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Old 11-23-2013, 11:01 PM   #21
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Well, after working with a bag awning for 11 years, the manual awning on my Roo feels like a power awning. LOL! (And I mostly drink green tea, but I vote for Pepsi products. Diet Mt. Dew is my favorite.)

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Old 11-27-2013, 07:52 AM   #22
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It depends...

This manual (bag) awning was a pain in the a**...


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The power awning On our Roo is great. I've never had a problem with adjustability, but then again, I usually just push the button, tighten the screws on the arms, and ignore it until we leave or the winds get to be more than I'm comfortable with.


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I'm sure the manual type that allow for it to be extended by simply pulling a tether are nearly as simple to use as my power awning, so I'm not against those. In fairness, mine is probably just another thing that is prone to break/fail... But, so far I do not regret the option/upgrade. 2 years so far without an issue.

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One of our requirements when buying an RV was to be sure that very few systems required extra maintenance or were overly complicated. So I chose manual. It's about leisure, ya know! But to others, leisure is a remote in one hand and a phone to call the repairman in another!
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Old 12-02-2013, 03:45 PM   #24
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One of our requirements when buying an RV was to be sure that very few systems required extra maintenance or were overly complicated. So I chose manual. It's about leisure, ya know! But to others, leisure is a remote in one hand and a phone to call the repairman in another!
Had power awnings for the last 7 yrs on 2 trailers and not had a single problem. Love the remote control thanks to FT Turbs and RHuser.
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Pepsi, Hands down!!!!
Agreed! 2X (and add to the mix OC's tie down poles for power awnings - which I will be getting when he snowbirds back home next year )
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Agreed! 2X (and add to the mix OC's tie down poles for power awnings - which I will be getting when he snowbirds back home next year )
I have a few of the awning brackets with me read to ship if someone wants to make their own poles.
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