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Old 06-01-2019, 03:19 PM   #1
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We were out camping last weekend and I was cooking up some burgers for lunch when the wind started to pick up. I was watching the awning and said to myself that I should retract it a few feet, then the awning starts to retract it self to the closed position. I have a automatic awning that I never knew I had. Some day I will read all the books that came with the coach.
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Old 06-01-2019, 03:45 PM   #2
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It's good to know that they might have a finely-tuned self-preservation instinct...

My personal level of discomfort with the wind; always shows up before the awning starts getting nervous!
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Old 06-01-2019, 05:33 PM   #3
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We were out camping last weekend and I was cooking up some burgers for lunch when the wind started to pick up. I was watching the awning and said to myself that I should retract it a few feet, then the awning starts to retract it self to the closed position.
It would have been fun to see your face. I’m sure there was a point where you thought you had waited too long and it was leaving on its own. :-)
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Old 06-01-2019, 08:53 PM   #4
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Anyone know how hard or expensive (almost the same thing....) it is to add an automatic retract sensor/switch to a Carefree awning? Looking into it is on my todo list.
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Old 06-02-2019, 01:23 AM   #5
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This would be nice to have on mine.
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Old 06-02-2019, 01:49 AM   #6
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Anyone know how hard or expensive (almost the same thing....) it is to add an automatic retract sensor/switch to a Carefree awning? Looking into it is on my todo list.
something like this:
$99.99
Carefree SR0093 12V Direct Response Auto Retract Upgrade Kit for Travel'r Awning
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Carefree-SR...8AAOSwZVhWRPIl
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Old 06-02-2019, 02:32 AM   #7
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something like this:

$99.99

Carefree SR0093 12V Direct Response Auto Retract Upgrade Kit for Travel'r Awning

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Carefree-SR...8AAOSwZVhWRPIl

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Yes! Something MUCH like this. Instant “research”. I’ll check this out. Thank you for the lead.
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Old 06-03-2019, 02:44 PM   #8
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I have one on our awing it's great. Do you know you can set the wind speed for it to retract. I believe mine is set for 10 MPH. In case you haven't had this happen before wait till it rolls up in the middle of the night. Talk about Scarry. First time this happened I thought we were under attack .
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