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Millarclan 06-16-2014 08:00 AM

Auto Dumping Awning
 
Need advice or tips/tricks, we just purchased a new 5th Wheel Sureyor. It came with an electric auto dumping awning. My concern is the amount of water the awning holds before it will dump? Seems to hold a really excessive amount of water, concerned about breaking the awning. Any advice tips or adjustment I can make?

cpaulsen 06-16-2014 08:12 AM

If yours has a the tilt feature also....tilt it to not let so much water settle on the top.

fonzie 06-16-2014 08:31 AM

If you have this type of awning this will show you how to use and maintain...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_9QUgGynTs

cajunrvr 06-16-2014 10:07 PM

I think I know what awning they have it is not adjustable the worst design ever we had one on our trailrunner and hated it. When shopping for our new 5er not having that awning was a must would rather a manual awning if the power one was not adjustable. Tip: if u leave slack in the awning the water will run off before it pools up in the middle of it hope this helps good luck

Phil57 06-16-2014 10:26 PM

We have the Care Free power awning on our Berkshire and love the way it works. We had a unexpected down pour last week and had the awning out we came home with no damage and no water on the awning. It puts its self in when the wind gets to strong and has 3 setting for that feature. I wish we had more room under it but thats because of the slide on that side. Not sure what brand you have but ours works as it should and I love it.




OldCoot 06-16-2014 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Millarclan (Post 636315)
Need advice or tips/tricks, we just purchased a new 5th Wheel Sureyor. It came with an electric auto dumping awning. My concern is the amount of water the awning holds before it will dump? Seems to hold a really excessive amount of water, concerned about breaking the awning. Any advice tips or adjustment I can make?

If it is a new trailer, it has the adjustable arms and you should ALWAYS set one end at least 4"-6" lower and not depend on the auto dump. Suggest a set of tie down poles also. :roflblack:

Phil57 06-16-2014 10:52 PM

So are you making the poles?




OldCoot 06-16-2014 10:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Phil57 (Post 636922)
So are you making the poles?

No, just the kit for attaching your own poles.

Millarclan 06-17-2014 08:35 AM

Thanks for the tips, mine does not have the adjustable knobs , will try other options

OldCoot 06-17-2014 08:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Millarclan (Post 637083)
Thanks for the tips, mine does not have the adjustable knobs , will try other options

If it is a Dometic/A&E you can buy the adjustable arms. More than worth the cost to keep from bowing the tube. If not, I would get some poles and tie one side down lower than the other.


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