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Old 10-04-2016, 04:08 PM   #1
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awning was partly deployed and quit, cannot rewind (electric awning)
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Old 10-04-2016, 04:15 PM   #2
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Who makes the awning?
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don't know manufactuer
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don't know manufactuer
How's the weather on your side?

I have to go, but look up Carefree of Colorado and the Dometic web sites, they have the most commonly used awnings. The onlines manuals can point you in the right path.
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Old 10-05-2016, 03:18 AM   #5
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That is the reason I like my manual awning, only takes a few minutes of my time and fewer thing to go bad. My Dad once said "the more complicated things get (meaning cars) the more things to go bad" and I have found that he
hit the nail on the head.
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That is the reason I like my manual awning, only takes a few minutes of my time and fewer thing to go bad. My Dad once said "the more complicated things get (meaning cars) the more things to go bad" and I have found that he
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Roy,

Yep, give me my old points, plugs and condenser ignition and a carbutator I can always limp it home. Computer controlled stuff just brings out the sixteen pounder in me.
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I'm with you. Hard for me to keep up, although when Henry Ford came out with his car, people probably said if their horse threw a shoe, they could limp him home and that cars were too complex. LOL
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Yep, give me my old points, plugs and condenser ignition and a carbutator I can always limp it home. Computer controlled stuff just brings out the sixteen pounder in me.


Ok, I'm alright with the carb. And obviously the plugs. And it's even ok if you uncomputerize the vast majority of everything related to combustion.



But points? Lol



Nope. I want the "electronic" distributor!
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I'm with snake, no one should ever miss points.

As for the electric awning... I can get my awning in way faster when a storm hits, around here you may less than 2 minutes to get it in before the wind rips it off.

Most electric awnings have a simple way to retract them if the motor goes bad, but there's no way to help if you don't know your equipment.
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Nope. I want the "electronic" distributor!
Snake,

As long as there's no computer involved, OK I could go with a mechacically fires electronic distributer.

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I'm with snake, no one should ever miss points.

As for the electric awning... I can get my awning in way faster when a storm hits, around here you may less than 2 minutes to get it in before the wind rips it off.

Most electric awnings have a simple way to retract them if the motor goes bad, but there's no way to help if you don't know your equipment.
I'd take the challenge to see who's awning goes in faster, your electric or my manual awning.

Never had a problem getting it stowed and locked in place, in under a minute. Even the old worn out A&E with the out of adjustment, curved arms stowed fast. A bump on this arm, one on the other. They may need a little

I love mechanical things that purr along, nothing beats the sound of a well oiled machine ticking away.

Your absolutely right about knowing your equipement, that's the main reason I do my own maintenance. While I'm in the comfort of my driveway, I check stuff out and get a sense for how it's put together, so I have a good idea on how to fix stuff on the road.

You CAN teach an old dog new tricks, but some tricks this old dogs refuses to learn.
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