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Old 09-03-2014, 08:51 AM   #15
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We just took out our "new to us" 2013 Evergreen Sun Valley last weekend. This is the first TT we have had with an electric awning. I ask our dealer how to angle it in case of rain and he said "you don't". Which did upset me because the whole point of an awning to use it in case of rain. :( Our dealer also told us not to leave it out in the rain but if we do it would self empty. Wrong, wrong, wrong! We found out pretty quickly in a pop up downpour that our awning filled with water and was ready to crash down. My husband then found that you can pull down the arm bar on one side to dump the water, thank goodness. We left it angled like that for the rest of the trip and just pushed it back up before we retracted it. Too bad both our salesman and the mech. tech did not know this.

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Old 09-04-2014, 05:06 AM   #16
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WWe left it angled like that for the rest of the trip and just pushed it back up before we retracted it.
As you mentioned, electric awnings have adjustments for angling either end down, or the whole awning down if you prefer (a real "headbanger").

When my dealer demonstrated the deploy/retract and adjust features of my electric awning, he said it was important that before retracting, both ends of the awning adjustment must be at the same level, "up", "down", or anywhere in between.

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Old 09-04-2014, 05:29 AM   #17
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Out of experience I retract mine when summer storms threaten, I watched as a storm suddenly came in off of the ocean and flipped awnings over top of campers all around us. I usually retract it and throw everything under the camper to stay dry

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