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Old 05-12-2013, 07:55 PM   #1
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Carefree Eclipse awning question

Our new-to-us coach has the Carefree Eclipse automatic awning. First time for an auto awning for me.

When I deploy the awning, it fully extends exposing the valance at the end. Then, it immediately rolls back about a half turn of the roller which seems to tighten the fabric but it rolls the valance back onto the roller. I've downloaded the operating manual and it mentions how to adjust the pitch but nothing about extension. Is there an adjustment for this? Others I have seen have the valance hanging down fully exposed.
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Are you holding the switch down until it stops? ...or stopping (releasing the switch) when it is where you want it? I've never held mine until it stops as the roller does begin rolling the fabric up from the other side as you indicate. The beauty of this awning is that you can extend it as much or as little as you want.
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Are you holding the switch down until it stops? ...or stopping (releasing the switch) when it is where you want it? I've never held mine until it stops as the roller does begin rolling the fabric up from the other side as you indicate. The beauty of this awning is that you can extend it as much or as little as you want.
I was not aware that you can stop it at any point. I think I am just pushing the button (on the outside under the arm) and it fully deploys on its own.

My dilemma is that DW wants to install one of those sunshades that hangs from the roller and rolls up with the awning. I suppose that shade must slide into the groove in the roller and I cannot expose that groove with the valance and some of the awning fabric covering the entire roller.

I will play with it more and see if I can figure it out. At any rate, at full deployment, I would think it would be designed to let the valance hang down and not roll it back up into the fabric.
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