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Old 05-08-2020, 04:46 PM   #1
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Awning tilting for rain

hi all! Camping for the first time in our cherokee grey wolf mk23. We would like to tilt our awning to slope as it is pouring !! On our jayco you just pulled on the one arm and it sloped. Cannot figure this one out and appreciate any help !!!
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Old 05-08-2020, 06:54 PM   #2
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Pictures of awning would be great, or at least a brand/model. Also, the website of the awning manufacturer should have a manual available by model.
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Old 05-08-2020, 09:24 PM   #3
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I don't see where you mentioned the type of awning you have nor do I see anything in your profile about the type of awning you own.

There are many different brands/styles of awnings. Give us more information or post a photo.

On my Dometic electric awnings, (I have two) you loosen a knob, adjust the arm for tilt and tighten the knob.
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Picks of the awning? On my awning we just pull on the arm.
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I've seen three electric types. Mine, like 5pickers, you loosen a knob on the lower arm and slide it up or down, tighten knob.
Another, that sounds like your old one, you just pull on one side and it stays where you leave it.
My friend has yet another (Carefree I think), that has a kind of knuckle joint on the lower arm and you pull on the joint itself, it bends and that side lowers.
I'm sure there are others, but w/o make/model of awning, or pics, we are all just guessing.
Hope you get it figured out and let us know how it works.
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What I have done at times with our electric awning is after it is extended all the way out, I roll the drum back about 1/2 turn. This illuminates the small valley behind the drum that holds the water. Of course this will only work if there is some slope to the awning to begin with.
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OP has a new trailer. He needs to contact the manufacturer. My 2017 and current 2019 had an automatic rain dump, sadly to the front instead of rear. New one even retracts automatically during high wind.
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Tilting awning

If yours is an electric Dometic, lock the upside arm. Unlock the downside arm. Pull the downside arm toward the RV and then lock it (screw down) at the place you want it to remain.
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OP has a new trailer. He needs to contact the manufacturer. My 2017 and current 2019 had an automatic rain dump, sadly to the front instead of rear. New one even retracts automatically during high wind.
On the Dometic with auto dump both knobs are usually loose. If you just pull the side of the awning down where you want to divert the water and tighten that knob the water will run off. You don't need to tighten both knobs.


If you want to hear the auto dump work tighten the knob on the side of the awning opposite where you want the water to run off. When the weight of the water gets to be enough the un-tightened side will drop.
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hi all! Camping for the first time in our cherokee grey wolf mk23. We would like to tilt our awning to slope as it is pouring !! On our jayco you just pulled on the one arm and it sloped. Cannot figure this one out and appreciate any help !!!
Some have mentioned the auto-dump feature. We didn't realize our Rockwood's Dometic Awning had the auto-dump feature. One night we forgot to retract the awning before going to bed. A light, but persistent, rain developed while we slept. Eventually, the weight of the water in the awning activated the auto-dump feature--many gallons of water dropped to the ground at once, waking us from our sound sleep. DW thought the awning had collapsed. I sleep VERY soundly, so hardly knew what had happened until she woke me up. We had no idea what had happened, but always remember to retract the awning before retiring now.
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