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Old 05-31-2012, 09:13 PM   #11
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Just adjust one side a little lower to allow water to run off. No need to "tilt" the trailer.
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:15 PM   #12
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Light rain falling
I have been told NOT to use awning in rain
But.... What if I use it at a good angle, just light sprinkle
If you have a manual awning and are aware of the need to drop one end to allow rain runoff without pooling, then I would be highly suspicious of the competency of the person who told you that. Wind is a different situation.
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:39 PM   #13
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I leave my awnings open 7 months out of the year! One camper is situated so that the awning *never* gets any wind and I just lower it as far as possible before leaving. The other awning catches wind, so we lower it and use bungee cords to secure the awning. During a rain storm, we simply tilt the awnings so the water drains and I may or may not bungee the one the catches the wind depending upon the storm.
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:09 PM   #14
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as stated before then lower one arm to tilt awning enough to drain .
Electrics have auto drain .
Is this true of all electric awnings?? If so how does it work? This is the first camper we have owned with an awning let alone an electric one.

the guy next door said his even rolls it self up in the wind too.
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:27 PM   #15
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Yes, the power awnings are supposed to dump once they get a certain amount of water pooled in them, but it obviously never worked very good, as they soon came out with the new adjustable arms so you could lower one end to let the rain run off continuously.
And yes, some have wind sensors that will retract the awning automatically.
Both great ideas in theory, but probably all but useless in reality.
I wish I could have gotten a manual awning as an option.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:33 AM   #16
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I wish I could have gotten a manual awning as an option.
We got a manual awning as a special order on our 2010 Rockwood 8280WS...both the dealer and the factory thought we were nuts!

I usually set the awning in the 'carport' position whenever we're camping.

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Old 06-04-2012, 12:56 AM   #17
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We got a manual awning as a special order on our 2010 Rockwood 8280WS...both the dealer and the factory thought we were nuts!

I usually set the awning in the 'carport' position whenever we're camping.

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I agree I set mine up as a carport so I can have My Harley under it. I use L.A.N to secure the base of the poles. btw L.A.N is Long ***** Nails.. I also use Camco De-Flapper Max, I have 4 of them but have only had to use 2 so far.

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Old 06-04-2012, 01:14 AM   #18
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We got a manual awning as a special order on our 2010 Rockwood 8280WS...both the dealer and the factory thought we were nuts!

I usually set the awning in the 'carport' position whenever we're camping.

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I got the same response when I ordered my trailer with a manual awning as well. He tried like hell to talk me into the electric. I just much prefer the manual over the electric. I use the carport position alot too. I have never taken it down due to rain.
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Now that I have self storing posts & lock for my electric awning, I like it better than the manual ones we've always had especially now that f1100turbo came up with the remote control and RHuser wrote out instuctions for me to wire it. I can stow it in less time than it takes a manual to stow one of the posts.
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Whats the use of an awning if you can't use it in the rain? I would seriously question the competency of the person who told you this. Simply tilt one end so the rain water rolls off. If there are high winds along with the rain, then yes, you'd most likely have to roll it in. We tie our electric awning down in light winds and roll it up if we're going to be gone for the whole day or if high winds come up.
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