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jk31668

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Posted: 10/12/20 06:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

in case anyone is interested, i just had my 19 ft motorized dometic awning completely removed and replaced with a new unit. took 2 months of back order on the awning itself. everything was replaced. total cost was just under $3k installed. i have a 31 ft sunseeker motorhome.

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I wish mine was manual.


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jk31668 wrote:

in case anyone is interested, i just had my 19 ft motorized dometic awning completely removed and replaced with a new unit. took 2 months of back order on the awning itself. everything was replaced. total cost was just under $3k installed. i have a 31 ft sunseeker motorhome.


what happened to the old one?


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it was the original and 10 years old. got caught in a rain squall with high wind and pulled the rear end right out of the wall and ripped the canvas. i have progressive ins. and they paid 100% for a new one.

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jk31668 wrote:

it was the original and 10 years old. got caught in a rain squall with high wind and pulled the rear end right out of the wall and ripped the canvas. i have progressive ins. and they paid 100% for a new one.


Good deal.

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The first thing I planned to do when I bought my first (used) RV was replace the manual awning with an electric. My previous roll-up awning experience was with the old style where you had to get a person on each side to roll it up and down simultaneously, and sliding the slides up or down took some real muscle.

But then I started to use this one (with the rollup strap that lets a single person set it up), and now I don't want the complexity of an electric one - it only takes a few minutes to set up or take down the awning.

Though I haven't had the strap slip out of my hand while rolling it up yet - if that happens I may change my opinion ... [emoticon]

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Ouch......$3000!! Replaced my fabric awning about 2 years ago due to age/wear and spent maybe $300. Rarely ever use mine, so, I guess if you're doing it quite often, it could be a helper [emoticon]

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Our 2007 rig was equipped with a manual box awning.

The good things about it are....
- very reliable
- non-intrusive (no vertical sides mounted to the rig)
- a one person operation

The good things about a motorized awning
- opens and closes in a jiffy
- push-button opening and closing
- auto closes during a storm

The only thing I don't like about the motorized awning are the vertical side rails.


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I don’t understand the desire to have a motorized awning. What do you do when those awnings refuse to retract on demand from their unfurled position?

* This post was edited 10/17/20 09:14pm by whemme *


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whemme wrote:

I don’t understand the desire to have a motorized awning. What do you do when those awnings refuse to retract on demand from there unfurled position?


You break out the pull strap and slide it into the groove of the tube, then retract the awning almost the same way as you would a manual one. It is still spring loaded just like a manual. the push to deploy is given by the gas assist lift shocks on the arms and all the motor does is provide enough additional force to overcome the spring force which retracts it.

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