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Post by chrisk on Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:57 pm

Has anyone tried adapting the handle to fit a battery drill would make things a lot easier.
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Post by Alf on Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:35 pm

Easier to fit the electric conversion if you are so minded

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Post by Peter Brown on Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:54 pm

Alf wrote:Easier to fit the electric conversion if you are so minded

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Not onto the awning that is built into the bodywork of the Berkshire.

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Post by chrisk on Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:26 pm

Its built in so will try get a spare handle can only try.
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Post by HairyFool on Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:32 pm

My biggest concern would be speed.

The mechanism is inherently limited by hand operation but how does it cope with higher speed?
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Post by Gromit on Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:47 pm

HairyFool wrote:My biggest concern would be speed.

The mechanism is inherently limited by hand operation but how does it cope with higher speed?
And what if it clangs against the stop before you can let go the trigger on the drill?

They never seem particularly robust to me, even when treated gently.

I think I would try getting Mrs Chrisk to do the winding. Result!!  snigger
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Post by HairyFool on Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:12 pm

I had much the same issue with heavy window blinds. The drill works but I know to limit the speed, I don't leave it for anyone else to use.
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Post by groundhog on Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:12 pm

I bought the attachment to raise and lower the legs electrically and thought the same as you. You can buy the top attachment but the big problem is unless it is 100% concentric (is that the word?) in the drill it and in construction it will go all over the place. The tiniest fraction out will make a huge difference! I gave up with mine but might try again one day!
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Post by Wellsgofar on Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:25 pm

Does you problem lie with the length of the handle, I had difficulty winding in and out on our Bourton, with me only having short legs and using the standard length winder, I now have an adjustable extendable winder ( max Length of 2.4 mtrs or 8ft ). Life a lot easier with the right tools, hope this helps.
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Post by Quilter on Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:41 pm

Wellsgofar wrote:I now have an adjustable extendable winder ( max Length of 2.4 mtrs or 8ft ). 
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Alan...where did you get this from ?  Our awning is a beast to wind in and my OH stands on our tall folding step as the only way to do it. I'm always worried he'll fall off the step. We have looked at fitting an electric mechanism but one look at the price rather put us off !
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Post by Wellsgofar on Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:54 pm

Hi, I contacted A/S at Willersey, they can order one for you, our awning is on the roof, and don't have any problems winding,
Hope you get sorted, it may take a week or two or they may have them in stock, I called it an extendable awning winder, and I collected mine when on route south.
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Post by Quilter on Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:00 pm

Thank you very much. OH says this sounds like a Very Good Thing. Certainly less hassle and probably cheaper than a broken bone.
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Post by chrisk on Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:48 pm

Some good reasons not to use a battery drill, so back to the manual handle.

Thanks for your replies.
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