Originally Posted by sherdep
Here is one for you electric awning guys - what happens if your battery dies - is there a way to manually close an electric awning?
I have the manual awning and the only real issue I have had was a large puddle of water gathered in the center of the awning when it rained real hard and I wasnt near the camper to check on it - newby mistake - now I put a pitch to keep this from happening
Doing electric or manual is your choice -
look at the Pro's and Con's / diffrence's of changing it out to electric
Pro's probably easier to open and close provided you have a good battery
con's - More parts to go bad and need replacing and makes ya lazy lol
yes theres a way to put it back in if there is no power
In Case Of Coach Power Failure Or To manu- ally Close Awning:
Important: This procedure will require two people. When this procedure has been performed, the awning must be serviced by a Dometic Service Center or a qualified service technician before using again.
1. Slide the pull strap (provided) into the utility slot of the FRTA.
2. While one person is holding onto the pull strap, remove the screw in the top of the right top cast- ing. The FRTA will immediately roll in once the bolt is removed. Walk the awning to the closed position.
3. Align hole where screw was removed and replace screw into top casting to secure awning.