Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Brands and Products > Thor Motor Coach | Class A, Class B+ & Class C Motorhomes
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-14-2015, 09:16 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Toad Haul's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Four Winds 31L
State: Indiana
Posts: 28
THOR #1477
Missing Awning Rod?

Well, I forgot to ask a couple of questions during my PDI on my new Four Winds 31L. Pretty basic question...where is the awning bar for retracting the awning manually? I'm assuming it should come with one. It's a Dometic Power Awning, 16ft. Would the bar be stashed somewhere that I'm just missing?
__________________

__________________
Toad Haul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2015, 10:05 AM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
FW28z's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2011 Four Winds 28Z
State: Michigan
Posts: 1,274
THOR #531
If you have an automatic awning, you do not need a manual bar. There won't be a strap attached to the awning roller for manual operation anyway.

You will quickly find that the Dometic automatic system is a lot less of a hassle to setup than a manual system.

We take along a couple of bungee straps just in case it fails, but so far our Dometic awning has worked flawlessly.
__________________

__________________
The only thing that works on a RV is the owner...
FW28z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2015, 11:03 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
dstankov's Avatar
 
Brand: Entegra
Model: Entegra Accolade 37TS
State: Virginia
Posts: 3,363
THOR #1469
On our previous coach, a Forest River class C, which had a 16ft Dometic power awning they included a black strap about 8 to 10 feet long with a plastic rod about 4 inches long at one end. This strap is used to manually retract the awning if it should fail. The instructions were included in the awning's operating instructions. Google Dometic awning pull strap and you will see pictures of the strap.

As a note, check Dometic's website and the web for recall information on the Dometic Power Awnings. My awning deployed while travelling at 55mph on I95. It turns out that Dometic had recalled a series of awnings and the OEM (Forest River) could not track them back to the coaches they were installed on. Dometic did pay for the replacement awning and they did so in a very professional manner. My class C was out of commission for about 2 months but that was because there were no service centers that could work in the installation and side wall repair any sooner.
__________________
Dave
US Army (Ret)
Chester, VA
2020 Entegra Accolade 37TS
FMCA - F432054
dstankov is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
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


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thor Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




All times are GMT. The time now is 02:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
×