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We are upgrading to a 30 foot bunk house unit, call me old school (only 38 years old), but I like a manual awning. I like the aspect of the ability of leaning them down while you leave and more importantly when it rains, you can tilt it to one side. Electric jacks on all four corners, are painfully hard to watch go up or down since they are so slow. Electric Tongue Jack, haven't seen them work, but heard they are painfully slow as well.

Are we really getting that lazy that we need these electric devices? Before you think I am off my rocker, I do like the electric fridge, microwave and a/c..

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from the sounds of things one of two things come to mind. You are not a patient person and very young. You sound just like my SIL. He thought the same thing about tongue jacks until I got him one for Christmas. Me? I had a heart attack when I was 39 so the first summer after that I was hooking up in the heat and I knew right there and then an electric jack was in my immediate future. the levelers are always slow but again they are a life saver too. it's no all its cut to be, getting old that is. If you like the exercise thing, go manual. Oh yes some electric awning can be lowered for better drainage but not all. some like the Keystone units can be.

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I have an electric awning and tongue jack. I really like the tongue jack... The awning......The jury is still out..lol


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You should equip your trailer the way YOU like it. Concerning the tongue jack, they're just as fast as hand cranking a heavy trailer and do keep in mind you'll need to lift not only the trailer tongue but the rear of your tow vehicle in order to hitch up.
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I was hesitant at first about the power package on my Passport in 2009. Two camping trips and I wouldn't have it any other way.

When shopping trailers, ask the dealer to extend the awning and ask him how to tilt it. If it won't tilt, look at another or get a manual awning.

Mine tilts and I love it. I just wish it was longer than 16'!




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My newest TT came with an electric awning, and I have to admit I love it. never thought it would be that great, but it came with the G2 package. Granted, it is one with a good bit of slope - I don't think I'd of liked the flat pitch ones.

I've been toying with the idea of an electric tongue jack, but I just can't get myself to spend $100+ bucks just so I don't have to turn the dial. heck, I pay about $100 a month for the fitness club I'm in - and paying $100 not to turn a crank seems kinda like an oxymoron .

The levelers I feel run into the same category - probably great for some people, and if they came with my unit I probably wouldn't complain, but just don't see myself spending the money to avoid a couple of minutes cranking...

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I think the electric tongue jack is faster than doing it manually. IMHO...


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Ours TT has all of these things and I wouldn't want it any other way. Our awning can be lower,slanted, tilted or whatever you want. The elec tongue jack is a sweat saver when hooking and unhooking the wdh, and the elec stab jacks are great simply because DW can lower them while I am doing other set up type things...gets me in my chair with a beer that much sooner.


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We have the electric awning and I don't care for it. It can't be set as we want. When it rains it sags, catches water, then "kneels" and dumps it with a noisy splash at the far end. Since we can't pitch it the sun shines right under it. But we had no choice with is TT.


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8iron wrote:

Ours TT has all of these things and I wouldn't want it any other way. Our awning can be lower,slanted, tilted or whatever you want. The elec tongue jack is a sweat saver when hooking and unhooking the wdh, and the elec stab jacks are great simply because DW can lower them while I am doing other set up type things...gets me in my chair with a beer that much sooner.


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