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Old 09-26-2014, 10:22 PM   #1
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Question Awning conversion?

I have a 2007 Montego Bay with a manual awning. I have a rotator cuff that cannot be repaired so putting the awning up and down is becoming difficult to perform. Is it possible to convert the manual to power operation? I have heard horror stories about these conversions. Anyone have some positive info?

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Old 09-27-2014, 10:13 AM   #2
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What make & model of awning is it? However, generally the answer is No, you have to replace it. The awning arms are completely different, and the roller tube is at least somewhat different (where the motor gearing connects).

You might find a used awnings at an RV salvage yard, but if you have to pay somebody to install it anyway, you may as well get a new one. You might save money buying the awning yourself, though. Plenty of online RV parts sources.

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Old 09-27-2014, 11:11 AM   #3
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Just went thru that change. Had the manual awning completely replace with a Weather Pro power awning. I was informed that you need to make sure there is support in the walls for a new awning. Some MH's did not structure the walls to hold a power awning so some places just install plugs in the wall and sooon it lets go. I had to go with the Weather Pro because it has the extended wall mount to the existing holes from the old awning. My unit is a 2004, maybe you newer unit has the was structure for it.
Something to check before replacement.
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