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Old 01-05-2011, 01:05 PM   #1
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awning replacement costs

I need to replace our awning due to some damage, all covered by the insurance

anyway I have been quoted 1000.00 installed for a dometic 8500 and 800.00 installed for a sunchaser II awning. This is a 20 foot awning by the way.

Do you think this is a fair price? Is the 8500 that much better than the sunchaser II?

The insurance company has cut me check for almost 1200.00 so I am covered either way we go.

any suggestions would be apprecciated from you guys who have an 8500 model awning, we have a sunchaser now so i have no experience with the 8500.

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Are those prices for replacing the drum and fabric only or do they include the awning arms?

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Old 01-05-2011, 06:14 PM   #3
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Are those prices for replacing the drum and fabric only or do they include the awning arms?

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Dave,

thanks for the reply, the price I listed is for awning fabric/drum and Arms a (complete replacement) and all needed hardware and installation/labor. Based on a cash job. they originally wanted $1100.00 for the 8500 installed but are knocking off 100.00 if i pay cash.

I think it is a good deal based on the prices I am seeing on the net for the awning and arms. Shipping it to me would also up the price.

so the real question is who makes the best 20 foot awning for about 1000.00 installed?

Carefree?
A&E Dometic?
????????

which model is better, is the 8500 really made $200.00 better than the sunchaser how about the 9000 compared to the 8500?

I believe a power awning is out of my price range so I am only looking at manual ones.
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:18 PM   #4
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I need to replace our awning due to some damage, all covered by the insurance

anyway I have been quoted 1000.00 installed for a dometic 8500 and 800.00 installed for a sunchaser II awning. This is a 20 foot awning by the way.

Do you think this is a fair price? Is the 8500 that much better than the sunchaser II?

The insurance company has cut me check for almost 1200.00 so I am covered either way we go.

any suggestions would be apprecciated from you guys who have an 8500 model awning, we have a sunchaser now so i have no experience with the 8500.

thank you
I had mine replaced two years ago at a cost of $1,300 and mine is 19'. This was the 3rd one replaced on the same camp, the first one Forest River paid for, now when the dealer replaced it they only replaced the material and the dealer did not install it correctly, when the awning assemble is ordered the material is riveted to the drum this keeps the awning from shifting, the dealer did not attach the material to the drum. last mothers day the awning toke flight and ended up on top of the camper, both side arms were broke and the drum was bent. When the new one was ordered it was cheaper to buy the hole assemble and the material was riveted to the drum. So i suggest make sure the material is riveted to the drum if not the awning will not roll up correctly and it will not close all the way.
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Are those prices for replacing the drum and fabric only or do they include the awning arms?

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If you get the whole pkg you better hang on to any spare parts left over
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If you get the whole pkg you better hang on to any spare parts left over
dezolen, glad you mention that, that is what i did and they just might come in handy.
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We just had the two slide toppers replaced on our rig. With work involved in fixing a rain water leak on the top of the living room slide, the total was just over $800.
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