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Old 02-05-2012, 09:58 PM   #1
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Electric Awning.....New user

Havent picked the trailer up yet, but it has an electric awning. Is there anything I need to know/do to it. I know there are mixed emotions on them, but it has one and I'll have a 2 year warranty on it, so I'll take my chances with it. It is an adjustable one, so that's good.

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Old 02-05-2012, 10:15 PM   #2
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I prefer a manual awning but our trailer came with the electric. It is handy and my wife can operate it with no problems. She really likes it.
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I really like mine. It is not adjustable but I still tie it down. The only problem is the wind will flip it back up very easily so we put it in if wind is going to be a problem.
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Do not like mine. It is not the adjustable type, to high in the air, hard to clean.
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Touch of a button convenience - yes. Harder to clean - yes. Like everything there are +'s and -'s. You really gotta watch the wind. Whenever we leave for more than a couple hours we roll ours in. Saw one once that a gust of wind got, not a pretty sight. Aluminum roll tube bent all to heck, fabric was flipped over on the roof, and one of the arms punched a hole in the fiberglass side. The guy took alot of pics for his insurance co. and hauled it all to the dumpster. If I had a choice when we bought our TT I would've gone with the regular awning. Ours is a steep pitch, not flat, so water runoff isn't a problem.
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Lots of nice things about the electric awning... HOWEVER they break to easy.... mine shattered a gear inside.... we had to remove all of the awning material... velcro the arms up... and take it in for repairs... I had talked to Carefree of Colorado several times while getting it ready for transport... they said it was under warranty... HOWEVER when it got to the dealers Carefree claimed they knew nothing about it and did not warranty it.... Jayco did under customer satisfaction... next time it fails I will go with a DOMETIC manual awning.
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Havent picked the trailer up yet, but it has an electric awning. Is there anything I need to know/do to it. I know there are mixed emotions on them, but it has one and I'll have a 2 year warranty on it, so I'll take my chances with it. It is an adjustable one, so that's good.

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If you are gone from the TT for any length of time, roll it in. I gust of wind can definitely torque your awning.

I have the elec awning and while I like the idea of pushing a button to open and close it, I wish I had the manual one.

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If you are gone from the TT for any length of time, roll it in. I gust of wind can definitely torque your awning.

I have the elec awning and while I like the idea of pushing a button to open and close it, I wish I had the manual one.

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Can you tilt an electric awning to allow rain to run off?
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Can you tilt an electric awning to allow rain to run off?
If they are adjustable like the one on my previous TT you could slope it by 3 notches. If it is not adjustable like the one on the current fiver you cannot slope it.
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Thanks rbrumfield... another thing I always wondered about was whether or not you could change the slope on them. Went to the RV Show in Houston this week and practically every Jayco I saw had electric awnings!
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