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Old 10-28-2007, 08:50 AM   #1
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Exclamation Electric awning

Hi All! We recieved a decent rain here yesterday and well.. our awning was extended fully and it filled with water. made quite a bathtub! Is there any way to pitch these things so it wont happen again?
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:16 AM   #2
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What brand do you have, A & E or Carefree?
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Old 10-28-2007, 04:14 PM   #3
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Hmm with a manual one the fix is easy, but with an electric do you have the ability to create the slope you need to shed water??
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I believe it is a carefree. No, i do not have pitch ability..as far as i can see anyway. this is our first encounter with an electric unit. hope its not going to be an awefull one.
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Quote below is from CareFree, on the Travl'r 12 volt Awning, for 5th Wheels and Travel Trailers.

You can extend and retract the awning in seconds. If you're pulling off the road for a quick lunch... push a button and the awning is set up in less than 20 seconds! Or, if a big storm comes up in the middle of the night... push a button and the awning is fully retracted and safe from the weather - you don't have to wrestle the awning in the wind and rain to put it away!


The Travel'r awnings are sold in Flat Pitch and Steep Pitch model.
I'd seem to think you have the Flat Pitch model, sense the Steep Pitch requiers at least 14.5" between top of door to the awning rail.

Literature on the Flat Pitch awning states, "This model also incorporates CareFree's exclusive Rain-Dump feature that automatically releases pooled water."
CLICK HERE , scroll down to page 4. Read paragraph under, Pooling.
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Apparently not as automatic as one would hope, according to cmprguy's Carefree bathtub.
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