Originally Posted by bodzcampers
This would make a good thread as an FYI. Pros/Cons of manual vs. electric awning. It's a big decision to consider. I have manual and wish I had electric, but now I'm wondering.
I just remember how sturdy my old manual awning was, and how pathetic the new powered one is. I could bend the arms with little effort on this "new and oh-so-handy" electric piece of garbage.
And with the manual, there was the sliding arms that you could attach anti-flapper clamps to. The electrics? Nothing there.
We left our manual out in all but hurricane force winds. Now, we often don't even bother with it.
They simply do not have to design them so poorly, and make them so cheap.