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Old 10-11-2013, 09:34 AM   #1
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Dometic WeatherPro wind setting

In looking at the user manual on my new Dometic Weather Pro awning I see that I can adjust the wind setting from the preset of 18mph up to a high of 24mph. On the 18mph setting the awning seems to retract at even the slightest breeze. Does changing to the 24mph setting help. I don't leave it open when I am not around and do not want to leave it out in a high wind but would like to have it out while I am sitting there under low breeze conditions. Any thoughts, thanks
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:45 AM   #2
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Could be you awning angle..... mine had never shut yet, except when I tested it per Dometic Rep.

Awning is pretty tough..... here is a YOUTube blip from Dometic wind test.

Dometic Premium Awning Stress Test - YouTube

Dometic Awnings Electric Auto Retracting Premium Awning - YouTube

I would move it up.
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Could be you awning angle..... mine had never shut yet, except when I tested it per Dometic Rep.

Awning is pretty tough..... here is a YOUTube blip from Dometic wind test.

Dometic Premium Awning Stress Test - YouTube

Dometic Awnings Electric Auto Retracting Premium Awning - YouTube

I would move it up.
Impressive, but those are not the weather pro awnings, notice the difference in the side arms. Products - Dometic
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:12 PM   #4
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I turned mine off a long time ago. I never leave it out more
than 2-3' unless I am at the coach. It's a little like bay doors,
don't leave them open unless you are using them.
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:48 PM   #5
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I turned mine off a long time ago. I never leave it out more
than 2-3' unless I am at the coach. It's a little like bay doors,
don't leave them open unless you are using them.
Thanks I am going to be in Galveston TV on the beach, or at least accross the street from it for a couple of weeks so I will try the 24 MPH setting and then try turning it off on fairly calm days and see how it works. As you I will not leave it out unless I am sitting there.
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:26 AM   #6
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I put some aluminum tape around the sensor to make it less sensitive. May have to reduce amount to adjust sensitivity on highest setting.
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I turned mine off a long time ago. I never leave it out more
than 2-3' unless I am at the coach. It's a little like bay doors,
don't leave them open unless you are using them.
We leave ours off too and retract it anytime we aren't there. The wind sensor on ours is on the roof so even a wind from the other side that would not move the awning retracts it. Kind of a PIA if you have lights roll up in it or a shade attached and staked down. It is still nice to be able to extend and retract it with the remote though.
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I changed my setting to 24. I find it depends more on the direction the wind as to how easy it retracts itself. I have seen winds that I was afraid would tear the awing and it stayed out even set to 18, but these are winds blowing across the awning (end to end). Winds head on to the awning are more likely to cause the awning to retract.
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impressive videos! However, if i saw my awning dancing around like that, I think I would soil my undergarments! I will leave my setting at 12, and hope that it works on the day that I forget to retract the awning.
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Hi adonh,
We, have the same year coach so most likely the same awning. Based on your use of the awning, your plan is good. Go for it and enjoy.
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I was told by a Dometic Rep. that it is a constant wind speed for 30 sec. or more before the awning shuts.
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I can't find what is referred in the Dometic Manual as the "Control Box". This has the controls for adjusting wind MPH setting and turning off the wind control altogether. In a storage bay up front on the passenger side I have a box but all it has is a open / close button. There is also a control just inside the door to open and close the patio and door awnings. I also have the remote for the awning and door. I am not sure the "expanded control box would be.
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I can't find what is referred in the Dometic Manual as the "Control Box". This has the controls for adjusting wind MPH setting and turning off the wind control altogether. In a storage bay up front on the passenger side I have a box but all it has is a open / close button. There is also a control just inside the door to open and close the patio and door awnings. I also have the remote for the awning and door. I am not sure the "expanded control box would be.

The reason I can't find the "control box" as described in my owners manul is because I don't have one of these. What I have is a square bos about 5" by 6" located in a front storage compartment with a big rocker switch that is labeled open / close. After looking this over I found a very small toggle switch on the left side by crawling in to the storage compartment that has printed in very small letters wind sensor on / off. No controls to adjust the wind speed just on / off. After turning it off I am finally able to enjoy the awning. So thye owners manaul that I have is not for my control box although that is what was included with the awning. go figure.
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