From earlier in the thread...
Originally Posted by Canadark
... 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.