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Old 07-18-2012, 04:50 PM   #11
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dunnnc - I do agree with the advantage of being able to press a button to close up the awning in seconds rather than minutes. Let's think this over for a second.... pressing a button and watching it close up or manually pressing, turning, tightening and moving parts one at a time before repeating?

I can still live with my manual awning but I wouldn't mind living with an electric awning instead.
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:53 PM   #12
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I've tried strapping my electric down and I'm just not as comfortable with it being secure as I was with my manual. I don't like putting posts down because they get in the way and don't work on every site.
I usually leave my electric out even when it's fairly windy. The only time I roll it up is if I'm going far from the site and we're out in the open where wind could be an issue. If it gets too windy I'll roll it up as I would a manual.
Haven't been in a site we couldn't put the poles/posts on the ground since 1976 when we started using a trailer. Been to a few where we couldn't use the awning because of trees, but then we didn't need it either.
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:55 PM   #13
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To the OP: Keep the manual. I miss my manual awnings from my TT and 5er days. Approach your dealer with an offer to trade for accessories or supplies. Bet he will jump at the chance to make it right.
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:00 PM   #14
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Haven't been in a site we couldn't put the poles/posts on the ground since 1976 when we started using a trailer. Been to a few where we couldn't use the awning because of trees, but then we didn't need it either.
Pirateland In Myrtle Beach has Tiki huts. My awning rolled out over the corner of the hut. Wouldn't have worked. Not the only example. Just my last example. Not trying to argue with you. I'm glad you like your poles. I am just posting from my experiences.
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:06 PM   #15
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Make them give you the power awning and patch the holes or a trailer like you paid for with the power awning factory installed. I wouldn't have a manual awning after having the power one for 5 yrs. I would politely suggest that maybe your lawyer might give them a call.
I've been reading your stuff for awhile, (grade 8), this one made me laugh aloud! Good job......
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:33 PM   #16
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To the OP: Keep the manual. I miss my manual awnings from my TT and 5er days. Approach your dealer with an offer to trade for accessories or supplies. Bet he will jump at the chance to make it right.
That's what I think I need to do. The problem... How much is it worth?
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:34 PM   #17
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Better yet I would call the dealer and ask him where the switch is for the power awning !
Tell him you want to install this >>>>lazy man's power awning mod .
then you want to get these >>>>>My solution to awning lights
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That's what I think I need to do. The problem... How much is it worth?
Looks like 200-250 for the smaller ones. Source CW and that's retail.
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:16 PM   #19
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Better yet I would call the dealer and ask him where the switch is for the power awning !
Tell him you want to install this >>>>lazy man's power awning mod .
then you want to get these >>>>>My solution to awning lights
I just bought the LED Lights. That is so awesome!
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:36 PM   #20
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I have a power awning and would probably trade it for an electric tongue jack, that's my next purchase.
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