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Old 05-30-2018, 10:27 AM   #1
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Question Replacing the Awning

I have a 2007 Cruiser 5th Wheel 27 RL that I lost the awning due to a sudden wind storm (total unexpected). I want to know if I can replace it with an electric awning? Is there a requirement for clearance between the door opening and the roof? I know that the current awning rail sits close to the door and the old was always high and could not be lowered lower because the door would hit it. I always thought that the rail was too low. I would appreciate any advice or recommendations on this.
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Old 05-30-2018, 11:11 AM   #2
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first off, you know insurance will cover that, right ?


Might be best to take some measurements and talk to Carefree, etc...


some of the later designs are pretty slick !
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You want my electric? I will take a manual anyday. I would have taken it off but the boneheads at the factory caulked the sides of the arm parts that screw to the sides and it is right over the stripes. Only crossroads that I have seen does this.
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Old 05-30-2018, 07:46 PM   #4
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Yes I am working with my insurance. I didn't think about Carefree but I will check with them.

I was told I needed six inches above the door to mount and electric awning. But again I haven't talk to the manufactures of the awnings. Thanks for the reminder
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I have to agree with Harley. Dont like the electric\automatic ! I would much rather have a Manual. The electric on my 2018 aerolite luxury looked cool but if I wanted to adjust the canopy to different positions, anything short of complete extension left the arm extension hardware low enough that I continue to smack my head on it (5' 10" ) and when I wanted/tried to tie it down during steady but not gale force winds the Hardware would not remain stationary and slid up and down the channels along the sides. It appeared rather delicate and all of the manual canopies I have had and those around me never had a concern.
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Iíve owned 5ers with electric and manual awnings. Mine now has an electric awning and itís the second one Iíve owned. If I had my choice I would rather have a manual for the simple reason that you can drop them down low and itís easier to clean. You canít do that with electric ones. And a manual; you can add more pitch to one side and take the less off the camper and stand them straight up (preventing being laid out by walking into an awning arm). Dag nabit new fancy fangled stuff. Lol. Seriously though I would go back to a manual in a heartbeat if I could.
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Iíve owned 5ers with electric and manual awnings. Mine now has an electric awning and itís the second one Iíve owned. If I had my choice I would rather have a manual for the simple reason that you can drop them down low and itís easier to clean. You canít do that with electric ones. And a manual; you can add more pitch to one side and take the less off the camper and stand them straight up (preventing being laid out by walking into an awning arm). Dag nabit new fancy fangled stuff. Lol. Seriously though I would go back to a manual in a heartbeat if I could.
My electric awnings you can add more/less pitch to either end, it takes about 5 seconds to do so.
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My electric awnings you can add more/less pitch to either end, it takes about 5 seconds to do so.
I can also add pitch to either end on my electric awning, but not like the manuals and you can’t clean the electric easily like you can the manual. That’s what I was meaning.
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