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Old 09-27-2016, 02:05 PM   #1
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Awning

Have a question. I have a 2015 rockwood hw276, last night the wind tore off the domestic trimline 13ft awning. I'm looking at replacing it and would like a carefree of colorado bag awning. The local dealer says that the brackets might not line up so I would have holes were the old brackets are. I wondering if anyone has a carefree of colorado and of they've replaced a domestic.
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Old 09-28-2016, 07:19 AM   #2
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This is a decision you will have to make. Seems to me that the Carefree awning has more parts than the dometic awning. Plus the fact they it uses different type of attachment points. I don't like putting new holes in the camper roof unless it an absolute (just me). Not sure if the Carefree is any better than the Dometic either, cost is about the same from what I have seen.

IMO I would just get the Dometic awning and a couple of ratchet style straps to help hold the awning down for windy conditions.

But like I said its your camper and you money so do what is best for you. Let us know what you decided on.

Happy Camping, Jeff
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Old 09-28-2016, 08:32 AM   #3
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This is a decision you will have to make. Seems to me that the Carefree awning has more parts than the dometic awning. Plus the fact they it uses different type of attachment points. I don't like putting new holes in the camper roof unless it an absolute (just me). Not sure if the Carefree is any better than the Dometic either, cost is about the same from what I have seen.

IMO I would just get the Dometic awning and a couple of ratchet style straps to help hold the awning down for windy conditions.

But like I said its your camper and you money so do what is best for you. Let us know what you decided on.

Happy Camping, Jeff
Yeah I don't want to put holes that aren't really needed. Being a highwall I think either awning would be a problem, I'm just going with a domestic so I don't have to screw with it. Thanks for ur impute
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Old 09-29-2016, 05:36 PM   #4
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We switched our Dometic awning with the Carefree unit when our Dometic failed. The Carefree unit I much better built, and comes with a one piece cross bar vs the two piece of the Dometic (which is what failed on ours).

The mount to the top is the same, they both go down the channel mounted on the roof. You will have to change the lower brackets which involves drilling. Watch where you mount, because not all of the outside wall is supported. Look for the support "studs" to mount into.

The only issue I had with the conversion is that the Carefree unit was longer, and I had to get it shortened. By this time I was too far into it to turn back, so I brought it to an awning shop to have about a foot cut out of it. Looking into it, the dealer I ordered it through bought the wrong one, so be careful when ordering. The best way is to get on Carefree's website and get the exact one you want, then give the dealer an exact part number.

Overall, I'm happy I made the switch. The Dometic unit was so flimsy, I wasn't going to pay that much just to have it fail again within a couple of trips. Carefree units are more pricey, but you get what you pay for.
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