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Old 05-30-2016, 08:57 PM   #1
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Awning Over Slide Bad Design

We love our Surveyor 33RETS but the one thing about it that really bugs me is the awning extends over the slide actually making the awning useless except that it covers the door. It gets in the way of installing a slide topper and it rubs the slide, I am going to have to put pipe insulation over the edge and corners. When we ordered it the picture had the canopy towards the front of the trailer. Below is the sales picture:




My speakers, tv jack, outlets and porch light are towards the front in the 8' uncovered area, we tried using a pop up, works but not my favorite solution. I have looked at bag canopies but the Surveyor may be too tall, Nobody makes 7 or 8' canopies, has anybody else run into this problem? Below is a stock picture of how ours looks:


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Old 05-30-2016, 09:15 PM   #2
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Most of the 2016's I found on line have the awning up front.
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Awning looks useless to me. Have you asked your dealer or fr about this?
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Old 05-30-2016, 09:20 PM   #4
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The dealer said it is that way because the ones up front were too short and people complained.


I don't know why but I have seen them both ways, dealer says it is the factory's choice on how it is done.


Who should I contact at FR and what if anything can they do?
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If they're the same size either way, maybe you can just have it moved forward?
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If they're the same size either way, maybe you can just have it moved forward?
Unfortunately it can't be moved foreword, the awning is too big, I want to say the awning is 22'
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Too bad they cannot modify into two awnings?

One for over the slide itself and then another for over the door towards the front but that would leave holes where the front awning hardware is now.....just a crummy design plan !



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Did you know there was a possibility of this when you ordered?
This is why I rather buy off the lot.
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Do you know there was a possibility of this when you ordered?
This is why I rather buy off the lot.
The dealer told me it would come as shown in the picture (awning to the front), when we saw it we almost didn't purchase it with the awning position. The DW didn't want to wait for another one.

When I showed the dealer his picture that is when he said the factory makes that choice as there is no ordering option for the canopy.
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