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Posted: 02/13/21 09:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

TXiceman wrote:

We have one power awning and one manual awning. The power awning is used a lot more than the manual since all it takes is a button push. We never leave either awning out if it is storming, so< i'd never know if one of them leaked.

Ken


So then, in other words, it ain’t used. I would do everything possible to avoid a useless and flimsy power awning.





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It looks like Carefree does have custom acrylic replacement awning fabric colors...

https://www.carefreeofcolorado.com/rv-products/fabric-hardware-colors.html
Then click on "custom acrylic"

I called Carefree and they are sending me a swatch packet.

* This post was edited 02/16/21 12:38am by cannesdo *

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i found some super cheap RV awning replacement fabric here: https://youngfartsrvparts.ca/collections/universal-rv-replacement-awning-canvas

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Lynnmor wrote:

TXiceman wrote:

We have one power awning and one manual awning. The power awning is used a lot more than the manual since all it takes is a button push. We never leave either awning out if it is storming, so< i'd never know if one of them leaked.

Ken


So then, in other words, it ain’t used. I would do everything possible to avoid a useless and flimsy power awning.


Powered awning is not cheap or flimsy. It just makes good sense to NEVER leave an awning out in bad weather or when you are gone.

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Posted: 10/06/21 09:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

While I like the convenience of a power awning, I hate the fact that I can't leave it out in =breezy= conditions. Given that we like to boondock, when you lose the majority of your shade, it makes a huge difference in the interior temp at the end of the day.

Biggest issue with adding a manual awning is that there's very likely nowhere to anchor it to.

I'd pay double what a current power awning costs if it were the equal of a manual awning.

Lyle


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