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Old 03-26-2013, 07:48 PM   #11
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Again, bad as I hate to agree with you. The two do make a fantastic combination. Durable, functional and great conversation items. Happy, Happy, Happy!
I'm not really sure I know what this thing does? I mean, my awning is activated by a switch already-and the motor stops when I stop pushing the button. What does this little gadget do? Cause a man can NEVER have enough remotes!
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:49 PM   #12
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F1100turno- I don't get it? What does your gadget do? My auto awning motor stops when I stop holding the button down. So why that mod switch to power odd???
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:50 PM   #13
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I'm not really sure I know what this thing does? I mean, my awning is activated by a switch already-and the motor stops when I stop pushing the button. What does this little gadget do? Cause a man can NEVER have enough remotes!
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:54 PM   #14
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Old coot--forgive my post. I now see the pricing info...

I'm now wondering if there r any users out there who have installed your mod on my brand/year/model coach?

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Cool video turbo. Now I get it (duh!)
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:15 PM   #16
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Old coot--forgive my post. I now see the pricing info...

I'm now wondering if there r any users out there who have installed your mod on my brand/year/model coach?

2013 coachmen mirada 34bh
If you have a Dometic/A&E awning, they will fit. I don't know about your particular mh, but I have sold 5 or 6 to mh owners and they work just fine. They store right on the arm with a bracket and do not move unless you unhook them. You can leave them in their stow position for highway travel or use your awning in the regular fashion or unlatch them and tie the awning down. Haven't had anyone have anything but complimentary things to say about them.
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No matter what you use I would roll the awning in if leaving the unit. It a storm did start and you were not there damage could happen to the awning or the trailer/MH. I have seen the damage the wind can do even if the awning is tied down. It only takes a few minutes to bring the awning in electric or manual. I watched an awning flip over the roof of the trailer last summer. The owner tied the ends of the awning to two picnic tables. We had a thunder storm go through, I tried to untie his straps but was not able. Next thing i see is the awning being bent over the roof and two picnic tables flying into the side of the trailer. If he had of put the awning in before leaving he could have saved several thousand dollars in damage.
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No matter what you use I would roll the awning in if leaving the unit. It a storm did start and you were not there damage could happen to the awning or the trailer/MH. I have seen the damage the wind can do even if the awning is tied down. It only takes a few minutes to bring the awning in electric or manual. I watched an awning flip over the roof of the trailer last summer. The owner tied the ends of the awning to two picnic tables. We had a thunder storm go through, I tried to untie his straps but was not able. Next thing i see is the awning being bent over the roof and two picnic tables flying into the side of the trailer. If he had of put the awning in before leaving he could have saved several thousand dollars in damage.
Question the wisdom of tying an awning down to picnic tables in the first place. Dirt screws that are screwed into the ground all the way to the handle held our awning down in FL in Jul for 3 days & nights of rain and winds of 25mph and only the matl fluttered. The slide topper awning made more noise than the 16' patio awning. If they forecast winds over 20-25 mph, we definitely put it up. Takes maybe a minute or two more with the attached poles. If I am going to put the awning up, I have the remote in my hand while I disengage the pole tiedowns so I can immediately retract it.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:59 PM   #19
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If you have a Dometic/A&E awning, they will fit. I don't know about your particular mh, but I have sold 5 or 6 to mh owners and they work just fine. They store right on the arm with a bracket and do not move unless you unhook them. You can leave them in their stow position for highway travel or use your awning in the regular fashion or unlatch them and tie the awning down. Haven't had anyone have anything but complimentary things to say about them.
Copy that. I'll check my manuals to see if mine is a dometic. And I'm at the end of my mod budge, so I may have to just put it off a while.
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Copy that. I'll check my manuals to see if mine is a dometic. And I'm at the end of my mod budge, so I may have to just put it off a while.
More than likely, they will all be gone within a week or two and with the price of alum. tubing going higher and higher, I doubt that I will build anymore.
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