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Old 07-26-2013, 04:58 AM   #57
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Here are photos of our screen room, which works beautifully! Sets up in five minutes.
Nice. But will it fit the Fiamma F65 awning on an Interstate? And where did you find it? Or did you make it yourself?
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:04 PM   #58
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We made it ourselves. It was not difficult. I have posted a description of how we made it on here before. I am confident that it could be made to fit any awning.
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I'm new and just did an overnight in my driveway with the awning out (my 2013 Interstate has a fancy new "13' Armless Power Patio Awning"; problem is it 'auto retracted' twice in 4 hours of setting out by the lake.

I understand the 'safety' of better to set in the sun than to tear up a $2,000 awning; but my EZ-UP (beside the van) was fine. . . .

The winds were blowing; but it didn't seem they were bad enough to rip an awning off the van! I can't hook up patio light or anything to it; in risk of it retracting and getting messed up (and why else does one need an awning but to put cool lights on it).

Has anyone else had this issue with a 'no supports' awning? I'd rather drive tent stakes in the ground than
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:32 AM   #60
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I'm new and just did an overnight in my driveway with the awning out (my 2013 Interstate has a fancy new "13' Armless Power Patio Awning"; problem is it 'auto retracted' twice in 4 hours of setting out by the lake.

I understand the 'safety' of better to set in the sun than to tear up a $2,000 awning; but my EZ-UP (beside the van) was fine. . . .

The winds were blowing; but it didn't seem they were bad enough to rip an awning off the van! I can't hook up patio light or anything to it; in risk of it retracting and getting messed up (and why else does one need an awning but to put cool lights on it).
Your best bet might be to find the auto-retract sensor, and disconnect it in favor of retracting it yourself when needed.

Some folks here on the Forums have done that with their retractable steps, so they can stop with the engine running to load or unload passengers.
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Thanks, I'll dig into it; but as the salesman said; better to retract than to break.

Just thought it funny that the time I'll need it most (in a rain storm for example) it would retract due to the wind. I'll read up on it; maybe there is the option to tie down the canopy to reduce 'flap', there must be a motion sensor of some kind measuring frequency, duration and amplitude of the canopy movement. I'll see if I can reduce that first.
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This relates to something I intended to add here earlier. Driven by my obsessive (anal?) nature one of the first things I worked on when I got my new Interstate was to gather as much information as I could about the vehicle and its components. I built a list of every Airstream installed component I could identify, I mean everything! The list includes the model number and serial number where possible. Then I went to the website for each manufacturer to harvest product documentation, usually in pdf form. I have all the available Airstream and Sprinter documents too. (Don't get me started on all of the documents/drawings that AS should make available but doesn't!) These files live on the laptop I have with me on the road. Many of the pdf files are searchable which often makes finding something much faster than looking through a paper document with several hundred pages. This is no small effort but it does make life easier when I need to troubleshoot a problem or replace/repair a component.

Re. your awning problem, the manufacturer probably has documentation available online that may be helpful. Maybe the sensor is adjustable. Or there may be a user forum where other users have posted useful tips.

Good luck with it,
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I'm new and just did an overnight in my driveway with the awning out (my 2013 Interstate has a fancy new "13' Armless Power Patio Awning"; problem is it 'auto retracted' twice in 4 hours of setting out by the lake.

I understand the 'safety' of better to set in the sun than to tear up a $2,000 awning; but my EZ-UP (beside the van) was fine. . . .

The winds were blowing; but it didn't seem they were bad enough to rip an awning off the van! I can't hook up patio light or anything to it; in risk of it retracting and getting messed up (and why else does one need an awning but to put cool lights on it).

Has anyone else had this issue with a 'no supports' awning? I'd rather drive tent stakes in the ground than
I have one of those awnings too - but I call mine Legless rather than Armless since I can see arms up in the canvas.
The docs are available here:
http://www.fiamma.com/download/insta...n/F65Eagle.pdf
I see the angle can be adjusted, so lowering it may reduce the chance of auto retraction.
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