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Old 07-31-2016, 02:37 PM   #21
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Never had a problem with auto draining on my Awnings. As long as the adjustment nut isn't cranked down.
You're one of the lucky ones.

I'll guarantee mine dumps with the use of poles and tilting it the way I want it to drain and use deflappers.
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Old 07-31-2016, 03:20 PM   #22
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Re dumping rain with auto awning. I talked with Dometic and found that the dipping arm can be on either end. Why they build them with it on the left is probably because they must be buying a bunch for motor homes and using them on 5th wheels. My mechanic told me you have to order it that way, he said he can't switch them around.
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Old 07-31-2016, 03:22 PM   #23
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Re dumping rain with auto awning. I talked with Dometic and found that the dipping arm can be on either end. Why they build them with it on the left is probably because they must be buying a bunch for motor homes and using them on 5th wheels. My mechanic told me you have to order it that way, he said he can't switch them around.
Your mechanic is misinformed. The arms are not left or right, they will fit on either end.
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Old 07-31-2016, 07:41 PM   #24
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You're one of the lucky ones.



I'll guarantee mine dumps with the use of poles and tilting it the way I want it to drain and use deflappers.

I agree. ! Live vicariously when it comes to awnings. This ones stays out all summer.

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Well I have had mine for four years and traveled from Michigan to Texas and Florida and New York. We have been in storms that have chased us to the club house for shelter. The awning rolls itself up when the wind blows hard and dumps when it rains. I almost don't even worry about it. I can set the sensitivity from low to high. Very good system and very happy with it. Now if they would have just put it on the slide so it gave some shade.

They stopped using that awning in 2015.
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A really Great Idea would be if the OP listed the MFG and Type/Model#,or Pic of the Awning! It would keep down the "WAGs"! Youroo!!
I agree!
Just in this thread alone we've had pictures and descriptions of several different types of awnings both electric and manual. The way they adjust and/or dump are completely different between brands/types.

Imagine how confusing this discussion is for the original poster's question or anyone who comes looking later.
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I agree. That's why I read his profile and saw that he had a 2011 Berkshire and as I have a 2011 I knew it was the same awning.
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I agree. That's why I read his profile and saw that he had a 2011 Berkshire and as I have a 2011 I knew it was the same awning.
So Phil can you reveal the MFG and model# of the Awning so others will know what the OP is talking about? Thanks Youroo!!
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Dumb old me did not even know there were Awnings that had Auto Roll Up !!!
That is why I am here,,, so I can learn,,, now I just have to remember what I have learned !!!
LOL !!!
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Dumb old me did not even know there were Awnings that had Auto Roll Up !!!
That is why I am here,,, so I can learn,,, now I just have to remember what I have learned !!!
LOL !!!
I have seen freak wind gusts turn awnings into suddenly having "auto tear off" like the top of a check from a check book!
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