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Old 03-11-2011, 02:30 PM   #41
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bbhoth, I was thinking along the same lines. I let you be the test lab and wait for your results. Check out Carefree's web site. You can down load the manuals at: http://www.carefreeofcolorado.com/ca...&categoryid=28

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Old 03-11-2011, 09:21 PM   #42
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A little off topic but can the sun screen and the tabs for hanging light be used together. The DW and I like the lites and the sun screen would be really nice during the summer here in Az. thanx Ernie
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A little off topic but can the sun screen and the tabs for hanging light be used together. The DW and I like the lites and the sun screen would be really nice during the summer here in Az. thanx Ernie


Our little track on our flat pitched awning is now being used for the hanging Patty o Screen. Not sure how well lights will attach to a "flat pitched" awning will work. It doesn't have that automatic retraction as the adjustable elec awnings do when the wind hits, so if you had to pull in the awning quickly and have to dismantle the lights.... hmmmm not sure, as we haven't done it yet.

Maybe those with the adjustable awnings can attest to, but us with the flat pitched can't easily do lights as if even a minor breeze comes up, we have to retract the awning quickly and may not have time to take down the lights??
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Thanx H, good point, I have the adjustable awning. But will both the patio screen and the light tabs fit in the slot together. If they don't then I guess we have got to make up our minds what we want more of, the light or the patio screen. Thanx Ernie
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Hey since Carefree wants crazy money for the upgraded arms that are adjustable, what about drilling your own holes and using removable pins to make your own adjustments.

Will one of you with the 2011 awning measure the distance of the six holes on the arm, and post some pictures, I would be willing to test this out and post my results.

I will take some pics for you tomorrow.
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I hope this helps. The holes are about two inches apart.
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I was doing some online research about the Carefree Travel'r awning and found out that you can add the Direct Response Auto-Retraction System. It will make the awning auto retract in windy conditions. I think this is new to the Travel'r and it can be installed on the adjustable pitch version. The kit is available for less than $100. Doesn't seem too bad. The install instructions look pretty strait forward. The only snag maybe how difficult it is to run wiring back to the inside switch that needs to be added. I'm not sure how the wiring is currently run from the switch to the motor. My understanding is that there is no wiring in the outside fiberglass walls of an Eagle. We lost our awning on our current trailer so I'm going to be extra cautious with our 314BDS thats on it's way.
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We bought a 2010 31 BHDS in may of last year, the awning was a sticking point because of all we heard about them. when we were at the dealer they took the time to extent the the electic awning for us and it has a nice pitch. we did end up with the electic awning and love it. when we were in OBX a storm came up really quick and all we did was push a button from inside and the awning was in. after the wind stopped and it was just raining we put it back out to see of it would collect water and dump on its own. we figured we could pull it in quickly if it looked like it was not working. well we ended up sitting under there for the rest of he storm and the water just ran off. I think it depends on the make as to the way it pitches. I'v seen sone that are flat and no to very lttle pitch. ours has a steep pitch.
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I think it depends on the make as to the way it pitches. I'v seen sone that are flat and no to very lttle pitch. ours has a steep pitch.
Ya know, I think it's just the "lower end" Jayco models that got stuck with that flat pitch. Glad to hear you have the nice adjustable awning!
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I have the pitched electric awning... went to retract it because of an incoming storm.. could hear the motor whirring but nothing happened...awning would not retract... had to get a couple of guys to help me manually roll up the awning.... it unrolled in the storm as there was no tension on the tube.... ripped the awning... No dealers near here... called carefree they sent me to someone that had not been a dealer in 5 years... and he was not interested in looking at it..
had to pull the fabric off the roller and zip tie the frame to the RV body... Can you say not very happy?...... I wish I had my old manual one back...
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