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Old 07-11-2013, 04:23 PM   #1
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Electric awning wind sensor

Does anyone know if there is a wind sensor "kit" that that you can add to your existing electric awning.
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Old 07-11-2013, 04:26 PM   #2
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Not ever having one and just reading posts on the forums, seems the majority of the folks that have them don't like them and turn them off. You might want to contact Dometic for information.
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Just spoke with my dealer about this yesterday, as I had an arm failure due to water..

He stated that he would be glad to sell me the one for my carefree unit, but by the time the wind sensor starts to work the awning has already been compromised. Every one has a best practice on works well for them...In the future mine will be never to leave it open when it rains, leave it unattended, and pull it in at night...

See below what happens to an awning that is supposed to "automatically" dump the water...





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Just spoke with my dealer about this yesterday, as I had an arm failure due to water..

He stated that he would be glad to sell me the one for my carefree unit, but by the time the wind sensor starts to work the awning has already been compromised. Every one has a best practice on works well for them...In the future mine will be never to leave it open when it rains, leave it unattended, and pull it in at night...

See below what happens to an awning that is supposed to "automatically" dump the water...
How did water do that?
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pooled up on top and the arm gave..


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How did water do that?
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WOW!!! I think I'll stick to the tried and true method.

Thanks for the info
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WOW!!! I think I'll stick to the tried and true method.

Thanks for the info
Would suggest tilting it 10"-12", support it with poles of some kind and tying it down.
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And with these cheap electric awnings, you can't even put anti-flappers on like you could with the old manual awnings.
They are all but useless, and we leave ours in most of the time.
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And with these cheap electric awnings, you can't even put anti-flappers on like you could with the old manual awnings.
They are all but useless, and we leave ours in most of the time.
We use ours more than we ever did the old manual, but we have the self storing poles and tie them down. Only in wind in excess of 25mph do we ever put the awning in. Much easier than the old manual. Also have the remote control which makes it even easier and much more convenient. Had 7 manuals and 2 electric. Will take the electric over the manual anytime when it has the addition items. Without the tie downs, I have to agree, they are all but useless.
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Our electric Carefree awning has the wind sensor and there is a 2 position switch for wind sensing, Low or High. With it set in the high position it has rolled up twice so far with wind conditions I considered not bad at all. With our it's almost overly sensitive. We also have the option of turning the sensor off completely, so I usually just turn the sensor off and rely on the old noggin sensor it's better.
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