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Old 03-28-2016, 04:05 PM   #291
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after struggling getting my awning down again i would go for an electric awning !! just cant seem to remember the steps it just never seems intuitive i need to look again and write them down.
Problems with the electric awning . Besides not as strong as manual , very little adjustment. Once you learn the steps to open and close your manual awning it will become second nature to you . I can open and close by self now . My first same like awning was intimidationg. Now I just open and close myself without a thought . Pat
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Old 03-28-2016, 04:33 PM   #292
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after struggling getting my awning down again i would go for an electric awning !! just cant seem to remember the steps it just never seems intuitive i need to look again and write them down.
For those that want something to print out, with pictures, I captured screen shots of Tammy deploying the awning. See attached.
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Old 03-28-2016, 04:44 PM   #293
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For those that want something to print out, with pictures, I captured screen shots of Tammy deploying the awning. See attached.
Thanks for that Donna . Sometimes I just don't think of pictures worth a thousand words ! Pat
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Although this is purely anecdotal, I'll share it anyway...

Several times when we were camped with trailers around us that had the case awnings (no support arms on the trailer body) we watched with amusement as the owners scrambled to close their awnings because of rain or wind. Several have come to warn us to put the awning away. We've left it deployed in most of these situations, and it doesn't even phase it. If my awning had no support other than the telescoping arms along the top, and it cost over two grand, you can bet I'd have been scrambling too.
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Old 03-28-2016, 06:27 PM   #295
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I'm thinking a Fiamma awning alternative would be great. These don't have the supports that attach to the side of the trailer, but are manual crank-out and have vertical supports that contact the ground like a tent pole. They are free-standing without ropes, but can be roped down if you want. The F45 version comes in a 11'6" size which would work on a 19'. Price is $927, which should be cheaper than the Dometic.
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Old 03-28-2016, 06:37 PM   #296
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Problems with the electric awning . Besides not as strong as manual , very little adjustment. Once you learn the steps to open and close your manual awning it will become second nature to you . I can open and close by self now . My first same like awning was intimidationg. Now I just open and close myself without a thought . Pat
I agree, like anything, it gets easier with practice. Maybe I'm a control freak but I like to put the legs out, stake them down, put the flopper stoppers on and then I'll decide when it's time to take it down.

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Unless that electric awning can be deployed at 20 to 30 degrees on the front bar and tilt on the left and right on the front corners, the usability in the field will be pretty poor. I can't think of a time when I deployed my awning at a 90 degree detente.
I haven't seen anything that would suggest it has this capability yet, and if it doesn't, then it's a very expensive passenger side weight.
The current awning is the same one I've had prior on stickies. It's a breeze to deploy once learned, and can be set at almost unlimited angles, which in the SW, change all day. I'm hoping the new awning can do the same, but not looking like it at the moment.
Here's some examples of the deployments at Quartzsite showing some of the necessary down angles and corner tilt when in the field.
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Although this is purely anecdotal, I'll share it anyway...

Several times when we were camped with trailers around us that had the case awnings (no support arms on the trailer body) we watched with amusement as the owners scrambled to close their awnings because of rain or wind. Several have come to warn us to put the awning away. We've left it deployed in most of these situations, and it doesn't even phase it. If my awning had no support other than the telescoping arms along the top, and it cost over two grand, you can bet I'd have been scrambling too.
I you said it !Pat
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Also was thinking maybe you will think you on a boat at sea . Escapes are lighter then the stickies Pat
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I'm thinking a Fiamma awning alternative would be great. These don't have the supports that attach to the side of the trailer, but are manual crank-out and have vertical supports that contact the ground like a tent pole. They are free-standing without ropes, but can be roped down if you want. The F45 version comes in a 11'6" size which would work on a 19'. Price is $927, which should be cheaper than the Dometic.
Yes and if you look at pictures of these awnings there are chrome attachments 2 on the sides if you don't want on the ground ,they attach on the sides too . I would be OK with that set up if I didn't have the tried and true manual Pat
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