5 Reasons to Avoid Electric RV Awnings

An electric RV awning can create shade or an instant escape from the rain. Whether camping in the mountains or deserts, RV awnings can come in handy.

Most modern RVs roll out of factories with electric ones. However, sometimes we think, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Manual RV awnings have been dependable for decades.

We’ll share five reasons why we think you should avoid electric RV awnings. When you finish reading this, you may opt to replace yours with a manual one when it breaks.

Many RVers with broken awnings will often delay repairs as long as possible to avoid the costly expense of repairing them.

They’re Expensive to Set Up or Replace 


If your electric RV awning gets damaged, you must fix or replace it. Even if it doesn’t need a complete replacement, fixing it will cost a pretty penny.

Replacement Parts  Cost More


The damage often happens when RVers retract their awnings due to high winds. Wind gusts can cause resistance to the motors and any sensitive gears.

The Motor Can Be Damaged By Winds 


Because the arms need to be relatively lightweight, they don’t come as sturdy as manual ones. This means you need to use extra caution in the wind or rain.

Some Aren’t as Sturdy as Manual Awnings


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