaking-groaning noise as the arm moves with the wind. I'm also getting a little of the same noise from the other arm, just not as bad.

At this point I think it's just a really bad design or just a cheap product. I really like the awning we had on our last RV (Starcraft) better. I also don't believe it's going to stop as it "loosens up" as the dealer stated.

I am going to push them on doing something again when I have the RV in the shop for other work or maintenance. I just don't want to make a special trip just for the awning. I do have the 2 year warranty, so I have time.

I'll keep you up to date - thanks for the comments.
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Old 06-07-2016, 08:21 AM   #17
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Yes sir thanks for updating us. I bought the silicone and did that nylon rope trick someone was saying then sprayed silicone on the piston and That did the trick for now. I could barely hear it inside the trailer.
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What areas of a manual awning do I need to lube?
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Old 07-01-2017, 08:05 AM   #19
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yes, press the dealer to fix. My care free is absolutely smooth and quiet. Love it
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Old 07-04-2017, 07:23 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by Jack in Alaska View Post
Can a manual Carefree awning be converted to electrical.?
I am tired of the 3AM underwear dance when the wind comes up.
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