Awning question - Dutchmen Owners

Go Back   Dutchmen Owners > Dutchmen Brand RVs > Toy Hauler
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-04-2014, 01:41 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Camper2b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Nashville
Posts: 538
Tennessee
Awning question

Just really got into looking at the awnings. Lets say the don't retract... how would you get them in. Honestly, I've never seen awnings like these. They're pop riveted to the side wall including the gas shocks. I'm sure they're good for a lifetime no need to replace and maintenence free...


Thanks for your responses.
__________________

__________________
Slim
Former 2014 Vlotage 3200 owner
Camper2b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2014, 01:53 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
HornedToad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Midland
Posts: 606
Texas
Let me tell you from experience what is great about this new style of awning. On a Jayco trailer I owned with a Carefree awning, I don't know if the Voltage awning is a Carefree but it looks very similar, the bottom of the arm has pins that slide up and down the rail. I had left mine out when a thunderstorm passed and in the heavy wind the pins popped out of the rail allowing the awning to blow up on to the roof. I was then able to pull it back down and pop the pins back into the rail without any damage to the arms or fabric.
__________________

__________________

Mike & Helen
2014 Voltage 3895 EPIC III
2013 Ford F350 CC DRW FX4
HornedToad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2014, 01:21 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
sundancer 87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tahlequah
Posts: 2,828
Oklahoma
There is a video somewhere that shows adding an external power supply to the motor head as a temporary measure to retract the awning. This doesn't help with a dead motor so you have raised a question to research and ponder.
__________________
2013 Voltage 3800, 2012 Chevy 3500 HD
2010 Yamaha V Star 950
2009 Yamaha Raider
Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Caravanners
sundancer 87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2014, 09:38 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
knesdad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Badger State
Posts: 431
Wisconsin
With our trailer there was a kit included for bringing in the awning (Carefree) if the power failed for whatever reason.
__________________
Forum Moderator

Dave & Sue
Kiley & Emily
Izzie (Beagle/Bichon/Mini Poodle)
2012 Ford F150 XLT EB SS CRW 6.5 Max Tow
'12 Dutchmen Kodiak 284BHSL
knesdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2014, 10:54 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
sundancer 87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tahlequah
Posts: 2,828
Oklahoma
Quote:
Originally Posted by knesdad View Post
With our trailer there was a kit included for bringing in the awning (Carefree) if the power failed for whatever reason.
Let's see it!!! I have a 'thing' that I store in the refrigerator that is supposed to do something if something doesn't work but I haven't figured it out yet.
__________________
2013 Voltage 3800, 2012 Chevy 3500 HD
2010 Yamaha V Star 950
2009 Yamaha Raider
Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Caravanners
sundancer 87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2014, 12:42 AM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Charlotte
Posts: 17
North Carolina
"A thing I store in the ref that is supposed to do something"........

Really
__________________
2014 Voltage 3895
2012 F350 DRW 4x4
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 RMZ 250
Treadwheeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2014, 01:35 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
sundancer 87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tahlequah
Posts: 2,828
Oklahoma
Quote:
Originally Posted by Treadwheeler View Post
"A thing I store in the ref that is supposed to do something"........

Really
Sure, I keep it in the refrigerator so I don't misplace it because I don't know what it does. Also, I rarely throw anything away in the refrigerator, really.
__________________
2013 Voltage 3800, 2012 Chevy 3500 HD
2010 Yamaha V Star 950
2009 Yamaha Raider
Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Caravanners
sundancer 87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2014, 04:11 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
soonernation's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Sanger
Posts: 258
Texas
Quote:
Originally Posted by knesdad View Post
With our trailer there was a kit included for bringing in the awning (Carefree) if the power failed for whatever reason.
I saw the kit you refer to in a bag along with the carefree operating manual. One end had alligator clips but I don't seem to recall what the connection was on the other end.
__________________
2013 Voltage 3200
2014 Ford F350 DRW
www.facebook.com/VoltageToyHauler
soonernation is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2014, 10:14 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
soonernation's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Sanger
Posts: 258
Texas
Here is what I have in the bag with my owners manual.

__________________
2013 Voltage 3200
2014 Ford F350 DRW
www.facebook.com/VoltageToyHauler
soonernation is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2014, 10:51 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
sundancer 87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tahlequah
Posts: 2,828
Oklahoma
Oh yeah, I remember seeing something like that in my bag of swag so I took a look and found two of those.

But that's not what I keep in the refrigerator because I don't know what it does.
__________________

__________________
2013 Voltage 3800, 2012 Chevy 3500 HD
2010 Yamaha V Star 950
2009 Yamaha Raider
Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Caravanners
sundancer 87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Dutchmen RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT. The time now is 04:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.