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Old 10-14-2005, 07:41 AM   #15
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If the short awning that sticks out almost straight is meant for those with a passenger side slide, is there supposed to be a longer awning for those that don't have the slide? If so, I may have the wrong awning because mine has virtually no slant to it. In fact the scalloped end piece will not hang over the railing unless I retract it a bit.
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Old 10-14-2005, 08:26 AM   #16
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That's exactly how ours is-but we have the slide on the passanger side. How does yours do w/ dumping water? I was wondering if Winniebago has longer arms, or even if the slot where the arm slides down when it dumps was longer, if it would work better. We have an appt w/ our dealer to look at a few things-and this will be one of them
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Old 10-14-2005, 03:52 PM   #17
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Using the garden hose method it does hold a lot of water but it does dip and let the water off.
When camping in the rain the awning did its job, not sure how much water had accumulated before it released. BTW it was at night and the unexpected noise makes it sound like something awful is happening.
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Old 10-15-2005, 10:31 AM   #18
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> I was wondering if Winniebago has longer arms </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The arms are the same. THe only difference is in the length of the awning fabric.

My 38R's awning also turns the valance a little too far and the wind blows it on top of the awning. This is another problem not related to the short awning extention on coaches with a patio slide.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Or what do you see as a solution/suggetion I could bring up w/ Winnebago to hopefully get this awning to dump better (other than buying a new rig--LOL!!!) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Try a little silicon spray on the insied of your rear awning arm. Somewhere in there is the slide that activates when dumping water. I haven;t looked at mine.
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The only problem that you can have with the Weather Pro awning, accordong to Dometic, is if the arms are perpendicular to the body of the coach. If they aren't the awning can't shed water properly. Dometic also discourages te use of their awning in rain so as to prevent damage. I had oneon our last coach, it shed water ok, but I wasn't all that impressed with it. I prefer the Carefree system that we have now.
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Old 10-28-2005, 12:57 PM   #21
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Took the mh in for some things to be looked at and I talked w/ the guys about the awning. Well it turns out we have the wrong awning 'cloth' on our mh. This would be the reason for it not dumping. We are getting an new cloth and this should allow our arm to go out more and allow the water to dump and not belly. It'll be about 10 days till they get the parts from winnie-so I'll keep you all posted.

Also found out Winnebago was supposed to mount the awning lower on our coach-hence the shorter cloth-but since they didn't we are getting the longer cloth.
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You have the short awning cloth on your '05 35A because you have a slide under your awning. If you have the standard longer awning cloth installed your awning will contact your slide when fully extended. You choice.
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Tom, the one we have now hits the slide i just think that the longer one will allow it to dump more efficiently.
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Old 10-31-2005, 06:33 PM   #24
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The longer the fabric the more it will contact the slide.

If you have a dumping problem silicon spray the rear arm.
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Tom N, Reading about your awning valance blowing up onto the awning just as our does makes me think our 38Rs went down the assembly line one after the other. Or do all 38R models have the same quirks about them? Anyhow, my awning and wind sensor also work as advertised. Only, when there is a gusty breeze from the side and not enough to cause it to roll up, the air piles up under the awning and causes it to float up and down, both the arms and fabric. I have already disabled the retract mechanism and tied the ends to the ground, even during rain, pulling the spring-loaded end down as you would a regular awning, so water drains off. I'm concerned though, that too much of that might compress the spring and cause it not to dump normally.

For how identical our Suncruisers are, I hope we're not in the same campground at the same time - might not know whos MH I'm entering. I'll bet your door keys even fit my locks.

If you have the RestEasy sofa instead of the J-Lounge then we are identical twins!

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> the air piles up under the awning and causes it to float up and down, both the arms and fabric. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The awning is designed to float up in a gust of wind not strog enough to trigger the roll up wind sensor.

Your awning is operating correctly.

And the valance blowing up on the awning is a quark caused by the light acrylic awning fabric. Occasionally, I stop my awning extension about an inch from full extension. This will prevent the valance from blowing up on the awning.
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Just to bring everyone up to date our dealership replaced the awning cloth and now our arms extend al the way out like they are supposed to do, In turn it changes the angle of the awning towards the tube so the water pools towards the outside edge and it dump with out a problem. Thank for everyones input!
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Winnebago is aware of the problem becasuse they replaced a friend of mines back in April of 05 with a wider awning on his 2004 40' Vectra. I complained about the same problem on my 2005 36' Vectra and had them replace the awning to one 8" wider. Now the arm of the A&E are straight when it is open allowing the awning to drop over 12 inches lower and allowing the arm to retract as designed when water accumlates on it. Look at the post under Winnebago Owners group in this forum about the last post on awning problem
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