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Old 07-01-2017, 10:53 PM   #1
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Cleaning pine needles off the new power awning

Does anyone know of a way of lowering the new power awning down so you can clean off pine needles and other debris before closing it? I had drag the picnic table over and stand on it in order to broom it off before closing. It seems there ought to be a better way.

When washing the awning at home it puddled the water in the middle and I didn't see any rain dumping feature. Anyone have these problems?

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Old 07-02-2017, 12:51 AM   #2
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I've been told the new awnings are self cleaning when they retract, so you may not need to remove the pine needles before stowing it. As for the water pooling, check out Jim Bennett's thread posted today for a "unique" solution.

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Old 07-02-2017, 05:55 AM   #3
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I believe there is a brush that clears away debris when closing. Just be careful with too much water.
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