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Ductape Dave

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Posted: 10/13/11 10:23am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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

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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!


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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.


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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.


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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.

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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.
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I have electric and no worries. When enough rain gets on it, it dumps it. Just don't be under the wrong spot when it decides to dump.


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The MH I am looking at has the Carefree Awning, does this brand have the height adjustments? How do you secure them when it is windy? Thanks

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Mine is adjustable, each arm has 5 settings so I can have one side lower to drain off rain water.


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On my AE the awning can be tilted on either end and be locked. The arm also auto dumps when water pools. I think most negativity came with the first models which had less adjustability.


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