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Old 05-18-2019, 01:10 PM   #121
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I am not sure why you 'need' to know, but how about this:

1. As was stated, less chance of unfurling while traveling.
2. If the spring in the Fiesta is as strong as on our original rv my wife would not be able to open or close the awning.
3. Simpler mechanism (worm and gear), less likely to need maintenance.
4. Able to tension the awning tight or slack, as we wish for the conditions.
5. Probably less expensive to purchase.
6. Less weight.
7. I can modify it to be able to use a cordless drill to raise and lower. Voila, an electric awning.

finally....because it is different, as are we.

Will check with ETI when we get closer to submitting our build sheet.
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Old 05-18-2019, 01:24 PM   #122
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My manual awning is now 10 years old. It has never unfurled on its own. I can tension it by pulling down on the arms before tightening the lock screw. I can open it partially if it's likely to be windy.
If you like cranking, there are four stabilizer legs to crank up and down.
Pic is awning half open.
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Old 05-18-2019, 01:29 PM   #123
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Old 05-18-2019, 01:33 PM   #124
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My manual awning is now 10 years old. It has never unfurled on its own. I can tension it by pulling down on the arms before tightening the lock screw. I can open it partially if it's likely to be windy.
If you like cranking, there are four stabilizer legs to crank up and down.
Pic is awning half open.
Like Glen this is the 3rd manual awning in over 30 plus years of camping . But I am not going to dispute the awning for whatever reason can come undone in travel . Have looked at the awning lock myself . If the problem is the roller lock , why couldn't you just attach something so the lock can't move ? As far as getting up on a ladder to undo , I have to undo the straps anyway on a ladder . Is the awning roller lock the problem? Pat
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Old 05-18-2019, 01:58 PM   #125
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My manual awning is now 10 years old. It has never unfurled on its own. I can tension it by pulling down on the arms before tightening the lock screw. I can open it partially if it's likely to be windy.
If you like cranking, there are four stabilizer legs to crank up and down.
Pic is awning half open.



Drill works well on stabilizers also.
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Old 05-18-2019, 03:02 PM   #126
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Drill works well on stabilizers also.
For all those who loves motors,Oliver comes with, leveling, electric jacks that you just push a button to operate . Pat
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Drill is much cheaper
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Old 05-18-2019, 04:19 PM   #128
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For all those who loves motors,Oliver comes with, leveling, electric jacks that you just push a button to operate . Pat
Some early Olivers also had both the water hose and power cord was on a powered reel.
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I know but you just push a button and don't need to bend down ! Pat
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Some early Olivers also had both the water hose and power cord was on a powered reel.
Jim kind of out of my price point now ! Pat
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Wow, I never looked it from that angle.
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Wow, I never looked it from that angle.
Your funny ! pat
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Pat, I'm getting the manual awning. Made the most sense to me. Now, if I had a few more bucks I would have tried to get ETI to install the manual Carefree Freedom. Just because it's a cleaner look than the Fiesta,. Would work better esthetically with my shiny wheels.
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Pat, I'm getting the manual awning. Made the most sense to me. Now, if I had a few more bucks I would have tried to get ETI to install the manual Carefree Freedom. Just because it's a cleaner look than the Fiesta,. Would work better esthetically with my shiny wheels.
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We used to call that "Swedish Coffee" when we were tent camping.
I found that if you held your teeth just so, they'd act as a filter for the grounds that didn't settle out.

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I think you are supposed to strain it through a wool sock. Use a dirty sock and don't wash it. Apparently you can taste the soap if you wash it.
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