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Old 06-30-2014, 06:27 PM   #1
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electric awning

My unit came with a Dometic electric awning. This is the first TT that I have had that has one. I have not used it yet. Is there any pros and cons that I need to know about? It ia a 17' awning. Any input would be nice. Thanks

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Old 06-30-2014, 06:43 PM   #2
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Enjoy it. It works great.

Watch the winds. If it gets to flapping be quick about getting it in unless you have a set of OC's home made awning poles. (Plans for the brackets are in the library)

Awning pole hold down kit

Also leave about 1/4 wrap of awning material on the roller. Do not over extend it. The extra support will keep that long roller from sagging, rain water from pooling in the "gutter" (see photo of over extended awning), and help prevent material creep along the retention groove.

Material creep is caused by wind flapping unloading the roller allowing the material to slide with the wind. When retracted, the skewed material will pull the arms out of square causing binding and failure to close.

Many folks "pop rivet" the awning material in place (see same photo) when it is centered just right so the arms retract cleanly.
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