We have a 2014 Rockwood 2514g with a Dometic awning on it. Out on a trip this weekend, we had the awning out and got caught in a fairly heavy rain storm. A small amount of water puddled up in the middle, but I didn't think much of it, as this would have never been a problem with our old camper. A few minutes in, the main beam of the awning failed, and the whole unit came down. (See attached pictures).
We are NOT new to camping or to pups, we had our old Viking unit for 17 years and never had a problem like this. The old unit also had a Dometic awning, but that one was MUCH better built. This unit is from the "Trimline" and looked cheap from day one. It bent so bad that we had to bend it straight just to get it home, which cracked it completely.
Has anyone else had any problems with these?
Long story short, it looks like neither Forrest River nor Dometic is going to stand behind their product, and If I am going to have to pay for a new one, I refuse to buy another one of these flimsy units. Anyone have any recommendations for alternatives?
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