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Old 07-18-2012, 03:57 PM   #1
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Advice welcome: Did I get a fast one pulled on me?

I recently purchased a 2012 Flagstaff. When looking at the camper, the salesman said it had a power awning. As we all know, you can really test that on the lot. My wife and I looked at a lot of units over 2 weeks, so they all blended together.
The dealer and I negotiated, we came to a price and I bought my new trailer (My first ever)
Last week I picked up my new camper, and during the 2 hour walkthrough I found out it did not have a power awning. I chalked it up to a mix up on my part. Mixing up 2 trailers I looked at.
Then.... When we got home we were preparing for our first trip and I found the dealer advertisment sheet. This is the sheet similar to a car window sticker, with the model, serial # , MSRP,sale price and then lists all the equipment. There in black and white, POWER AWNING.
I knew I wasn't crazy. But now is there anything I can do?
The way I see it, we agreed on a price based on the equipment in the trailer. They falsely advertised it.

Any advice?

Ps. I typed this on my phone, please forgive any spelling errors.
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:10 PM   #2
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Advertised and "sold" as having a power awning, I'd go back and ask them for the credit on it. (Personally, I wouldn't want the power awning, as I'm still seeing tooo many negative posts regaring them, so I'd ask for the credit.)
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:21 PM   #3
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Advertised and "sold" as having a power awning, I'd go back and ask them for the credit on it. (Personally, I wouldn't want the power awning, as I'm still seeing tooo many negative posts regaring them, so I'd ask for the credit.)
Call them out on it!
P.s unlike previous poster I would rather have power awning.

You'll only get a credit I'm guessing since once a manual is installed an auto cannot replace it without holes being left behind.
They mount different.
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:32 PM   #4
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Call them out on it!
P.s unlike previous poster I would rather have power awning.

You'll only get a credit I'm guessing since once a manual is installed an auto cannot replace it without holes being left behind.
They mount different.
Make them give you the power awning and patch the holes or a trailer like you paid for with the power awning factory installed. I wouldn't have a manual awning after having the power one for 5 yrs. I would politely suggest that maybe your lawyer might give them a call.
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:53 PM   #5
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Most dealers will be very responsive. Bring it up to your sales person and see what he says. I like my power awning but I also miss some of the benefits of the manual version.
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:58 PM   #6
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At first I actually thought they changed it at the dealer. The dealer had to put the hitch on my vehicle. It was part of the deal I made. When i dropped my truck off, he was suprised to see I didn't have the receiver. I had been up front that I needed a hitch. Guess he assumed.
However, I did look back at the deLer pics and It was manual on their lot.
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...but I also miss some of the benefits of the manual version.

What benefits are there? If you put posts on the power awning, you have all of the benefits of the manual, except the hassle of rolling it up with two people or being a contortionist to do it alone.
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:28 PM   #8
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What benefits are there? If you put posts on the power awning, you have all of the benefits of the manual, except the hassle of rolling it up with two people or being a contortionist to do it alone.
I have to respectfully disagree with this comment - sorry but I am able to do it by myself then almost anyone else could too. The first time I closed it up I had a helper but since then I've always rolled it up without help.

I wouldn't mind having electric but I don't mind my manual awning. What I do like about the electric is that you have more walking space without needing to duck as much.
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I have to respectfully disagree with this comment - sorry but I am able to do it by myself then almost anyone else could too. The first time I closed it up I had a helper but since then I've always rolled it up without help.

I wouldn't mind having electric but I don't mind my manual awning. What I do like about the electric is that you have more walking space without needing to duck as much.
I did my manuals by myself also after I figured out how, but, like you I didn't like ducking under the arms when they were attached to the trailer. Much better when you put the arms on the ground and cargo strap them down with the corkscrew anchors. The poles I made pretty much duplicate the manual with the exception of not having an attachment point on the trailer. In either position, you don't have to duck them.
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What benefits are there? If you put posts on the power awning, you have all of the benefits of the manual, except the hassle of rolling it up with two people or being a contortionist to do it alone.
I've tried strapping my electric down and I'm just not as comfortable with it being secure as I was with my manual. I don't like putting posts down because they get in the way and don't work on every site.
I usually leave my electric out even when it's fairly windy. The only time I roll it up is if I'm going far from the site and we're out in the open where wind could be an issue. If it gets too windy I'll roll it up as I would a manual.
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