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Old 01-06-2010, 08:30 PM   #21
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If ya find that Carefree does come up with a set of arms to convert the flat pitch to adjustable, please post the info. I'm hoping that they will at some point......
Ok Yall,

Here's what I got back from Carefree via email...

"You can keep your rollertube and fabric and purchase either Travel'r Steep Pitch or Eclipsearms. The Travel'r is a set pitch awning (can not be adjusted), whichthere are two versions, Flat (comes straight out from RV and Steep(requires 14.5" above the door). "

Sincerely, Laura McCauley
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Carefree of Colorado
2145 W. 6th Ave. Broomfield, CO 80020
Have a Carefree Day!


Still may want to give them a phone call to confirm...


Regards, Hamshog
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:00 PM   #22
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Does anyone clamp down one side of the bracket so it creates a "lean to one side" for water to drain?
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I was camping on a windy day and retracted my electric awning. Later on I went for a walk with my 4 year old. Every TT with an electric awning had them retracted, all except one. The owner was tending to his BBQ and I inquired about his setup. He purchased an electric awning tie down kit from his dealer. He had straps tied to both ends of his awning and they were anchored to the ground with an in line spring.

He told me he usually makes one side tighter to give him a tilt for rain runpoff and when it gets windy he tightens both ends. He said he has used it for 2 years and no problems.

The next day when the wind picked up I went to his site and his awning was just as steady as any manual awning I saw.
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Just curious what the "dump feature" is on the electric awnings? The tip we were told about was to extend the awning and then pull the arm down about 1-2" and drill a small hole in the track that is attached the the trailer. You then pull the arm down and put in a pin. This creates a small droop in the awning fabric to allow water to run off. Of course you need to pull the pin before retracting the awning.
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Old 10-25-2010, 01:09 PM   #25
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I am told the dump feature is an additional piston on one side of the awning so if the awning material starts to fill with water it then will be dumped off to that side.
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I am told the dump feature is an additional piston on one side of the awning so if the awning material starts to fill with water it then will be dumped off to that side.
Exactly, we have had two TTs with the electric awning and been in some torrential downpours. Once about 15lbs (If I remember correctly) gets on the awning, the shock absorber gives and all the water runs off one end. Just don't be standing under that end when it does . Has worked flawlessly for us. You can try it out. Go to the end with the shock (like the liftgate shocks on vehicles), grab the awning and pull down.
Jayco did have a bad batch of motors come thru in 2010s at least, don't know if affected other years. The motor just slowly gives out. They replace for free and are aware some units got them. (got our 19H) .
Anyway, with the TT comes a "bypass" kit if your TT battery it toast or switch gone bad. It has some cables and instructions how to retract the awning using the TV battery.
We haven't had the "not enought shade" issue. For one I beleive the 19H isn't too tall. We've only been out once in our 314.....not that is tall, so we may run into that issue later. If so, Home Depot here I come
We love the E-awning and had a buddy who always had manual and was not wanting the "fancy" stuff, but bought a used TT with one on it and loves it now.
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Electric Awning

I am surprised to see as many good reports about the Carefree electric awning.
I for one thing it is a POS and have had nothing but problems with it. I understand there are some modification to the electric awning of today which allow the pitch to be changed but in my opinion my 2009 model is almost entirely useless.
The motor went out this past summer while the awning was partially extended. It took 3 of us to roll the awning back to the retracted position. There is no way to lock it after the motor goes out so it unfolded on the way down the canyon going home. Fortunately i had a supply of rope which allowed me to tie to unfolded awning to the TT and by driving very slowly i was able to get the TT home. My warranty was almost up so had a hell of a time getting Jayco and Carefree to fix it under the warranty.
I would be very skeptical about getting another unless it is one that has been modified to accomplish some of the capabilities of the manual awnings.
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In order to allow you to add some pitch for water runoff, you can replace the arms with kit OV25APHW from Carefree. Its the arms only, you use your original canvas top and roller end. You cant buy direct from Carefree, I found it for $700 online when I Googled Carefree OV25APHW. But $700 seems quite steep to me. Think I'll try to find a different way of doing it.
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carefree Awnings Do Pitch

I just bought 2011 jayco G2 33rlds. I was sorta bummed when I learned on this site that you could not pitch your electric awning. In addition, the dealer was not informed and stated same.

I came home rolled out the awning and I like the ease of it. had a manual one that I did't mind to much on my motorhome. I could leave it attached or post it up depending on my surroundings.

Needless to say I READ my Carefree manual because I was looking at my Awning one day and saw holes along the arms. Like the ones on my manual Awning. Well after reading the CAREFREE owners manual it gives you instructions on how YOU CAN pitch your awning down from the flat awning. I simply pushed in the buttons and slid the arms down. You can even pitch it to one side for water drainage to one side. It only advises you don't go more than 3 pin holes difference.

The best part is you can roll it up pitched you dont have to move the awning to flat to roll up. I like the awning now and am sure glad I didn't have it removed.

GOOD LUCK>>>> Hope this help you...
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Bulldogs,
You luck dog, you got the adjustable pitch awning. :hihi: The 2010's got the fixed pitch. I'm still considering springing the $700+ for new arms.
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