Manual or Electric RV Awning?

If you are a comfort enthusiast, you are likely to opt for an electric awning, which slides out at the touch of a button in a matter of seconds. Three awnings in the Dometic range off er this convenient option. If you prefer manual crank operation to be independent in terms of energy supply, you will pick a classic, manual awning model. There are good arguments for each system version. To make your decision easier, we have put together all important facts in the table below.

Manual awnings

PW 1100 / PW 1500 / PW 3800 / PR 2000 / PR 2500
  • Telescopic crank
    Easily adapts to diff erent vehicle heights and easy to store.
  • Works without energy supply
    Ideal for all those who love travelling off the beaten track.
  • Fast and flexible set-up
    Even faster than with an electric motor. Ideal for short stops and for those who use their awning very often.
  • All models with support legs
    Easy to access and easy to store away thanks to the patented Easy Lock Flipper system.
  • The new PW 1100 comes with slide-out support legs – a patented solution
    that allows you to set up the awning in upright position, without bending or
    stretching.

Electric awnings

Optional: PW 1500 / PR 2500 / PW 3800
  • Convenient operation by remote control
    Awning opens and closes automatically at the touch of a button; ideal for tall vehicles.
  • Operation via the integrated 12-volt motor
    No need for an additional inverter.
  • Set-up takes a bit longer
    But it’s more convenient than with a manual crank of course.
  • All models with support legs
    Easy to access and easy to store away thanks to the patented Easy Lock Flipper system.
  • The PW 3800 can also be used as a self-supporting awning without setting up the included support legs.

Patented easy lock flipper

All manual and electric Dometic awnings with support legs are fitted with the Easy Lock Flipper. The patented system allows simple and safe set-up and adjustment of the support legs. When the awning is extended, the inclination angle of the lead rail adjusts automatically to provide convenient access to the support legs. The awning can easily be set up without requiring a ladder. After use the support legs are stored away safely in the lead rail.