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Old 01-19-2014, 02:51 PM   #1
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Power Awning?

Just ordered my RV and I chose to go with the power package which includes the power nose jack and power awning. I can still make a change to my order. How durable are these power awnings? Is the power awning a good choice? All of the new ones seem to have them, but that does not mean they are good.
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:02 PM   #2
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Lots of people chimed in on a thread I started a few weeks ago about this topic:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...ering-the-X19H

I went w/ the power package on my recently ordered Jay Feather X213.
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:25 PM   #3
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Consider it a real benefit because didn't have one on our previous TT. As a result we hardly ever used the awning unless rain was predicted. Just too much of a hassle to set it up and then if the wind came up you had to drop everything to put it up or risk loosing it. With the auto awning, you push a switch and it goes out or back in in about 30 seconds and you do it from the comfort of your TT.
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:01 PM   #4
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We were wary but love it. Don't know how long they last.
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:36 PM   #5
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I did notice there is a post about recalls on a certain type of awning but can't remember which one but if you'll look on I'm sure you can find it!!! I got the number so I will be calling Jayco myself and give them the vin. # to see if mine happens to be one of them, apparently they have a problem opening while driving down the road which would be a big problem unless you were running on fumes and needed the tailwind to assist for being able to make it to the next fuel station, lol!!!
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:11 PM   #6
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I did notice there is a post about recalls on a certain type of awning but can't remember which one but if you'll look on I'm sure you can find it!!! I got the number so I will be calling Jayco myself and give them the vin. # to see if mine happens to be one of them, apparently they have a problem opening while driving down the road which would be a big problem unless you were running on fumes and needed the tailwind to assist for being able to make it to the next fuel station, lol!!!
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:15 PM   #7
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One of our useful resources here for topics like this are our polls. Awning poll and discussion:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...highlight=poll
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:30 PM   #8
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i have the power awning on mine, its great and comes with the handy LED lights under it, which work great when your sitting out front drinking
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:14 PM   #9
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We enjoy the convenience of the power awning, but our salesman & parts manager told me that if the winds or gusts are over 5 mph, bring it in! We were out this summer & I had one side stake down with a tie down & was getting ready to do the other side when the wind really started blowing hard! The awning started billowing out just like a huge sail & started bouncing the arms up & down like crazy! I yelled to my wife to bring in the awning just as I got the tie down off & the wind settled long enough to get it in! You talk about terrified, all I saw was big $$$ signs in my eyes & no TT for weeks! The good Lord was certainly favoring us with his blessing that day, lol! So my advice is to watch the wind & bring it in at night, even if it's supposed to be calm, better safe than sorry!
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I have had both and both have advantages and disadvantages. The power is easy for the wife to do by herself but is not as strong the way the arms are designed to tie it down. I never leave it out unattended and if it's windy it stays in . The manual one is a little more difficult to set up but when tied down properly can withstand some pretty strong winds. I like to use " the claw " it's a couple of anchors that they use to tie down small aircraft And work great. Which is best ? It's what fits you that counts . As I get older I get lazy and like the power just don't leave it unattended .
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