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Displaced2 11-21-2013 12:20 PM

Electric awning
 
I am looking at converting my manuel awning to an electric one. Has anyone else looked into this or done it?

TURBS 11-21-2013 12:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Displaced2 (Post 501402)
I am looking at converting my manuel awning to an electric one. Has anyone else looked into this or done it?


albeit that it "could" be done, the arms from each type of awning mount in different locations and most likely will leave holes in the side of your camper that would have to be repaired.


TURBS

Displaced2 11-21-2013 01:22 PM

Current awning has mounts at top and in rail at bottom. Eliminating would leave holes at bottom to be fill and a plug would work and not be noticable.
Concerned about mount and weight at top with not vertical support.

TURBS 11-21-2013 02:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Displaced2 (Post 501427)
Current awning has mounts at top and in rail at bottom. Eliminating would leave holes at bottom to be fill and a plug would work and not be noticable.
Concerned about mount and weight at top with not vertical support.

I'm not clear on what your stating.
Automatic electric awnings mount to the sidewall of the camper .

Displaced2 11-21-2013 02:25 PM

Have a Lexington Class B+.
Curved where roof and sidewalls meet requiring a horizontal mount at top with sissor type action.
Google Lexington and notice awning support bracket curves just above top od entry door.
This curve precludes using a verticle sction electric awning. Other option is horizontal operating elecrtric awning.
Done my research, just curious if anyone has done this conversion.

TURBS 11-21-2013 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Displaced2 (Post 501449)
Have a Lexington Class B+.
Curved where roof and sidewalls meet requiring a horizontal mount at top with sissor type action.
Google Lexington and notice awning support bracket curves just above top od entry door.
This curve precludes using a verticle sction electric awning. Other option is horizontal operating elecrtric awning.
Done my research, just curious if anyone has done this conversion.

Makes more sense now.

There I can't help.


Turbs

OldCoot 11-21-2013 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by f1100turbo (Post 501407)
albeit that it "could" be done, the arms from each type of awning mount in different locations and most likely will leave holes in the side of your camper that would have to be repaired.


TURBS

Why couldn't he just replace the rh end with the motor? Don't know if the lh torsion spring is the same. Could work if the ends would take the new motor, etc.

TURBS 11-21-2013 02:59 PM

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Originally Posted by OldCoot (Post 501461)

Why couldn't he just replace the rh end with the motor? Don't know if the lh torsion spring is the same. Could work if the ends would take the new motor, etc.

Good idea.

You'd have to eliminate or disable the forward/reversing mechanism tho.

Right?

OldCoot 11-21-2013 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by f1100turbo (Post 501463)
Good idea.

You'd have to eliminate or disable the forward/reversing mechanism tho.

Right?

You would pull that entire mechanism out of the tube and replace with the motor mechanism. Only problem would be if the motor stuff would fit the old arms.

bubbles 11-21-2013 03:22 PM

The manual awning is more "beefy" than the automatic from A&E. Don't think motor could handle the extra load. From the way mine works, I'm sure it would really struggle with the manual ones I've had before. I feel confident in saying a retrofit to existing manual awning would not work. Actually I think I prefer the manual ones. They can be converted to the carport configuration and secured to the ground for windy conditions and a deflapper installed on each end is easily accomplished. Not necessarily a bad thing having a manual awning.


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