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Old 06-01-2016, 11:25 PM   #11
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There are lots of similar awnings that would work with the moulded relief. If the vertical legs folds into the case, they would work fine.
Thanks - that makes sense for a manual awning. I was picturing legs which stay vertical and fold against the trailer wall.
It does sound like a lot of hassle to avoid a problem which may not exist; reminds me of setting up an old tent trailer.
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Old 06-02-2016, 12:31 AM   #12
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More questions about the awning. So is there a choice of manual or automatic on the 2017>? the problem I have seen on the two Escapes I have seen is that the awning itself when rolled up is exposed to the elements and all the road dust and dirt. Both of the awning I saw were in 2015s and they both had icky black mold on them. Is this being addressed?
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Old 06-02-2016, 12:35 AM   #13
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More questions about the awning. So is there a choice of manual or automatic on the 2017?
I'm 99.9999% sure: You either get the automatic awning, or you can delete the awning.(this has been covered in other threads)

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... the problem I have seen on the two Escapes I have seen is that the awning itself when rolled up is exposed to the elements and all the road dust and dirt. Both of the awning I saw were in 2015s and they both had icky black mold on them. Is this being addressed?
I'm 99.9999% sure: The 2017 Escape has a new, never been used on an Escape before power awning..... and it is somewhat more sealed than units used on Escapes before, when closed.

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Old 06-02-2016, 01:09 AM   #14
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Both of the awning I saw were in 2015s and they both had icky black mold on them. Is this being addressed?
This is an owner maintenance issue and has nothing to do with the make or model of the awning (although less exposure to the elements will help somewhat).
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Old 06-02-2016, 01:10 AM   #15
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This is an owner maintenance issue and has nothing to do with the make or model of the awning (although less exposure to the elements will help somewhat).
This is good to know Karen....... as a soon-to-own-a-2017-21'-Escape person.... what is the best way for me to keep my future awning happy and clean?

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Old 06-02-2016, 01:12 AM   #16
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For those who were at Osoyoos this year

The new power awning actually cleans the fabric when it's retracted, by passing it between little brushes in the case. Of course, that's not a substitute for normal cleaning from time to time to prevent mold.


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Old 06-02-2016, 02:35 AM   #17
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...what is the best way for me to keep my future awning happy and clean? thanks.
I just Googled "awning maintenance" on the site and came up with this jewel: Awning maintenance

I really had to laugh at Post #1 by gbaglo. My, how things have changed and how much people expect from ETI now...
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Old 06-02-2016, 10:27 AM   #18
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30 Seconds House Cleaner will do the trick. Easily.
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Old 06-02-2016, 10:43 AM   #19
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I just Googled "awning maintenance" on the site and came up with this jewel: Awning maintenance

I really had to laugh at Post #1 by gbaglo. My, how things have changed and how much people expect from ETI now...
Hi: KarenH... I use this with great satisfaction. The all purpose cleaner/degreaser is avail for a buck a bottle at every dollar store too!!! LA's Totally Awesome | Products For Every Day Life Alf
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Old 06-03-2016, 02:34 AM   #20
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I had purchased a 2012 Lance 1575 trailer with a power slide that malfunctioned within 30 days. I was at home, luckily as there was way you can tow it home "broke". I'm a little leery of
electronic motors that can wreck a vacation. Good to hear the awning should not be an issue.
Cpaharley, I completely disagree! Last summer, I was driving the windy narrow road to Moraine Lake near Banff when I saw what appeared to be a very wide rv coming downhill towards me at a pretty high rate of speed. I slowed down and pulled over as far as I could... Yup - a rental Class C with the slide still out! 😳😱
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