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Old 05-09-2015, 11:18 AM   #1
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Cool electric awning, 2008 Rockwood

This is the first trailer I owned with an electric awning and I got no info with or about it about it. Because of medical reason I love just having to push a button and it goes in and out. However it does not look as sturdy as the pull out awning I have owned in the past. I see no way to lower one corner to let rain run off on one side or to adjust the height of it. Am I missing something?

Someone suggested I roll it in when it rains which is stupid, that is when I need it the most.

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Old 05-09-2015, 05:50 PM   #2
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Post a picture of awning when open and also extension arm...in the meantime here is a video on electric awning operation....

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Old 05-10-2015, 06:40 AM   #3
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Go to any RV dealer parts dept. and ask for the adjustable arm for your Dometic awning. The first ones out did not have the adjustable arm but the are available for replacement. AND....they are free! Takes about 15 minutes to replace the non-adjustable arm. When I got mine....the dealer I went to had about 6 in stock and they said they were very popular. If they do not have one....they can order it. No cost.
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Old 05-10-2015, 07:23 AM   #4
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Go to any RV dealer parts dept. and ask for the adjustable arm for your Dometic awning. The first ones out did not have the adjustable arm but the are available for replacement. AND....they are free! Takes about 15 minutes to replace the non-adjustable arm. When I got mine....the dealer I went to had about 6 in stock and they said they were very popular. If they do not have one....they can order it. No cost.
I hope this is still in effect,they have not used (None slotted arms) for a LONG time. Yes they were replacing the arms for free,but that was a LONG time ago! If the OP has luck with this (Recall ONLY when ask by the Owner) arm change Please let us Know! Thanks, Youroo!! PS The arms come as a (Set of Two) both must be installed!
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Would it be possible to have the original arms milled?
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Old 05-10-2015, 09:35 AM   #6
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Thank you everyone for the information and your quick replies. I will check with a dealer about replacement arms. Even if I have to buy them they will be worth it to me. I will post here what I find out and if I need to buy them I will post the cost of them.


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Thank you everyone for the information and your quick replies. I will check with a dealer about replacement arms. Even if I have to buy them they will be worth it to me. I will post here what I find out and if I need to buy them I will post the cost of them.


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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.


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BTW

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.
Yep...been there! I once forgot to put the awning in at night and crazy Rocky Mountain winds came and I almost lost it before I could jump out of bed and close it! (Entire camper was rocking like a grizzly was shaking it!)

And if you do have to roll it up wet, unroll it and let it dry at the earliest time else you'll get mold and mildew in there...not fun!
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BTW

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.


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I loosen mine... these awning motors are not very powerful, so as not to create more resistance, loosen 'em.
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