As soon as the Class A sells, I am going to be purchasing a 24'C. It comes with an electric awning but have read that they are not adjustable, the gas piston gives out when water puddles and at a 90 degree angle are hard to clean. For those of you who have the electric awning, are you happy with or wish you had a manual awning and why? Thanks in advance!!! Dave
Had many manual awnings, but now have automatic. The automatic is great for my wife as she never liked dealing with the manual. My awning has a deep drop, so don't worry about water pooling, I still tie down awning when necessary. I find any awning hard to clean, my automatic no more than the manual's I have had. Guess they both have their pro's and con's. Our RV is 3 years old and awning is in and out almost daily or 2 - 3 times a week, so far no problems. If and when this one does die, I'm sure my wife will want another electric!
Dave & Judy
2009 Cedar Creek Custom 36RD5S
2011 RAM Laramie 3500 Dually 6.7 Diesel 4X4 Crew Cab 4.10 6 spd auto
B&W Turnover ball w/Companion hitch
2006 Harley FLHTCI, V & H Fishtails, Arlen Ness "Big Sucker", V & H Fuelpak VIETNAM VET - SEMPER FI
We have the A+E weather guard and have had no problems with it. I like the fact that I can just hit the button and lower or retract it. I also like the fact that when switched to wind sensor, it will retract on auto mode if it gets windy and we're not at the camp site.
Just remember to switch off the auto mode if you hang lights lol.
Ask me how I know that??
We've had both and will not go back to a manual. When we don't need it we just push the button and retract it, for example when we go to bed. That way I don't worry about it.
2011 Cameo 34SB3
2008 Chevy D/A, Smartair Air Springs, Trailer Saver BD3 Air Hitch, Mor/Ryde pin box, IS Suspension, Disk Brakes
Nights Camped in 2011 - 165
Nights Camped in 2012 - 142
Nights Camped in 2013 - 101
Have had manual and automatic, automatic is by far my preference. And my wife would not even attempt to deal with the manual one, she had heard my cussing. The automatic is as simple as a touch of a button, and rain or wash water would run off of it.
2011 Jayco Greyhawk 31DS, 2-slides, 32" LR TV, 3-Cameras, Helwig Springs, Full Private Bath, MBR w/doors, 2 Dogs - Collie & Poodle, retired for the 3rd time.
The electric awning is adjustable, but not as adjustable as the manual. Our awning has about 15 - 20 degrees of movement from highest setting to lowest setting. Adjusting it is a little more work than a manual awning, but putting it out and pulling it in is just a simple push of a button.