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Old 04-04-2008, 04:34 PM   #1
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A&E Power Awnings

Anybody have issues with these yet?
I started crabbing about mine 4-5 months ago. The ground around here finally got firm enough for me to move the TT. I brought it to the dealer, they confirmed it there is a problem.( Does not extend far enough) They told me that A&E and Forest River do not have a solution to fix the problem yet but when they do it will get done. I asked the dealer if I was the only one so far with them with this concern and they said no, there has been others too.


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Old 04-06-2008, 12:56 PM   #2
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We have a Flagstaff 831FKBSS on order and are worried about the power awning also. Did you get any manuels with the awning? I heard that they come with a 3 year warrenty? Did you read that in the manuel anywhere?
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Old 04-06-2008, 05:07 PM   #3
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A&E Awning

I have a 2008 Georgetown with an A&E awning. I've tested it a few times and the only problem was that the right side arm would stick while the awning was extending. It worked fine the other day. Had no issues with the extension problem you mention. Did this happen from the start or did it appear after you used it for awhile?
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Old 04-06-2008, 05:07 PM   #4
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Yes, it came with a couple of manuels. I coudlnt tell ya offhand what is entailed of or how long the warranty is. Being mine is a 2008 831krss..its defitaly under warranty and it`s not right! These awnings are going to be a definite problem since you cannot pitch them to aid in water runoff.

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Old 04-06-2008, 05:13 PM   #5
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I have a 2008 Georgetown with an A&E awning. I've tested it a few times and the only problem was that the right side arm would stick while the awning was extending. It worked fine the other day. Had no issues with the extension problem you mention. Did this happen from the start or did it appear after you used it for awhile?
The trailer has never been camped in yet. I bought it right before the winter season. Since the delivery of the unit was done inside..their wasn`t enough room to extend the awning. When we got it home to do a `full` open to show it, i noticed the problem. The following weekend i went back to the dealer to ask questions but the tech i was talking too wasnt too sure. I let the owner know i`d be back in the spring..no problems! We...well I am usualy at the dealership once a week anyway.
I just hope the factory doesnt drag their feet too long on the soultion to the fix. Personally I would like it replaced with the power tilting one!
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:25 PM   #6
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New to this forum and new to Forest River. We just purchased a 2009 Sierra 291RL to replace our 1971 Westwind...big step up! We just took it out for the first time last weekend and discovered that we could not tilt the power awning when it started raining. What a disaster! Just hoping someone has some advise for us on if it can be tilted or what we could do. Also, when we put the awning up, the front arm does not close up flush with the trailer like the rear arm does. We had the dealer come look at it and he pulled the awning material towards the back and that seemed to be only a temporary fix. After camping this weekend, it is back out again.
Other than that, we love it!
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:52 AM   #7
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When we placed the order for our Rockwood 8280SS we asked for (and got!) a manual awning. It's a Dometic. It's also blue which doesn't match the browns and golds on the rest of the trailer at all. Hmmm? We picked up the 5th wheel July 5th, and are happy with the awning, although being new to this I was mildly surprised at the amount of effort required to put out a manual awning and understand why an electric would appeal to some, like those with bad backs or arthritis in their hands.

I still think I'm happy with a manual because of the fexibilty and lack of something else to go wrong.

Summary of above ramble: If you want a manual awning and are willing to order and wait, then you can still get them.
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:55 AM   #8
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our 08 rockwood has the power awning and every campground
weve been to so far we have been the envy of others.
i love it and will never be without it again!
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:01 AM   #9
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We have 09 Sandpiper TT. The One Touch awning has adjustments on each arm that allow you to pitch the awning when it rains.
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:21 PM   #10
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Where are the adjustments? I have been all over this thing and can not find any adjustments.
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