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Old 08-22-2014, 09:46 AM   #1
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I originally thought an automatic awning that retracts in high sustained winds was a great idea. And it is for short trips. However, if setting up for weeks or months it would be nice to be able to add a screened room. I'm pretty sure this isn't possible with the Solera awning, but would like to know if anyone has added a screened room, experiences, thoughts, ideas, etc.
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:24 AM   #2
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This is why we did not get an electric awning....I like to do it myself!
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:32 AM   #3
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I thought I read somewhere that there is a disable function for the auto retract option on those awnings?
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:38 AM   #4
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I recently installed a Patty O'Room on my travel trailer. The initial installation was a pain and took over an hour. You have to drill holes into your siding to install twist pins that fit into eyelets on the fabric of the room. I was hesitant to do this but the finished product is not horribly noticible when the room is not attached and it makes subsequent installation of the room very easy and quick ~ 15-20 minutes.

The room includes privacy panels that roll up out of the way when you don't need them. I also like the fact that you don't have to take down the room in high winds or storms. The panels are staked down and prevent the awning from being blown away. My grandkids like to sleep inside the room instead of in the trailer.

All in all, I recommend this product. It's expensive (about $700) but worth it in my opinion. And, I've received lots of complements on it from fellow campers.

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Old 08-22-2014, 11:36 AM   #5
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Who has an electric awning that retracts in high winds????

Unless it was some aftermarket item, the Solera doesn't. That is a power awning, but it does not auto retract. That's a whole other type and will have a wind sensor on the roof.
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Awning poles negate the need to retract in high winds/rain and allow screens to be used on the power awnings also.
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Old 08-22-2014, 12:06 PM   #7
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Who has an electric awning that retracts in high winds????

Unless it was some aftermarket item, the Solera doesn't. That is a power awning, but it does not auto retract. That's a whole other type and will have a wind sensor on the roof.
Maybe there thinking "auto dump feature" ?


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My auto dump feature includes the main pole bending in half lol


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Old 08-22-2014, 12:52 PM   #9
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The auto dump is one of the biggest jokes of the century. It's sales propaganda and nothing but hogwash! IMO
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Thanks!

Thank you BClemens!! I must have either heard wrong or been looking at another RV at the time. Will now look into awning poles AND screen rooms.
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