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Old 05-12-2016, 11:07 AM   #1
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Electric Awning

This is my first RV with an electric awning and I have to say I'm not a fan. Sure it's nice that it goes in and out, (hopefully) with the push of a button.

It seems so fragile I'm afraid to leave it out. I feel like it fails in it's intended purpose, to keep my outside things somewhat dry under the awning in the rain. To allow me to keep my door open in the rain and still get air but not get my floor wet. To keep the area in front of the door somewhat dry to keep mud out.

With my manual awning, I put a pitch on it for rain, I staked it to the ground so the wind wouldn't take it away. With this one, actually two, I put it out and get nervous with every bit of wind or rain.

I'm afraid this thing is going to tear off the RV with rain and wind.

Can anyone share any experience with these modern day wonders?
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Old 05-12-2016, 11:33 AM   #2
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We've had ours out when it's been a little windy and haven't had to much of an issue. I usually tend to close them up if the wind starts to cause the arms to fold up causing the awing to bounce. As for rain, I have the front awning pitched to the front and the back awning pitched to the rear. We still get some rain that comes in between the two but it's not enough to really make a big mess. We usually don't have an issue with water building up on the awnings.
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Old 05-12-2016, 01:20 PM   #3
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I pitch my awning toward the back and I have always staked the corners. I have never had an issue when the wind blew.
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Old 05-12-2016, 05:59 PM   #4
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I tend to agree. When I had a manual, it handled wind alot better. My electric is a wimp, but I have started to anchor it and it is better.
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Old 05-13-2016, 05:32 AM   #5
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Not sure what brand awning you have, but our Dometic electric can be tilted for rain runoff.


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As you can see in my signature pic, I have an extra 6 x 14 ft added to the front ,with hooks , to add to the dry area and I also stake the corners down. /and always angle the awning a couple of inches to the front or rear(depending on which side of the campsite is lowest.)
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Old 05-13-2016, 11:44 AM   #7
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My awning tips. I'm more worried about the wind. I guess I can tie them down. I like the extra shade that slides into the awning, but I would have to pull my LED lights.

Thanks for all the responses.
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