Originally Posted by TheSasks
We always retract ours when we leave the trailer and at night. PITA with our awning lights but better take 10 min than spend a couple thou on a new awning I could spend better else where
And you deprive your neighbors of the middle of the night underwear dance that can be so common when the sudden squall line comes through.
I also bring things in at night. The electric awnings seem to be a bit more delicate than the manual type I had on the last RV. And, it is easy to do if you don't have lights, or lots of stuff spread out underneath to protect.