Our current rig is the first with an automatic awning (I've avoided them as long as I could
). It is the Carefree Eclipse. My question is about how the awning behaves when you deploy it.
When I activate the extend button/s, the roller starts to move and actually unrolls about 1 1/2" feet of the fabric before the arms start to move. So there is material hanging from the roller before the roller actually starts to move away from the side of the coach. Once the arms start to move and the roller starts moving away and down, the roller 'catches up' with the fabric so to speak. The movement of the entire mechanism is jerky until the roller clears the curbside slide room, then it seems to run smoothly.
Is this normal for the Carefree Eclipse?