Originally Posted by gemini5362
I for the life of me cannot imagine why anyone would prefer a manual awning. I do not know anything they can do that i cannot do with my power awning and it is a lot easier to use.
Great question by the OP...
We just finished a week in a park with lots of very nice RV's with power awnings. We were the only ones with a manual awning and had no issues with our awning. Can't say the same for the automatic awning crowd...
Some had issues with wind pushing the awning up against the gas struts holding it open...so a few tied them down/open with straps to the ground.
Some could not adjust the angle as the sun moved through the day.
None could lower one end to allow rain/dew/aircon to run-off on the end preferred by the owner.
One owner was having work performed (no 12VDC house power for a while) so could not operate the awning.
In fairness, many manual awnings have the 2 main support arms (fore and aft) that sit at the right height to be a risk to hit your head if you aren't looking as you walk along the RV's length.
Kim and Steve, Mustang LCDR (Ret), '07 Damon Outlaw #1193
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