Originally Posted by sparty047
You mentioned the powered awning does not look as sturdy. No RV awning (manual or powered) is supposed to be left deployed in high winds....so having one you can close at the push of a switch actually makes it easier to avoid "losing ye mizzenmast"
If you have previously adjusted one arm to create a runoff slope; retracting the awning will "reset" the arms as it retracts. Does anyone know if it's best to loosen the set knob before retracting the awning.....in other words....does one risk stripping anything? Owners manual does'nt seem to address this.
I understand they are not meant to be left out in bad storms. I was just making an observation. The old type was fastened on bottom (at the frame?) giving it more strength I think. I do love the idea of just having to push a button and not having to stand in the rain to rool it in, you don't get wet this way.
Yes, I would loosen the lock knob before retracting it. I don't know about stripping anything but you may risk bending the arm. For the couple of seconds it takes why take a chance? After all, the knob is designed to lock the arm in place. Dropping a corner helps prevent pooling in the middle stretching the fabric in the middle.