Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-09-2015, 09:22 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Stormrider151's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: South East
Posts: 915
Thanks Guy's, that's what I was looking for. We like to sit outside under the awning when it's raining. Better than being cooped up inside.
__________________

__________________
Retired Fire Dept Battalion Chief
2016 Ever-Lite 232RBS
2012 F150 FX4 W/Max tow & Ecoboost

Getting old ain't for wimps!!!
Stormrider151 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2015, 09:49 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 210
How do you slope the awning? Another thing not shown at delivery! It scared the heck out of me when it auto dumped. Didn't know about that either... This is the first power awning we had. I've been closing it during the rain.
__________________

__________________
syogerst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2015, 10:29 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
geotex1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 730
Quote:
Originally Posted by syogerst View Post
How do you slope the awning? Another thing not shown at delivery! It scared the heck out of me when it auto dumped. Didn't know about that either... This is the first power awning we had. I've been closing it during the rain.
Post #4. You should have seen the folks at the Hershey RV show who didn't know better and were looking at campers in the downpouring rain...
__________________
geotex1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2015, 10:53 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
vinmaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: MA
Posts: 1,793
You gotta love the auto dump feature. Sure wish they made that for the black tanks. Hahaha.
__________________

2015 HW296
2006 HW256 (previous pup)
2013 Chevy Tahoe
Equalizer WDH 1000#
vinmaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2015, 11:14 AM   #15
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by vinmaker View Post
You gotta love the auto dump feature. Sure wish they made that for the black tanks. Hahaha.
Only if it worked all the time which it definitely doesn't. I prefer tying it down with a 4"+ slope to it to guarantee runoff.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2015, 11:24 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
vinmaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: MA
Posts: 1,793
I do too. I want to avoid the problem before one can start (too much water weight).
__________________

2015 HW296
2006 HW256 (previous pup)
2013 Chevy Tahoe
Equalizer WDH 1000#
vinmaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2015, 01:03 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Gainesville, FL
Posts: 733
Quote:
Originally Posted by geotex1 View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by syogerst View Post
How do you slope the awning?
Post #4.
... and on mine you can lock the lower arm in that position by tightening a knob.

If contact with a sharp edge is a concern, perhaps a pool noodle will reduce your anxiety? It would be annoying to have to put one on and take it off every trip, but less annoying than replacing a split awning.
__________________
- 1969 Coleman Williamsburg (with original canvas!)
- 2000 Coleman Mesa
- 2014 Shamrock 21DK
- 1999 Chevrolet Astro
- 2005 Dodge Durango Limited 4x2 5L V8 Hemi

- 2016 Ford F-150 SCrew Lariat 4x2 3.5L V6 Ecoboost
chriscowles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2015, 01:06 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Gainesville, FL
Posts: 733
Quote:
Originally Posted by vinmaker View Post
You gotta love the auto dump feature. Sure wish they made that for the black tanks.
Considering my bad luck with getting wet from that auto-dump, I'm glad they don't.
__________________

__________________
- 1969 Coleman Williamsburg (with original canvas!)
- 2000 Coleman Mesa
- 2014 Shamrock 21DK
- 1999 Chevrolet Astro
- 2005 Dodge Durango Limited 4x2 5L V8 Hemi

- 2016 Ford F-150 SCrew Lariat 4x2 3.5L V6 Ecoboost
chriscowles is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
awning

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:44 AM.