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Old 10-16-2019, 11:10 PM   #41
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Until the electronic awning can be fully extended, without a stupid pole in the middle and handle heavy rain I will continue to make this recommendation. There are also differences in heavy rain: a lot vs heavy in a short time. It seems either there is a pole in the middle, poles at each corner, or it is not fully extended.

I also look at the maintenance issues here with the manual, bad wind sensors, doesn't retract properly, etc. (do a search) vs the manual. But for myself and others it doesn't matter. The manual is much more robust for rain and wind. That's just physics at work. Plus to chew someone out because they might believe the same is absurd.

Again, if I was bothered by the simple means to put out and retract a manual, or just wanted a sun screen I'd purchase the electric in a heartbeat. Again, we camp in rain quite a bit of the time, so I'll go with the proven product.

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At next years Mississippi River Rendezvous please stop by for breakfast & a cup of coffee
You , Ronn , and I can have a spirited but cordial discussion of powered vs manual awnings
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Old 10-17-2019, 06:06 AM   #42
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At next years Mississippi River Rendezvous please stop by for breakfast & a cup of coffee
You , Ronn , and I can have a spirited but cordial discussion of powered vs manual awnings
Nothing to discuss. I want a proven over the years, robust awning.

OTOH, we did chose to purchase awning windows.

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Old 10-17-2019, 07:30 AM   #43
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Nothing to discuss. I want a proven over the years, robust awning.

OTOH, we did chose to purchase awning windows.

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How is that working out with your manual awning supports in possible contact?
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Old 10-17-2019, 08:17 AM   #44
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How is that working out with your manual awning supports in possible contact?
Not a problem. The rear side window can be opened a little over 1" and that's all it will ever be opened, if that. With the rear opening windows and the kitchen window we can get more air than needed.

When we get home on Tuesday our 5.0 will have traveled down the road over 18,500 miles and been slept in 198 nights since purchased on October 26, 2018. Our F150 keeps track of the mileage when plugged to a camper. I doubt if we'll ever camp that many nights again in one year's time. The awning windows are just fine so far, but ..............

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Old 10-17-2019, 08:56 AM   #45
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Nothing to discuss. I want a proven over the years, robust awning.



OTOH, we did chose to purchase awning windows.



Enjoy,



Perry


I want an awning that won’t unroll itself on the highway.

(Photographic evidence borrowed from others on the forumAdjustments.JPG (Lots more out there, both photos and anecdotes if you search.)

Keep on tooting your manual awning horn, but they are neither bullet proof, fool proof, nor invulnerable.

Having owned and extensively used both types, I appreciate the merits of each. It’s a shame that you don’t, Perry. You’ve never owned an electric awning, have you?
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:30 PM   #46
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Smile Awning

I chose the manual awning simply to save money. Can we let it go now?
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:32 PM   #47
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That picture looks familiar......
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Old 10-17-2019, 02:42 PM   #48
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That picture looks familiar......


Yes. Thanks for sharing

And sorry for that ever happening. The unintentional, catastrophic, highway deployment, that is.
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Ughhhhh sure does arghhhhhhhh
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Old 10-18-2019, 01:45 AM   #50
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I want an awning that won’t unroll itself on the highway.

(Photographic evidence borrowed from others on the forumAttachment 42662 (Lots more out there, both photos and anecdotes if you search.)

Keep on tooting your manual awning horn, but they are neither bullet proof, fool proof, nor invulnerable.

Having owned and extensively used both types, I appreciate the merits of each. It’s a shame that you don’t, Perry. You’ve never owned an electric awning, have you?
This seems familiar.

We were north on I 15 coming up on I 70 in Utah. I had used the awning the night before, stored that morning. The awning was 11 years old at that point and stubborn at times. Retracting it a few times, I think I left the latch in the open position. It came open at 75mph, only unrolled a bit, but the arm was loose. I stopped in time, unsure what happened, rolled it back up and zip tied it closed. Never leave home without zip ties or duct tape.

That being said, I prefer the manual awning. No sensors, no motors, no headaches.
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Old 10-18-2019, 01:51 AM   #51
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Congratulations

Congratulations on finding a 5.0Ta.

We looked for a year for a 19’ and gave up. 2020 19’ on order. As you did, we also looked at some other RV manufacturers after selling our Escape 17B and decided no other company compares to Escape for quality or value. Well maybe Prevost compares to Escape’s quality, their Canadian too.
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Old 10-18-2019, 10:39 AM   #52
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John/Derek - would love to see your unit. We live in West Des Moines and have a 2018 19 foot.
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Old 10-18-2019, 01:27 PM   #53
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My 2016 power awning went straight out but the newer models have been tilted 5 degrees by Escape to allow better water run off....
I wonder when this started and is it obvious by looking at it? When we had rain a couple of weeks ago I was diligent in manually pushing up from underneath to keep the runoff going. It's possible it would have happened on its own but I was playing it conservative.
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Dave.the part guy may have the answer. This was his explanation as to why my 2019 tilts a little vs the 2016 which was one of the early ones. They have made improvements. Perhaps the new remote may be when the change happened. If you have the tilt I'd still bring it in halfway in the rain, you should have no problems then.
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Old 10-24-2019, 07:39 AM   #55
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Well-- Thanks all for the Warm welcomes and spirited Discussions. . Hopefully we get to meet some of you in the near future.

I am very curious about the Mississippi Rally next year. We have spent a lot of weekends at the Thomson COE Park! Derek's parents have a farm not too far form there!

Anyhow, Again, thanks for the welcomes.

John & Derek
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