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Old 03-05-2019, 01:16 PM   #1
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Our final build sheet is due on the 20th, so we are down to the final decisions. We have heard some concerns over the Power Awning not working well, but we wonder if the 'arms' on the Manual Awning restrict latching the door open. I would appreciate any suggestions or comments. Thank you.
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Old 03-05-2019, 01:56 PM   #2
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Minnesota is starting to have a fairly large contingent of Escape owners! My brother and his wife who live in Apple Valley MN and my wife and I, Minneapolis, will be picking up our 21'ers in May. My brother went with the manual awning and I went with the power. You will find opinions all over the map on this topic. Different people use the awning in different ways. Read the different threads on the topic. There is no right or wrong way to go. Get what you think will be best for you.


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Old 03-05-2019, 02:00 PM   #3
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I think ETI switched several months ago to a new entry door that only opens about 90 degrees and has a built in mechanism to latch it open in that position, so it should not conflict with the awning arms on the manual awning.
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Old 03-05-2019, 02:52 PM   #4
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Thank you. That explains why I saw someone post that they do not like the new 90 degree door. Perhaps they needed to do that due to the manual awning?
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Old 03-05-2019, 02:54 PM   #5
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Thank you! I am terrible at navigating the site. Is there a search word that works to find those conversations? I have not been able to find much.
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Old 03-05-2019, 03:20 PM   #6
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Thank you. That explains why I saw someone post that they do not like the new 90 degree door. Perhaps they needed to do that due to the manual awning?
They have gone through several variations of door trying to find the perfect one....originally was a standard door that swung all the way open and had a latch on the side of the trailer to secure it in the open position. Then they switched to one with a tensioned hinge that was fairly tight and supposed to stay open on its own, but it apparently had some issues. Now the new 90 degree door...the search for the perfect trouble free door apparently continues.
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Old 03-05-2019, 07:25 PM   #7
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Thank you! I am terrible at navigating the site. Is there a search word that works to find those conversations? I have not been able to find much.

Click on "Search" drop down and use the Google search. Try variations such as Awning, Power Awning, Manual Awning etc.
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Old 03-06-2019, 05:52 AM   #8
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Our final build sheet is due on the 20th, so we are down to the final decisions. We have heard some concerns over the Power Awning not working well, but we wonder if the 'arms' on the Manual Awning restrict latching the door open.
We picked up our 5.0 TA on October 26 and are now entering our fourteenth week camping. The arms will NOT be in the way if you decide to remove the shock for the 90 degree door to latch the door fully open. Living in Minnesota, camping in the rain is a reality. We have already sat outside in the rain twice, once all day and haven't even camped in rainy Minnesota yet (we live in the wettest part of Minnesota). Having owned thirteen previous campers, this is by far the easiest manual awning to deploy we've ever had.

Also, we have the 90 degree door and are happy with it.

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Old 03-06-2019, 08:19 AM   #9
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Thank you! From pictures, it looks like the rear arm of the manual awning obstructs the back passenger side window when the awning is not extended. Have you found that to be an issue?
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No arms, no poles, no obstructions with the power awning and awning windows. With the manual awning you may want to consider conventional sliders which have the divider in the middle, just about where the awning pole is located, one less obstruction.
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