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Old 03-16-2012, 10:18 PM   #11
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For PHS79, if you have a power awning on top of the end is a rubber plug that covers the manual drive. I think it's a 5/8 socket but not exactly sure. Just picked up my 2012 17BH, 22' with all the power options and the dealer covered all the manual overrides. A good idea is to carry your good electric drill or decent sized portable drill with an extension, adapter and the right size sockets and you can "power" the manual overrides if needed. Much faster. For a slide you will need a capable drill. If you already have one just take it with you. If you need a little exercise just grab the manual handle.
Thank you for the info!! I figured that there had to be a way to put the awning in manually, I guess thats a dealership salesman for ya ... I always have a 18V Dewalt drill and a pretty good assortment of tools with.
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:18 AM   #12
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When you actually get your new trailer check the owners manual for the awning (not the generic trailer manual) . It will tell you what to do with the power awning in case of the need to manually retract it due to power loss or mechanical failure.

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Old 03-17-2012, 11:23 AM   #13
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We just bought a 26BH a couple weeks ago, we don't have a slide out so I can't comment on that. There is a manual crank for the electric tongue jack and also for the electric stabilizers, the manual crank handles are right inside the front outside storage door. I asked the dealer about the awning and he said that there was no way to manually put it in.
Your dealer isn't very informed! Look at your awning manual
It tells you exactly how to put it in "manually "
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:21 PM   #14
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Your dealer isn't very informed! Look at your awning manual
It tells you exactly how to put it in "manually "
Part of the problem, I think, is that I asked the "salesman" about manually retracting it. I probably should have waited and asked the service manager when he did the walk through with us. Oh well, at least I know now!
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:59 PM   #15
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Lol no problem.
yes the tech would have been better suited to ask.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:14 PM   #16
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Sorry I didn't get back sooner cable guy. we love our 28 BH. Only problem I had was power jack quit working and I had to stop by dealer on my way out of town to have it replaced on our first trip. Needs a few mods to make it your own, but what trailer doesn't? Wishing it had more cupboard space and pantry was difficult but after a years use, I'll finally make those mods soon. As far as towing, my F150 with 5.4 V8 handles it with no problem. If you've never towed something that size, I highly recommend weight distribution with built in sway control such as reese straight line, or hensley. I use straight line with wd and dual cam sway control and love it but I also suggest others read up because there are many forum discussions with pros and cons for all types. A good brake control is essential too. I use prodigy p2 and would recommend it because it is plug and play and easy to set, and it doesn't have to be mounted perfectly horizontal. Good luck. I'm sure you'll enjoy your new RT
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:19 PM   #17
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I think the override is under the sofa, maybe? As far as towing, I pull my 28bh with a '04 1/2T burb and have no problems. A good brake controller and I have the e2 equalizer with sway control and have no problems.
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It's definitely not under the sofa. Took the front cover off of mine today and the only thing under there is the electrical controls for the motor.
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:54 PM   #18
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BlakeB,

How does your truck pull your TT? I have a 2013 26BH and will need to upgrade my TV and was looking at the 2010 or 2009 F150. Does the Ford integrated trailer brake work well?
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BlakeB,

How does your truck pull your TT? I have a 2013 26BH and will need to upgrade my TV and was looking at the 2010 or 2009 F150. Does the Ford integrated trailer brake work well?

I just recently bought the truck and the new trailer. It tows beautifully! I was kind of lucky to find a used 2010 F150 w/most of the stuff I wanted and only 20k miles on it. I did get the bigger motor (5.4L 3V) and the tow package with 3.55 gears. The factory brake controller works flawlessly. I towed my TT home 75mi with a 40mph crosswind with no problem. Like I tell most people...invest in a decent weight distributing hitch..it's worth it!

Here are a couple good ones:
-Equal-I-zer E2 (4pt sway control)
-Fastway E2 (made by same company as equalizer but only 2pt sway control)
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:48 PM   #20
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I'm curious where the manual slide retract is too. I meant to ask last week but I forgot.
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