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Old 01-26-2019, 08:33 AM   #41
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Old 01-26-2019, 08:48 AM   #42
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My awning always fills with water when rolled up. I can roll it up when dry, when I leave for a while and it rains, it has water in it when I roll it out.

BTW, my awning is self-dumping, after it gets a certain amount of rain on it either one of the ends will drop to dump the water then raise back up. But I normally lower one end by a inch or two.
Some awnings roll up both ways , even electric ones. Make sure you are rolling it up in the correct direction, it should roll to the underside while closing
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[QUOTE=RedLdr1;2011268]Normal rain isn't an issue. Just adjust one end down for runoff and you'll be fine. If I'm going to be in heavy rain I bring mine in...I don't want to tempt the rain gods!


X2 I always set up with one arm lower to prepare for possible rain even on sunny days (my Florida upbringing ) But in really heavy rains or winds strong enough to make the awning billow consistently, I roll it in. When I get home, opening the awning is always part of my cleaning process so it can dry out if it's been wet and even it not, I still wipe it down to prevent any mildew.
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Yep, it decided to dump the accumulated 14,000 gallons of water .
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Old 01-27-2019, 11:48 AM   #45
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we have left ours out but had the motor rust internally and had to replace the unit..dont know if it would have rusted rolled up after being wet or now.. 2016 Lacross
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What the H good is an awning that you can't leave out in the rain ??? That is what I said to the Sales man when he told me if it rained we needed to bring awning in ??? Made me want to not buy the unit !!!
Because we had sat under some REAL HARD Thunder Storm with our old Manual Awning !
And we have under the Power Awning with Legs & Tie downs !!!
If you EVER have the choice Buy Manual over these WEEK Power Awning !!!

Just One Old Mans Opinion !!!
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I agree that the manual awnings are stronger...

But the ease of opening and closing the electric awnings, despite the wimpiness of them, is priceless!

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Old 01-27-2019, 12:51 PM   #48
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I'll echo some other statements here. I use my awning because of the rain, so my answer is obviously, "Yes." I mostly camp in forests, so creating shade isn't a big deal ... though I will be going to Moab next year. In CO, we get afternoon thunderstorms and it dumps hard. So, I am just good about making a very low side and a healthy slant to the awning. No issues.

Wind is minimal. I usually retract my awning at night and I always retract my awning if we leave camp. The downside to electric awnings is that you might have to retract them more frequently. The upside to electric awning is that it takes the push of a button and 15 seconds to extend/retract the awning.

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I know I sound like a broken record,
But if you ad Legs & Tie Downs, you can leave it out,
It becomes almost as strong as a Manual !!!
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I know I sound like a broken record,
But if you ad Legs & Tie Downs, you can leave it out,
It becomes almost as strong as a Manual !!!
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Old 01-28-2019, 08:17 PM   #51
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What the H good is an awning that you can't leave out in the rain ??? That is what I said to the Sales man when he told me if it rained we needed to bring awning in ??? Made me want to not buy the unit !!!
Because we had sat under some REAL HARD Thunder Storm with our old Manual Awning !
And we have under the Power Awning with Legs & Tie downs !!!
If you EVER have the choice Buy Manual over these WEEK Power Awning !!!

Just One Old Mans Opinion !!!
I'll second that old man (from another old man )
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Some awnings roll up both ways , even electric ones. Make sure you are rolling it up in the correct direction, it should roll to the underside while closing

It can't and won't. Your statement is opposite to the installation instructions of the Dometic A&E 9100 Power Awning. If I run it out too far the motor strains and will not roll any farther.

The top of my awning tube is slightly above the awning track on the side of the trailer by about 1 inch. I have 2 awnings and both are the same.
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It can't and won't. Your statement is opposite to the installation instructions of the Dometic A&E 9100 Power Awning. If I run it out too far the motor strains and will not roll any farther.

The top of my awning tube is slightly above the awning track on the side of the trailer by about 1 inch. I have 2 awnings and both are the same.
Ok , but I had one that did. It was on a heartland trailrunner. You could hold your finger on the button on the wall inside the camper to the awning out and it would go out and not stop , it would would roll up in a continuous motion
It may not have been the same model as yours
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I had a 2013 Heartland Trail Runner, but it had a manual awning.

My 2015 Heartland Prowler has an electric awning, but it only rolls out and then stops.

But, I've heard many others with electric awning with all of the different brands say that their awnings will roll out and if they hold the button it will flip and roll back on the top instead of the bottom.

Not sure if it is a specific brand or type of electric awning...or if it has something to do with the original install.
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I had a 2013 Heartland Trail Runner, but it had a manual awning.

My 2015 Heartland Prowler has an electric awning, but it only rolls out and then stops.

But, I've heard many others with electric awning with all of the different brands say that their awnings will roll out and if they hold the button it will flip and roll back on the top instead of the bottom.

Not sure if it is a specific brand or type of electric awning...or if it has something to do with the original install.
Solera awnings do that.
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The Dometic awning FR replaced on our 2500TSF at the FROG Rally last year would roll up backwards. It also would bounce off the wall and go back out a few inches every time you retracted it. The new one they installed cured both those issues...
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The Dometic awning FR replaced on our 2500TSF at the FROG Rally last year would roll up backwards. It also would bounce off the wall and go back out a few inches every time you retracted it. The new one they installed cured both those issues...
We own a 2013 2500TS, can you tell me if the F in TSF stands for Ford ???
Only difference I see is the TSF I looked @ it had a ladder !!!

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My awning always fills with water when rolled up. I can roll it up when dry, when I leave for a while and it rains, it has water in it when I roll it out.
I have the same problem. I've learned to stand inside my trailer while I hold the extend button so I don't get a shower while the awning unrolls.
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I have the same problem. I've learned to stand inside my trailer while I hold the extend button so I don't get a shower while the awning unrolls.
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I have the same problem. I've learned to stand inside my trailer while I hold the extend button so I don't get a shower while the awning unrolls.

I do this also as I learned my arms ain't long enough to reach the button if I'm outside the door.
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