Originally Posted by kjoh75
Curious. I am thinking about the electric awning. When estended out can one side still be lowered slightly to aid rain run off and avoid water pocket pooling? Otherwise how do the newer electric awning systems handle this issue?
It depends on whether the "silent recall" has been done on your Dometic Powered Awning.
The electric awnings are "self dumping" by design.
Spring Struts hold the awning arms taut.
When water pools on top of the slide, the spring strut with the lowest tolerance collapses dumping water off the awning on that side and then re-extends itself when the weight of water lessens.
The problem was you had no idea which side that was going to be. A gust of wind could move it from one side to the other.
So, after many complaints, they changed the design of the lower awning support arms to allow you to "cant" the awning to one side or the other. The self dump still works but by having one side lower than the other, it will always "fail" to the low side. (this is the type I have)
I understand that if you ask, they will send the new slotted arms to you (or your dealer) for free BUT labor will not be included. I do not know this part first hand, it was in a previous thread on the topic.
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