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Old 09-13-2012, 11:53 AM   #11
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The manual and electric awnings that are on travel trailers and fivers are far too heavy for a pop-up's roof. It would cause the roof to lean to the point the door would gap, and possibly break the latches that hold it. Even the standard issue, lightweight, "tarp-in-a-bag" awnings can cause door alignment problems if the legs are attached to the side of the camper, instead of on the ground.


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Old 09-14-2012, 04:31 AM   #12
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Speaking of the quality of the 2516g is 5 months old and yesterday I was prepping the camer for a trip this weekend and found where at the top of the bag...the white plastic strip that is sewn into the bag that allows it to be mounted onto the camper is splitting at the stitching in the center. I have contacted House of Camping where I bought this in May........I'm waiting to see what their verdict is.
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:25 PM   #13
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New awning arrived to day from Forest River ala Sam Buckles........took all of 20 mins to put together and install. Happy Camper once again.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:14 PM   #14
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We are having some issues with screws and stitching too. Trying to find some time to take my 2516G to camping world for repairs.

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Old 09-21-2012, 02:33 AM   #15
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New 2516g?.......under warranty?
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:17 AM   #16
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I agree with Capucine as to the quality of the Trimline awnings on the pups. the first breeze that came up took ours out and now I have had to repair the framework. No warranty because of "wind damage". The breeze was 10-15 mph and no gusts. Awning was set up right and staked down but the pot metal is so flimsy that the rivet on one side pulled out. We now stake down with guy wires as well as the stake down d rings on the uprights.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:32 AM   #17
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Any special reason on why the replacement parts are so expensive? $110 for ONE pole? Really? Just like everyone else, a small gust caught the awning and sheared off the rivet at the top of the pole.

REPAIR TIP: copper piping reducers at Home Depot work excellent at the tops of the poles and secure them with the screw rivet things. Total cost for a pair : $7

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