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Old 10-17-2015, 01:26 PM   #1
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New TT Junk Awning

Just bought new Cougar Xlite travel trailer. We love it except for the awning. It has a Lippert electric awning and it's worthless. Flaps in the least little breeze, won't stay tilted. What a joke!!

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Old 10-17-2015, 02:37 PM   #2
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Use tie down straps on the ends.

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Old 10-17-2015, 07:44 PM   #3
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Not sure those are meant to be tied down. Had an electric awning on our MH we had, before downsizing, and it worked just fine. This is so "cheap" I don't think it was made to be used.
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I have a electric awning I know what you mean especially after owing a 1996 terry 22ft awning all stainless exterior hardware not this plastic junk on my 2014. I also tilt it down a bit and use awning straps with springs every time just to be safe. We just ended a fall fling (6 weeks) and left it out with straps on the whole time never had an issue except for one week we were having storms and left it in

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Old 10-18-2015, 11:36 AM   #5
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If it the "automatic rain dump" type of awning system, there might be some clamping knobs somewhere on the arms. You can tilt it down a little, clamp the knobs down, and it will stay in place, but not dump if water builds up while raining.

You can also simply gently pull down on an arm to lower the awning away edge, tie off to the corner, and tie down to a stake or other solid object to help reduce flapping. This, of course, does not in any way guarantee that it will stay connected to your RV, but as long as it doesn't break off, it could be somewhat versatile until it does.
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Old 10-18-2015, 09:30 PM   #6
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My daughter just purchased a new trailer and it has one of the new awnings with built in led lighting and supposedly auto rain dump. If it wasn't so cheap and cheesy it might not be too bad. Problem is the goal of manufacturers is to use the lightest cheapest junk they can find.

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