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Beastdriver
post Jul 3 2006, 08:50 AM
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Our coach is three years old and has A&E automatic, wind sensor, electric main and overdoor awnings. In the three years we have had the unit, we have had the awnings worked on seven times. A&E replaced the motors once, Newmar replaced everything once, and we have had them repaired ourselves five times. They last for a few months and then stop working--the motor quits, a gear breaks, the awnings hang up, or something goes wrong. I'm interested in knowing if others are having problems with this product, or if I just have a lemon. Your comments would be appreciated.
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Texasrvers
post Jul 6 2006, 12:36 PM
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Our electric awning (with a wind sensor) is not the same brand as yours, but we too have had some trouble, so maybe none of them works well. When we first bought the coach we didn't think the wind sensor was working, so we had it checked out at the dealership. They found nothing wrong, but we are two years down the road now, and we still don't think it works right. Sometimes the smallest puff of wind brings the awning in, and sometimes it stays out when we think the wind is blowing hard enough to pick up the whole coach. Then this past March something began "beeping" and it wouldn't open. We took in it, and they replaced the whole unit. Now it opens and closes Ok, but we still cannot tell any difference with the wind sensor. We do still like the convenience of the electric awning (especially if it needs to come in when it's cold and/or rainy), but we just don't rely on the wind sensor.
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Beastdriver   A&e Electric Awnings   Jul 3 2006, 08:50 AM
Cheryl   Sorry I can't help. But, I'm very interest...   Jul 3 2006, 02:37 PM
Big Ben   Not only are they prone to breakage, they really l...   Jul 6 2006, 10:09 AM
Texasrvers   Our electric awning (with a wind sensor) is not th...   Jul 6 2006, 12:36 PM
Texasrvers   Beastdriver, I think I lied to you in my last rep...   Jul 28 2006, 06:36 PM
Beastdriver   Texasrvers: Thanks for the clarification. Actually...   Jul 29 2006, 08:00 AM
Texasrvers   Beastdriver, When we took our coach in to have th...   Aug 1 2006, 09:18 PM
bigredoes   I also own a Newmar "Lemon". Have had n...   Aug 6 2006, 08:07 PM
Beastdriver   BigRedDoes: Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, th...   Aug 6 2006, 08:15 PM
Cheryl   Texasrvers, Thanks for the laugh!   Aug 8 2006, 04:24 PM
David Goodwin   Likewise, we have had trouble....it did not retrac...   Aug 15 2006, 08:36 AM
Butch   Can't speak to the A & E electric awnings,...   Aug 18 2006, 09:01 AM
jmo   Funny really but not at the time. Just few weeks a...   Aug 20 2006, 03:19 PM
handicamping   I'm sorry to hear of so many problems with you...   Aug 24 2006, 07:59 AM
jmo   Handicamping, was there a sale? Just rtd from camp...   Aug 24 2006, 02:35 PM
Tuscany   :( I've got another problem to add. I have an ...   Oct 13 2006, 06:47 AM
Beastdriver   I am pleased to report that, after numerous teleph...   Oct 25 2006, 06:12 PM
Beastdriver   Just a quick update. As noted earlier, A&E rep...   Nov 15 2006, 08:37 AM
Browzin   Beastdriver Sorry to hear about your bad luck with...   Nov 15 2006, 01:32 PM


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