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Old 04-13-2013, 09:47 PM   #1
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Carefree manual awning conversion to power

I have a new Wildwood DLX 39FDEN with a 21" Carefree manual awning. The sales guy said it could be converted to power fairly easily. I have asked two dealers and they can't seem to find the kit. Has anyone else converted theirs?
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:28 AM   #3
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I don't think that's the conversion kit I need, I priced a complete new electric awning at that price. What I am looking for is just to electric operator.
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Just for the heck of it I went on Carefree's site and didn't see any mention of converting a manual to electric.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:49 AM   #5
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I don't think that's the conversion kit I need, I priced a complete new electric awning at that price. What I am looking for is just to electric operator.
I don't see what parts other than the awning itself and roller tube that would be common between the manual and electric.

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You'd have to replace the whole awning as there is nothing compatible between the two.

Changing from manual to electric has its down falls as the electric mounts totally different then a manual.
You may have holes from the manual that the electric wont cover.


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I don't see what parts other than the awning itself and roller tube that would be common between the manual and electric.

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I would like to find a motor and extension arm wire conversation kit without having to buy an awning and roller tube.
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You'd have to replace the whole awning as there is nothing compatible between the two.

Changing from manual to electric has its down falls as the electric mounts totally different then a manual.
You may have holes from the manual that the electric wont cover.

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Thanks tubs it's just i have a new awning and hated to buy a new on if i didn't have to
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LOL "TUBS" if that don't beat all ! MY phrog phriends will have a field day with this !
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LOL "TUBS" if that don't beat all ! MY phrog phriends will have a field day with this !
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Here is your "R" dang typos.
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Guess I'm very different personally you could not give me an electric awning......... Manuel awning any day over electric................


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Guess I'm very different personally you could not give me an electric awning......... Manuel awning any day over electric................


YOU also drive a ford and a dodge which explains alot !
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Here is your "R" dang typos.
BwaaaaaHaaaaaaa! No keep the R.....really......we had not seen that typo on him yet!! Love it!
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BwaaaaaHaaaaaaa! No keep the R.....really......we had not seen that typo on him yet!! Love it!
I knew someone would see it !
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I don't know Oaklevel......we always had the manual too, until we got this XLR, and it has the electric awning.....I LOVE it!! Before, I always had my DH open the awning when I wanted it, and now I push a button and do it all myself....when I please! I wondered how the awning would do in the rain, because we used to always have one side higher than the other, on the manual awning. The electric awning looks to be pretty even when it is deployed. Well we had a good rain, and the awning worked beautifully! It drained off the front left corner (if looking out the screen door) beautifully!! I was worried it would be dumping water where we walk in and out.
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I don't know Oaklevel......we always had the manual too, until we got this XLR, and it has the electric awning.....I LOVE it!! Before, I always had my DH open the awning when I wanted it, and now I push a button and do it all myself....when I please! I wondered how the awning would do in the rain, because we used to always have one side higher than the other, on the manual awning. The electric awning looks to be pretty even when it is deployed. Well we had a good rain, and the awning worked beautifully! It drained off the front left corner (if looking out the screen door) beautifully!! I was worried it would be dumping water where we walk in and out.
Yours don't have the tilt arms ?
I believe theres an update to be able to tilt the awning.
They also list ours as "automatic" dumping ...... but I just tilt it .
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The dealer said the electric motor replaces whatever is in the right side enclosure. I am going to take the cover off to see what is inside.
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I bet with the motor end, it can be converted with a few mods. I would search ebay for a motor and see what it costs. Might be worth the effort.
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Tilt arms? I think they just have that bolt thing to tighten up the arms, but not to tilt. Too freaking windy to open and have a look, but I took pics yesterday during the awning ceremony!
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