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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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post Jul 28 2006, 06:36 PM
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Beastdriver,

I think I lied to you in my last reply. I did not think our electric awning was made by A&E, but today I learned that apparently it is. I had to dig out the papers because we are taking it in to be checked AGAIN, and that's when I noticed that the manufacturer was listed as Dometic A&E. As before the wind sensor just doesn't seem to be working correctly, but since our unit is under warranty we decided to try to have it fixed one more time. I'm pretty sure they will say they can't find anything wrong with it. Because of past experience I'm not sure we will ever trust it, but we're not planning to have it replaced either because so far the motor has worked just fine. The next time we get another coach I would still get an electric awning, but I will think twice before getting a wind sensor (unless they are always sold together).
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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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