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Old 08-29-2015, 11:08 PM   #1
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Anybody thought of retro fitting a 16' awning to an Hw 296?

I was wondering if anybody has thought of trying to retro fit a 16' awning to a HW296?
Was sitting here thinking why would Rockwood put a 13' Awning on a 16' trailer?
My Bro has a Fleetwood Niagara 14' with a 14' Awning now that makes sense.
I think if I look into a manual Awning for a 16' travel trailer it would work.

Anybody have thoughts on this?

But my wife and I must have a screened room, we love the bug free environment.

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Old 08-30-2015, 06:19 PM   #2
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I believe 14 feet is the longest bag awning available. I looked into the manual awnings that come on the hard sided trailer. I asked the factory rockwood rep. about it. He said that the the manual ones are too heavy and the popup roofs are able to handle them. The legs would also need to telescope.
As those manual awnings for the TT are twice the weight of the bag awnings, I fear that they would pull the roof off kilter and screw up the lift system. So I deal with the bag awning as best we can.

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Old 09-05-2015, 08:18 PM   #3
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