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Old 08-08-2011, 10:24 AM   #1
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Awning Replacement, 12V or manual

We are ready to replace our awning and I am wanting to know who has a power awning and do you like it? Would you get a power awning again or go back to manual? I am looking at the Carefree 12V awnings, we have a A&E Sunchaser now but the arms are tweaked (from previous owner) and it is very difficult to stow or extend with the bad hardware, also our material is now torn.

any recomendations on 12V power awnings or really easy to use manual? I wuold like to have one that the DW can setup or take down. Ours is 21ft and requires two people to set it up. I like that the Carefree uses a crank handle to extend/retract, A&E doesw not have that option.

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Old 08-08-2011, 11:44 AM   #2
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Love our power awning. It came with our trailer and is made by Dometic, I believe.

Easy to extend and retract, strong arms and the arms are out of the way when extended.
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Love our power awning. It came with our trailer and is made by Dometic, I believe.

Easy to extend and retract, strong arms and the arms are out of the way when extended.
do you have a model# or model name?
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Power....only way to go !!!
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Power....only way to go !!!
what brand and model do you have?
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:01 PM   #6
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Old trailer had a manual. New one has an electric. The electric one goes up or down with just a push of a button, so its something my wife can handle. Since I'm lo-tech, worry about problems down the road, and how much it shortens battery life dry camping. Wayne
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can anyone reccomend a specific model/manufacturer that you have had good luck with, is one brand better than another?
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:32 PM   #8
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do you have a model# or model name?
I'll check when I get home from work, Dan.
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Well, if you like to visit the beach or other windy places, I think you will quickly find out that you can't tie down an electric awning or put awning de-flappers on it. At least as far as I know.
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FYI

Dometic and A&E are the same company.

I do not know of any other company that do awnings, but even if there are other makers, I would stick with A&E - parts and service will be better.
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