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Old 06-01-2016, 05:00 PM   #1
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For those who were at Osoyoos this year

and saw the demo models, do the power awnings have a manual over ride. Thanks
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I believe that all models from all manufacturers have a manual retract in case of power loss or motor failure.
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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.
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I discussed the no-legs awning with Reace at the rally; he advised me that they had just brought in an all-manual model (with legs) as an alternative and were evaluating that as an option.

Many of us who spent our working years in "high tech" know better than to put 100% faith in it.
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I believe that all models from all manufacturers have a manual retract in case of power loss or motor failure.
I'd be more worried about busted gearing from wind damage should the awning not retract for any reason when that nasty gust of wind comes along.
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Old 06-01-2016, 09:11 PM   #6
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I'd be more worried about busted gearing from wind damage should the awning not retract for any reason when that nasty gust of wind comes along.
Hopefully the auto retract kicks in before the worst of the gusts hit.
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I discussed the no-legs awning with Reace at the rally; he advised me that they had just brought in an all-manual model (with legs) as an alternative and were evaluating that as an option.

Many of us who spent our working years in "high tech" know better than to put 100% faith in it.
That bit of information is encouraging and welcomed . Pat
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I discussed the no-legs awning with Reace at the rally; he advised me that they had just brought in an all-manual model (with legs) as an alternative and were evaluating that as an option.
This seems like quite the jump: all the way from the power version of the 9500 Case Awning, to a manually operated version of a different model. It's hard to imagine how this would fit with the body shape which was designed specifically to hold the 9500 with no vertical legs.

At least the vertical wall would make the legs easier to deal with than with the classic shape.

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Many of us who spent our working years in "high tech" know better than to put 100% faith in it.
Good point, but power-operated awnings with wind sensors and automatic retraction are not new, so at least it's not bleeding-edge stuff.
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It's hard to imagine how this would fit with the body shape which was designed specifically to hold the 9500 with no vertical legs.
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.
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