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Old 10-14-2020, 07:31 PM   #21
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We have a manual awning and so far it has been "fine". But I was gazing at it while we were camping this weekend while it was retracted because of the high winds. if we somehow bought another trailer, I am not sure I would get any awning, manual or automatic. Between the winds and using a clam shelter to escape the bugs, we don't use the awning all that often. And there are often trees that provide an adequate amount of shade.
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Old 10-14-2020, 09:22 PM   #22
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On our first trip out, I extended the awning out, just a couple of feet close to a cedar post. The remote was in my pocket and I accidentally triggered the button. It did hit the cedar post with a tiny dent, and I panicked and hit all the buttons at one time and it started to retract. My heart was racing and then thanked God over and over that I hit the right button. I’m not even religious. The new remotes are so sensitive.
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Between the winds and using a clam shelter to escape the bugs, we don't use the awning all that often. And there are often trees that provide an adequate amount of shade.
Of course it depends on where and when you're using the trailer. Our uses, probably in equal measure, are shade and a dry area outside the door.

With flopper stoppers we rarely ever have to take the awning in because of wind. We always appreciate being able to stand outside in the dry and shed rain soaked jackets etc. before stepping into the trailer.

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Old 10-15-2020, 08:34 AM   #24
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Sorry to hear about this. The awning uses a remote with a wireless signal. Is it possible that something nearby had the same signal frequency which triggered the awning to open?
Not sure if there is any validity to the rouge wireless signal theory but from what I can tell from SIMU documentation (they make the remote system for Dometic) it appears to operate at 433.42 MHz. Some garage door openers and auto keyless entry systems can also operate at this frequency.
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Old 10-17-2020, 02:49 PM   #25
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With flopper stoppers we rarely ever have to take the awning in because of wind. We always appreciate being able to stand outside in the dry and shed rain soaked jackets etc. before stepping into the trailer.

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What are “flopper stoppers”?
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Old 10-17-2020, 03:04 PM   #26
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What are “flopper stoppers”?
The proper name is deflapper.
https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Awning-...964887&sr=8-45

We had these in use and our screen room up last year in the Black Hills when a big storm came up in the evening (there were tornado warnings). We ended up taking everything down in the middle of the storm as the pegs holding the screen room down came out of the ground and the awning was REALLY flapping.
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Hi Adrian,
I thought those wall clouds and straight line winds in South Dakota were like no other til we had the derecho here this summer. I’m still cleaning up down here. We had a little front come through the other day in southern Illinois and took the awning down for about a half an hour and then put it back up. Had to be able to hang the flashing ghost lights for my three grandchildren trick or treaters. I have de- flappers that we use on occasion and they work ok.
Hope you and Beth are doing well.
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Old 10-17-2020, 04:23 PM   #28
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Great picture, I like the hat with the green pole........
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Great picture, I like the hat with the green pole........
Meant to hang a lantern, the chinstrap on that witch hat is pretty tough but her neck is tougher. Had a great time and picked up a lot of Hickory nuts. Passed on two Hen of the Woods mushrooms I found growing. Did not need the intestinal stimuli.
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The proper name is deflapper.
https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Awning-...964887&sr=8-45

We had these in use and our screen room up last year in the Black Hills when a big storm came up in the evening (there were tornado warnings). We ended up taking everything down in the middle of the storm as the pegs holding the screen room down came out of the ground and the awning was REALLY flapping.
FYI. I tried the Carefree Metal Canopy Clamps that get riveted to a hole in the awning side bar on the Fiesta awning. Unfortunately they interfered with the awning closing properly and I had to remove them. I like the Camco ones for temporary install and adjustability.
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I've never used a deflapper. I pull down on the arm and tighten the black knob. That keeps the awning taut.
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manual awning?

We avoided the electric awning too, but nothing is fool-proof. Our manual has those swing arms that slide UP the main arms..to lock into the ends of the rollers..
one slide arm "jumped the track" last trip..had to unscrew that tiny allen screw to slide it back up the track..make sure YOU carry the proper allen wrenches..[another tool needed for camping..siiigh]
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