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Old 08-09-2011, 04:07 PM   #31
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thanks for the input!
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Old 08-09-2011, 04:12 PM   #32
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Well, if you like to visit the beach or other windy places, I think you will quickly find out that you can't tie down an electric awning or put awning de-flappers on it. At least as far as I know.
You can tie them down but you can't use de-flappers. However my electric awning seems to be tight enough not to need the de-flappers.
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:28 PM   #33
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You can tie them down but you can't use de-flappers. However my electric awning seems to be tight enough not to need the de-flappers.
I understand, but wind force can act in both directions. The way I look at it, if you study the geometry of a tied down electric versus a tied down manual (especially with the legs in the patio position) it is obvious which is the stronger setup.
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What brand awning and model is it?

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I believe its Dometic
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do you have a model# or model name?
I think I read that you've just about decided on the Carefree. But, you asked what I was using and I just had time to look. Its Dometic 8952002, which I can't find on their website. Looks like their 9100.
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I think I read that you've just about decided on the Carefree. But, you asked what I was using and I just had time to look. Its Dometic 8952002, which I can't find on their website. Looks like their 9100.
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:00 AM   #37
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Well, if you like to visit the beach or other windy places, I think you will quickly find out that you can't tie down an electric awning or put awning de-flappers on it. At least as far as I know.


we love our elec. awning and we do strap it down if it gets windy. only issues we've had is in heavy rain, it's supposed to dump itself but sometimes it doesn't. just keep an eye on it or draw it in if you are going to be gone.
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we love our elec. awning and we do strap it down if it gets windy. only issues we've had is in heavy rain, it's supposed to dump itself but sometimes it doesn't. just keep an eye on it or draw it in if you are going to be gone.
thanks for the info, do you have a Carefree or Dometic?
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I have the power awning also. I tied it down this pass weekend with no problems. I just pulled down on it alittle and it worked great. wife also loves this awning. she hated to old style.
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we love our elec. awning and we do strap it down if it gets windy. only issues we've had is in heavy rain, it's supposed to dump itself but sometimes it doesn't. just keep an eye on it or draw it in if you are going to be gone.
I believe that you have to leave one screw knob loose on one side arm or the other to self dump.
also you cannot tie awning down if you want it to self dump.
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