Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-09-2009, 03:38 PM   #1
Senior Member
majfrizz's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Somewhere Warm
Posts: 740
WeatherPro Awning

I have the WeatherPro awning and so far no problem with its operation. Ths issue I have is the dealer installed the Standard and not the Basement Hardware and the top of the roller, onlys drops 18 inches down, which is about 9 plus feet in the air. The basement hardware would drop the roller down 36 inches. This is what i see on most RVs, mine is so far up and almost straight out, it does not provide a great deal of shade. And of course, the dealer says operating normal and they do not want to change the hardware. Just wondering what issues anyone might see in having the standard hardware or which hardware most have



Retired Army--Bob--2014 Tour 42QD
2015 GMC Canyon SLT Crew Cab 4WD
2001 Honda Goldwing
majfrizz is online now   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-09-2009, 03:51 PM   #2
Senior Member
Luv2go's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Nor'easters Club
Appalachian Campers
Ford Super Duty Owner
Coastal Campers
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,658
Mine drops about 36", so it must be basement hardware. Even with this drop, there have been one or two times I missed the adjustability of the manual style (that is, until it is time to close the awning and all my son (8 years old) does is press the button and it retracts).

I don't see any issues in changing the hardware, the only time that would be a problem IMHO is if you have a curbside slideout that the awning has to go over.


Stewart, Brenda and kids
2008 Newmar Canyon Star 3410
Luv2go is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2009, 10:46 AM   #3
emeryts's Avatar
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 96
I don't understand what you mean by standard and basement hardware. I also have the problem with with mine up to high.
2003 Fleetwood Pace Arrow 36B
Workhorse W-22
emeryts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2009, 02:22 PM   #4
Moderator Emeritus
Cruzer's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Sheboygan, WI
Posts: 4,340
I've never heard the term basement hardware but I think I grasp what's being said. It sounds like there are two sets of vertical rails and one extends down lower so that the awning gets more angle when fully extended. If that's the case, the main reason that a number of awnings stick straight out is to allow for clearance over a slideout. A number of manufacturers have raised the awning mount by adding an adptor plate so that it can extend at more of an angle without catching on the slide.
Mark & Leann Quasius
2016 Cornerstone 45A
2007 Allegro Bus 42QRP (Sold)
2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited - Rubicon
Cruzer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2009, 03:47 PM   #5
Senior Member
majfrizz's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Somewhere Warm
Posts: 740
Terry, going by your picture, you have the standard mount. I talked to Dometic, and they say usually if you have a curb S/O you will have the standrad hardware, otherwise is should be the basement model so that you can get more shade in the patio area, otherwise it sticks almost straight out.
Retired Army--Bob--2014 Tour 42QD
2015 GMC Canyon SLT Crew Cab 4WD
2001 Honda Goldwing
majfrizz is online now   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Weatherpro Awning intermittent operation Ol'Joe MH-General Discussions & Problems 17 07-13-2009 09:48 AM
A&E Weatherpro awning xqwzit Class A Motorhome Discussions 2 06-02-2009 04:18 PM
Weatherpro Awning Geri and Jim MH-General Discussions & Problems 7 12-03-2008 05:17 AM
A&E Weatherpro Power Awning - Flashing Yellow 3/sec Kyle241 Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 8 04-22-2008 10:28 AM
WeatherPro power awning beeping Snuggery Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 7 05-09-2007 04:46 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.