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Old 03-08-2014, 12:31 PM   #11
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if your awning has this knob adjustment,all you have to do is leave it loose,or adjust the arm so that the awning is tilted.
Yes, it will as this is how it is designed. However, boy does it bang around in a light breeze and you can never tell which side will decide to unload.

Keeping a quarter wrap of awning material on the top of the roller will prevent water from pooling in the first place. Over extension, as pictured, will create a gully that will let water accumulate.
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Old 03-08-2014, 12:33 PM   #12
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Yes, it will as this is how it is designed. However, boy does it bang around in a light breeze and you can never tell which side will decide to unload.

Keeping a quarter wrap of awning material on the top of the roller will prevent water from pooling in the first place. Over extension, as pictured, will create a gully that will let water accumulate.
Need to add "unless tilted".
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Old 03-08-2014, 01:18 PM   #13
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When the (Elect.A&E) first came out they (Didn't) have the slotted arms for (Dump or Drop) they had a (Kit) that you had to (ASK) for that the Dealer would put on. They kept it (Low Key) but it was Free! Youroo!! PS without support Poles these Awning are useless!
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Old 03-08-2014, 02:33 PM   #14
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I've had screws tightened tight by hand, weigh of water easily over came that small thread. Usually with a bang!
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Old 03-08-2014, 02:36 PM   #15
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When the (Elect.A&E) first came out they (Didn't) have the slotted arms for (Dump or Drop) they had a (Kit) that you had to (ASK) for that the Dealer would put on. They kept it (Low Key) but it was Free! Youroo!! PS without support Poles these Awning are useless!
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Old 03-09-2014, 10:15 AM   #16
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Unhappy Poor design on Forest Rivers part "IMO"

My 2013 380 AMP, which has the 20' awning and the galley slide which goes all the way to the top of the RV (under the 20' awning) has what you and Forest River call the "auto dump feature". Mine will dump due to excessive water, even if the thumb screws have been tighten down and the awning sloped!

The only problem, and it is a major problem is that the water pools on the awning between the outer edge of the extended slide out and the side of the RV. So even after the weight of the water causes the one corner to automatically dump, the water pooled over the extended slide out never will dump!

My awning, already has a belly in it and sags on to the front corner of the awning which in time is going to ruin the material itself. Any one who has a 380 AMP must be having the same problem due to the design.
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Old 03-09-2014, 10:42 AM   #17
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The QBOK has a 20' awning, and even though I love the covered space, it is more susceptible to water weigh and sagging prior to "dumping". I also prefer lowering one side so I can somewhat control the sag effect and can direct where the water runs off. As others have said, the dump can be a large amount and you never know when and where it will happen. Our OK slide out is not under the awning but I do have a sag issue with the slide toppers, especially over the living room slide. When it rains it sags down to the top of the slide. How do those that have this same issue address it? I have read where some put a beach ball under the topper/on top of the slide..any other suggestions?
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My 2013 380 AMP, which has the 20' awning and the galley slide which goes all the way to the top of the RV (under the 20' awning) has what you and Forest River call the "auto dump feature". Mine will dump due to excessive water, even if the thumb screws have been tighten down and the awning sloped!

The only problem, and it is a major problem is that the water pools on the awning between the outer edge of the extended slide out and the side of the RV. So even after the weight of the water causes the one corner to automatically dump, the water pooled over the extended slide out never will dump!

My awning, already has a belly in it and sags on to the front corner of the awning which in time is going to ruin the material itself. Any one who has a 380 AMP must be having the same problem due to the design.
I would highly recommend a set of poles to permit you to tie the awning down so the material is taut from the unit to the slide out. Whether you use my poles or some other. I will have more brackets later this month. My pole kit will extend to approx. 112" from the ground to the awning bracket.
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I would highly recommend a set of poles to permit you to tie the awning down so the material is taut from the unit to the slide out. Whether you use my poles or some other. I will have more brackets later this month. My pole kit will extend to approx. 112" from the ground to the awning bracket.

Great timing! I was looking for your posts I had read earlier about the pole kits you design/sell. I am very interested but have a few questions. What do you use as tie downs and do you keep your awning out in high winds? What is the cost of our kits? You can PM me if you would rather answer that way. Thanks!
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Mine dumps! I tilt the one side down a little and use my homemade awning poles. If it still gets a lot of rain.....I have watched the little shock collapse and the water dump.
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