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Old 08-23-2010, 12:06 AM   #1
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manual A&E two-step to an electric A&E two-step?

Is it possible to change an A&E two_step manual awning over to an electric one if so how much trouble is it? and how much is it? and should we do it? ALos we are looking for an over the door power or manual awning which one is the best on that?

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Manual awnings are more dependable and durable. You can install a power awning motor to your existing manual Two Step awning. I am not sure of the cost and you will have to have help if you do it yourself. You will also have to provide power to the awning through at least a switch if not a controller. If it were me I would stay with manual patio and over the door awnings.
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I agree simple is better I just wish I could find a crank out over the door oasis awning for my unit!
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I will keep my eye out. What length do you need?
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Is it possible to change an A&E two_step manual awning over to an electric one if so how much trouble is it? and how much is it? and should we do it? ALos we are looking for an over the door power or manual awning which one is the best on that?

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To do it you simply remove the old awning (Everything save the fabric) and install new arms, and wires.

The roller may or may not be replaced (you can just put a motor in the front end but it will likely be easier to get an entire new roller)

I recently "Shortened" my awning.. I can tell you it was a job.
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I have an A&E "automatic" awning. It is three years old and has been seldom used. Is it possible to convert it to manual operation? It is incredibly undependable!!
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