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Old 04-15-2016, 07:26 AM   #11
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That looks like my awning on my old unit. Hence my question if the new awnings could be retrofitted to that style in any way. The new one looks like it MAY or MAY NOT handle winds of 10MPH. Our old unit would handle up to about 20 before I was concerned.


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Old 04-15-2016, 07:41 AM   #12
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That looks like my awning on my old unit. Hence my question if the new awnings could be retrofitted to that style in any way. The new one looks like it MAY or MAY NOT handle winds of 10MPH. Our old unit would handle up to about 20 before I was concerned.
Ours is the SAME one F/R installs on the RV units NOW! It is a Dometic / elect! Can you Post a Pic of Your Awning,you might have a SOB type ? Youroo!!
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Old 04-15-2016, 11:29 AM   #13
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Thanks for all the info. I'll have to make some inquiry's and go from there.
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I'm going to hijack my own thread, this is to all those that have the hydrolic self leveling system. Do you level the unit first or just place a single 2x6 under each tire and let the system do as designed?
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Old 05-29-2016, 01:08 PM   #15
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I'm going to hijack my own thread, this is to all those that have the hydrolic self leveling system. Do you level the unit first or just place a single 2x6 under each tire and let the system do as designed?

I pull in toss 6x6s under the jacks, disconnect and then hit the auto level button. Nothing under the tires at all.
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Old 05-29-2016, 01:19 PM   #16
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I assume you use chocks of some sort?
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I assume you use chocks of some sort?

No it has jacks before and aft of the wheels. Chocks with the jacks down in my opinion is redundant.
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Interesting thought. I may still carry chocks and wood. We boondock for 9 to 10 days min every year and the grass can get rather soft if it rains alot. The wood under the wheel might be a savior when leaving.
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I never use wood under the tires to level he unit first. I just put 2x10x18" or so under the front jacks and 2x8x16" that I put under the self leveling. I find the legs have so much weight for the size of the pad that they sink if you don't put something under it. They definitely sunk in the pavement at my house; since i started putting wood under no more damage.

And as for the wheel chocks I just carry a pair in case of emergency if I had to unpin the camper somewhere very uneven.
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I would think that not using wood under the tires would allow the RV to sink into a grass surface faster than if it was sitting on wood all around.
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