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nomad297

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Posted: 05/03/14 01:06pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I love the simplicity, versatility and practicality of my run-of-the-mill manual pull-down awning. I love that it comes out when I want it to and it retracts when I want it to with nothing more than the flip of a lever and use of a hooked rod. It never fails me. I can pitch it as much as I please, this way or that way, for rain or for shade.

I once envied others who have the electric, automatic awnings, thinking that those awnings were superior to mine -- no more -- I have witnessed and I have read of the many problems and limitations of the automatic awnings.

Hail the manual awning.

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Posted: 05/03/14 01:10pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

X2 ---- I have one manual and one electric and the manual one stays out most of the time and don't make a ton of noise bouncing in a light breeze like the electric one does. Randu


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Electric awning is nice and I see more & more of them on new rigs, but don't think I would have one. [emoticon]


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Posted: 05/03/14 01:28pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

nomad297 wrote:

I love the simplicity, versatility and practicality of my run-of-the-mill manual pull-down awning. I love that it comes out when I want it to and it retracts when I want it to with nothing more than the flip of a lever and use of a hooked rod. It never fails me. I can pitch it as much as I please, this way or that way, for rain or for shade.

I once envied others who have the electric, automatic awnings, thinking that those awnings were superior to mine -- no more -- I have witnessed and I have read of the many problems and limitations of the automatic awnings.

Hail the manual awning.

Bruce


While my newest RV has an electric (not an option) awning, I've had a number of RVs with manual awnings, and while not saying one is better than the other, I can state with certainty that you've definitely understated what's involved in extending and retracting a manual awning. [emoticon]
Nothing is simpler than just pushing a button. You can, if you want, pitch it to have one side lower than the other. I hardly ever use an awning anyway, so it doesn't make much difference to me.

* This post was edited 09/03/14 05:29pm by Mich F *


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I love the simplicity, versatility and practicality of my run-of-the-mill electric awning. I love that it comes out when I want it to and it retracts when I want it to with nothing more than the flip of a button. It never fails me. I can pitch it as much as I please, this way or that way, for rain or for shade.





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Mich F wrote:

I can state with certainty that you've definitely understated what's involved in extending and retracting a manual awning. [emoticon]


Maybe just a little. [emoticon]

But, it sure isn't difficult.

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Posted: 05/03/14 01:54pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

K Charles wrote:

I love the simplicity, versatility and practicality of my run-of-the-mill electric awning. I love that it comes out when I want it to and it retracts when I want it to with nothing more than the flip of a button. It never fails me. I can pitch it as much as I please, this way or that way, for rain or for shade.


I see what you did. [emoticon]

However, no electric awning will pitch as much or be as reliable as a manual awning. The limitations of the electric awning may please you, but I just couldn't live with the minimal amount of pitch (if any) that all electric awnings allow. Obviously, to each his own.

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Steeljag wrote:

Lol......those electric awnings sure are a pain. Pushing a button with a finger while holding a beer in the other hand is unexceptable!

.......and having AC to cool off........no way, having to ajust a thermostat, clean a filter, and the noise? it's better to just keep the windows open and hope it doesn't get to hot.

Don't get me started on an electric water heater........when you have a metal bucket and a fire pit......


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Huh?

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Posted: 05/03/14 02:40pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I too must agree, I like my manual awning


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Posted: 05/03/14 03:36pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How about manual vs automatic transmissions?......lol

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