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Old 08-20-2017, 03:32 PM   #1
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Make sure you check awning for sticks/rocks before retracting. Just found a rock was lodged in there and it tore a few holes.
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Old 08-20-2017, 05:37 PM   #2
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We found it does not do a good job brushing leaves and small twigs off as the awning retracts. There is a small lip on the outside piece and it catches them. On ours they kept it open about 3/4 of an inch and the motor did not sound very happy. I opened it about one half foot and cleaned the debris out.
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Don't want to trash the electric awning, but it seems the more I hear about them the happier I am with the old style Carefree Fiesta.
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Old 08-20-2017, 06:51 PM   #4
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Don't want to trash the electric awning, but it seems the more I hear about them the happier I am with the old style Carefree Fiesta.
Well, I can report that we were up in the ADK's this weekend and it got windy and the awning automatically retracted, so we were happy to find that feature truly does work. That is one positive.
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I think that the automatic awning maybe making some users lax in their normal non automatic responsibilities. I certainly look for debris before just standing inside and pushing a button, how clogging debris and a rock does damage is certainly not the automatic awning's fault, more like operator error. I sweep and inspect for debris before closing and there is a brush on the lip that sweeps off some small debris, something that was not on the manual awning.
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... and there is a brush on the lip that sweeps off some small debris, something that was not on the manual awning.
Well yeah, because it didn't have to be on the manual awning. Debris won't jam it.
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If I did not sweep off the manual awning it would just trap the stuff inside and made cleaning a lot harder later, particularly bird droppings.
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Old 08-21-2017, 06:54 AM   #8
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I think that the automatic awning maybe making some users lax in their normal non automatic responsibilities. I certainly look for debris before just standing inside and pushing a button, how clogging debris and a rock does damage is certainly not the automatic awning's fault, more like operator error. I sweep and inspect for debris before closing and there is a brush on the lip that sweeps off some small debris, something that was not on the manual awning.
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Yes but it was easier to do on the older ones. No way to lower this one to get to the stuff on it. So most of it is not real accessable until you have it almost closed. So a small rock could get sucked in. Or are you recommending everyone carry a ladder to look over the awning before it is retracted?
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If I did not sweep off the manual awning it would just trap the stuff inside and made cleaning a lot harder later, particularly bird droppings.
Yes, but when you stow the old style awning, you lower it down to the pins before rolling it up. In doing so, any debris falls off, and any that doesn't is easily cleared with a broom. Hard to do if the awning doesn't tilt down.

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Yes but it was easier to do on the older ones.
Exactly.
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Yes, but when you stow the old style awning, you lower it down to the pins before rolling it up. In doing so, any debris falls off, and any that doesn't is easily cleared with a broom. Hard to do if the awning doesn't tilt down.



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Not being able to have our "Classic Awning " would be a deal breaker for us . Robert on another note was able to use the Sam 1 fan upgrade finally .Absolutely love the fan upgrade . It is so quiet , have to remember to shut it off . What a improvement ! Thanks again for the help . Pat
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