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Old 09-20-2015, 12:43 PM   #1
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2009 Sunseeker 2860DS. Electric Dometic awning. 9100 series.

Like many have said, the inability to lower the awning makes it useless in many sun situations. Tilting for rain so it doesn't pool up is also not possible. I decided to replace the pivot arms with adjustable arms. Many people just replace the left arm (as you face the awing) so tilting for rain is possible. I added both adjustable arms, left and right so I could adjust the pitch lower for better shade. The right arm has a wire to the motor so it's a bit more of a challenge, but not too hard.

The part number for both arms is Dometic 3312508.017B about $100. with shipping for both. Several places sell them, just Google it.
Here are some pics.
1st pic. Awing with arms adjusted t normal length.
2nd pic. One arm retracted for rain tilt.
3rd pic. Both arms retracted for max shade.
4th pic. A look at the adjuster knob.
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Old 09-20-2015, 01:11 PM   #2
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Now you need brackets and poles to complete the mod.
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Old 09-20-2015, 01:25 PM   #3
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Now you need brackets and poles to complete the mod.
I agree. I will tig up some brackets in a few days and make some poles. Simple project.
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Old 09-20-2015, 02:06 PM   #4
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Looks good Larry. Would like to see additional photos when you get the brackets and poles rigged up. Nice to see another user from Bend. Cheers!
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Looks good Larry. Would like to see additional photos when you get the brackets and poles rigged up. Nice to see another user from Bend. Cheers!
Hello fellow Bendite! I am working on converting our over cab area from a bed to a entertainment center. It will be a while until I get to the awing bracket project, but will post pics when I get it done.
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No worries! I'm still waiting to take delivery of mine anyway. Hopefully later this month or early next.
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Old 09-21-2015, 12:16 PM   #7
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The beauty of the Awning hold down kit is the duel function of securing the awning for wind and the ability to tilt for rain by keeping one pole an inch or two lower
I always have to smile at the dramatic amount of awning tilt I see in my travels.
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The beauty of the Awning hold down kit is the duel function of securing the awning for wind and the ability to tilt for rain by keeping one pole an inch or two lower
I always have to smile at the dramatic amount of awning tilt I see in my travels.
I mainly did this mod to increase the amount of pitch and therefore more shade. I haven't been too concerned about rain. We don't get a lot of that here in Central Oregon, but the extra shade will be nice.
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I nice awning shade would compliment!
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It may depend on the time of day, but there doesn't look to be much difference in shade between your pictures as can be seen by the shadow casted onto the side of the RV.

I remember (only a little) from our TT days that to change the amount of shade given by a major amount you'd almost have to drop it so low you have to duck going in/out. That was too much a pain and head buster that we wouldn't mess with it. I find just moving were we sit to be easier...or sit inside if it's that bad.
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