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Old 08-27-2016, 04:10 PM   #21
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Old 08-27-2016, 04:11 PM   #22
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Old 08-27-2016, 04:19 PM   #23
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Old 08-27-2016, 04:43 PM   #24
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Old 08-27-2016, 04:48 PM   #25
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Guess you could always buy a Model T.
not sure if that would tow an Escape trailer, however while not knowing exactly what "model" it is, a neighbor has one of those old "model T pickups" . It does drive around although a bit slow, and it looks like it has wood spoke rubber wheels.
have to admit electric start was a welcome automotive advance.
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Old 08-27-2016, 05:00 PM   #26
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How well does that model T work as an awning? Isn't that what the thread is about ?
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Old 08-27-2016, 05:03 PM   #27
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How well does that model T work as an awning? Isn't that what the thread is about ?
Started out that way and then got into why power awnings, windows etc. are a bad thing.
I'd expand, but I'm busy updating my Tom Tom.
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Old 10-21-2016, 03:29 PM   #28
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please post your build pics when in production,you may have the 1st of this new manual kind awing.....and curious minds want to know more. Thanks in advance...
I received my first build pictures today from ETI in respect of my 2017-model 17B with MANUAL AWNING specified in big bold letters on my build sheet.

Here is the one exterior photo I received...
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Old 10-21-2016, 03:51 PM   #29
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Why would one omit a power awning if it has a manual operation if needed like a power jack does? Was there a price difference? Sorry if asked/answered previously- I know there was quite a long discussion when the new awning was first announced.
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Old 10-21-2016, 10:35 PM   #30
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... we just don't want the added weight, complexity and battery drain of the power version. No cost adjustment for going manual.
We have a very nice Fiamma F45S awning on our VW Westphalia campvervan that has performed well and stood the test of time. It's not a big deal to crank it by hand. Did not see the need for a power awning on the trailer with the added complexity plus worrying about if it close automatically if needed. We'll be cautious about deploying or leaving it up in iffy situations just like we do with the Westy's awning.

We are the type of people who have sent a 10-year-old stereo to Reace to install in our unit, just because it has manual round controls, we know how to operate it, and doesn't look like a freakin' disco light show when you turn it on.

We are so lucky we can have these trailers built OUR way.
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