I should also mention that the newer door limiter prevents the door from hitting the awning pole when the awning is open. Either awning design benefits from it.
With our older 2007 without the limiter, I rigged up a home made rope thingy which works adequately with a couple bungie cords to the awning pole or door mirror. The only reason why I have not gone with the newer design is because it is essential to open the door 180 degrees while in our garage.
Here is my rope thingy, nice to have on windy days to maintain control if ripped away from your hands. Good head clearence too when entering/exiting. When the door is closed, the rope lays beautifully into a stored position.
Here is our rig in the garage. With my Corvette parked next to the rig, between the car and the pole, my PC door needs to open 180 degrees. It looks like it will hit the pole, but it is a near miss, a close 3".