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Old 05-09-2013, 10:22 PM   #1
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Get rid of the 9100 awning ????

Has anyone replaced the A&E 9100 electric awning on their 36ckts with a A&E 9000 (the manual counterpart to the 9100) ?
If so how well does it fit with the spacing of the windows / cargo doors etc. Pics please if you have them.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:26 PM   #2
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Has anyone replaced the A&E 9100 electric awning on their 36ckts with a A&E 9000 (the manual counterpart to the 9100) ?
If so how well does it fit with the spacing of the windows / cargo doors etc. Pics please if you have them.
May I ask why the change?
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:36 PM   #3
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May I ask why the change?
X2 Nothing like seeing a storm coming and have the awning stowed in less than 30 seconds. Vs getting soaked whle going through the steps of a manual awning, yes I had four and soaked more than that, lost one to wind.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:56 PM   #4
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I would never give up my power awning! My brother in law just bought a used camper; no slide, manual awning, jacks, etc. Said the less power stuff he has, the less that can go wrong. Talk about living in fear! We're going on our 3rd year with our camper and - knock on wood - haven't had any issues with any of our "creature comfort" power items. If there were so many problems with these things, do you think they'd still be making them????
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I was wanting to keep my $1000 "Patty O Room" screen room we really like it, Checked with Dometic and it won't work on the 9100 but will on the 9000. Plus I have seen quit a few posts reporting issues with the 9100. So I figured it would be a win win. I was just looking at the way the window and storage doors are arranged and I was not sure if it was even possible to make the change. I am waiting in Cedar Creek tech to call me back and let me know.
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I was wanting to keep my $1000 "Patty O Room" screen room we really like it, Checked with Dometic and it won't work on the 9100 but will on the 9000. Plus I have seen quit a few posts reporting issues with the 9100. So I figured it would be a win win. I was just looking at the way the window and storage doors are arranged and I was not sure if it was even possible to make the change. I am waiting in Cedar Creek tech to call me back and let me know.
Problem is they mount totally different.
You'll have holes where the old one was.

How long is it?
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I am planning to order the 36ckst in the next couple days so if possible the factory would do the install (no holes)
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I am planning to order the 36ckst in the next couple days so if possible the factory would do the install (no holes)
Aaaaa.

I liked the manual awning but loved the power one.

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I thought having a power awning would be great, but wish I had special-ordered the manual.
The power awning is cheap and weakly built. And the simple fact that you have to roll it up every time a breeze kicks up is a pain in the posterior.
And I can relate to wanting to keep your old add-a-room, as they work great on the manual awning, and ours was much nicer that the cheap poc we got for the power awning.
As far as the spacing of the arms, there should be a manual that fits, unless the arms of the power awning are right over a cargo door.
I may be the lone dissenting voice here, but I agree with your thoughts.
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Putting a set of poles on a power awning gives you the best of both worlds. I've had 6 trailers with the manual and 2 with the power and at first blush with the power awning was less than impressed. After adding the poles, it is a whole new ballgame. I'm sold on the power awning IF you add the poles.

The manual awning IMO is a pia when storing/deploying and loosening/tightening the bolts/knobs especially in the rain.
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