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Old 06-18-2014, 10:59 AM   #11
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A trick my rv dealer showed me when we purchased our new trailer with an electric awning is that when you open your awning put it out all the way then retract it in about a half a turn on the pole. Water doesn't pool on the awning and runs off. We even weathered a storm the other day with very heavy winds and a tornado hit a few miles away with no issues.
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Old 06-18-2014, 11:28 AM   #12
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That is not a 'trick', it is in the instructions for your awning.
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Old 07-05-2014, 01:36 AM   #13
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We have the self dumping awnings on our new TT but I still tilt my awning when it rains. This past weekend even with the awning tilted enough water built up on the awning so it "dumped" the load. I happen to be under the awning at the time, scared the crap out of me. Once I realized what happened I gave the awning even more tilt, since it was evidently raining harder than the tilt would allow it to drain. Have to admit though the self dumping is pretty cool.
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Old 07-05-2014, 08:32 AM   #14
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For the Dometic awning....the adjustable arms are available for free at a lot of RV(dealer) stores. Got mine there and they are free....takes about 15 minutes to install.
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Old 09-04-2014, 11:39 PM   #15
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For the Dometic awning....the adjustable arms are available for free at a lot of RV(dealer) stores. Got mine there and they are free....takes about 15 minutes to install.
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I'm new to this forum and usually lurk trying to take in all the information I can but I have an older (2007) Dometic 9100 power awning that didn't have the adjustable arms. Unfortunately I collapsed and arm and had to replace it to the tune of about $350 in addition to the new fabric. The new arm has the 'drop down' arm which is a great feature. I was planning on replacing the other arm with the new style but figured it would cost about another $350. Are you saying they will give you the drop down piece to put in the older arms???


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Old 09-05-2014, 08:09 AM   #16
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Hi,

I'm new to this forum and usually lurk trying to take in all the information I can but I have an older (2007) Dometic 9100 power awning that didn't have the adjustable arms. Unfortunately I collapsed and arm and had to replace it to the tune of about $350 in addition to the new fabric. The new arm has the 'drop down' arm which is a great feature. I was planning on replacing the other arm with the new style but figured it would cost about another $350. Are you saying they will give you the drop down piece to put in the older arms???


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Yes....Dometic has supplied the dealer with the adjustable arms for no cost. They were made available for the earlier models that did not have the adjustable feature on them. I had called Dometic about these and was told what to do. Went to a local rv dealer and they had about a dozen in stock. They handed one to me and it took about 15 minutes to install.
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Just an update for those with the older non-adjustable arms on the Dometic 9100. After calling my local RV dealer who had no interest at all in helping me out, I called dometic. The update for the arm is part no. 3312508.017B. At first the gal from dometic said it was $23 plus $15 shipping. She said they used to be free but now they charged for them. I asked her when they stopped charging she had me hold on (for about 10 min.'s) then came back and told me they will ship one (1) free to a customer any more and they will have to charge for it. Apparently this update kit is only good for the left hand (or rear) arm. As the wiring goes through the right (front) arms apparently they changed the wiring route and it is not compatible with the update kit. The only way to get the 'slider' on the front awning arm is to replace the entire arm for about $330.

This is what I was told today by Dometic. If anybody has any other experience let me know. Has anyone changed and added the 'slider' to the front arm??


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Just an update for those with the older non-adjustable arms on the Dometic 9100. After calling my local RV dealer who had no interest at all in helping me out, I called dometic. The update for the arm is part no. 3312508.017B. At first the gal from dometic said it was $23 plus $15 shipping. She said they used to be free but now they charged for them. I asked her when they stopped charging she had me hold on (for about 10 min.'s) then came back and told me they will ship one (1) free to a customer any more and they will have to charge for it. Apparently this update kit is only good for the left hand (or rear) arm. As the wiring goes through the right (front) arms apparently they changed the wiring route and it is not compatible with the update kit. The only way to get the 'slider' on the front awning arm is to replace the entire arm for about $330. This is what I was told today by Dometic. If anybody has any other experience let me know. Has anyone changed and added the 'slider' to the front arm?? Steve
Sorry to say it, but the lady is trying to get in your hip pocket. The slide arms will fit both sides. The wiring is not a problem as it goes under the pivots.
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I figured that was the case. I'll call them back next week and see if I can get one shipped to me.

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Old 09-06-2014, 08:15 AM   #20
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I would call a few other rv places to see if they have them in stock. I know the place I got mine from always keeps at least in stock for us with the older 9100 series awnings.
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