Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-08-2012, 04:12 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
benjamin2099's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 14
Upgrade awning

Hello again all!

I have a rockwood premier 2516g and the awning is sorta cheap. I've seen awnings that are crank or electric. Is it possible to upgrade the awning system? Has anyone out there done this with a similar or the 2516g model?

Thx

Ben
__________________

__________________
benjamin2099 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2012, 05:09 PM   #2
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,337
Quote:
Originally Posted by benjamin2099
Hello again all!

I have a rockwood premier 2516g and the awning is sorta cheap. I've seen awnings that are crank or electric. Is it possible to upgrade the awning system? Has anyone out there done this with a similar or the 2516g model?

Thx

Ben
Very unlikely to go from a manual to an electric . They mount totaly different so unsightly holes may be an issue.
__________________

__________________
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2012, 05:25 PM   #3
Moderators' Assistant
 
bikendan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 13,256
from what i know, from owning popups, they aren't like awning on other RV's.
they aren't mechanical, they simply drop out of a long pouch and pull out like a tarp.
you have to use straight poles to support it.

i've never seen the normal type of awning, that's on most RV's, on a popup.

but the last popup i owned, was a 1993 Viking.
__________________
Dan-Retired Firefighter/EMT
Shawn-Musician/Entrepreneur/Wine Expert
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
2016 PrimeTime TracerAIR 255, pushing a 2014 Ford F150 4x4 3.5 Ecoboost w/Max Tow Package
Equalizer WDH and Prodigy BC
bikendan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2012, 05:30 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Road-King's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: TN
Posts: 645
Quote:
Originally Posted by bikendan View Post
from what i know, from owning popups, they aren't like awning on other RV's.
they aren't mechanical, they simply drop out of a long pouch and pull out like a tarp.
you have to use straight poles to support it.

i've never seen the normal type of awning, that's on most RV's, on a popup.

but the last popup i owned, was a 1993 Viking.
X2.

But I do miss the zip up case on that type of awning.
__________________
Russ & Kim
2014 Alpine 3600RS
2007 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9 4X4
2008 Harley Davidson Road King 105th Anniversary
(2011-5 bad year)(2012-40)(2013-45)(2014-23)
Road-King is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 01:10 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 752
the new anwings on the trailers are extremely cheap made. The arms are paper thin compared with the older models from the eighties, and I am very dissapointed with the quality of mine. Locking clips are almost brokens because they are made of plastic instead of a nice metal locking clip that I had on my formers trailers.
__________________
capucine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 07:56 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 518
I have a new 2516g also........if you come across any kind of upgrade, I'd be intrested in hearing about it.
__________________
Trevor43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 08:11 PM   #7
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by f1100turbo View Post
Very unlikely to go from a manual to an electric . They mount totaly different so unsightly holes may be an issue.
OP could just leave the lower brackets on the trailer or cut them down or just make alum plates and polish them.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 09:48 PM   #8
Moderators' Assistant
 
bikendan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 13,256
the OP has a popup, which don't have traditional manual or electric awnings.
they have an awning in a bag:



they don't have support arms attached to the trailer nor are they on a roller.
they're basically a tarp attached to the side of the trailer that gets pulled and has straight poles that support the far end.

i've never seen a popup with a traditional spring roller awning on it.
__________________
Dan-Retired Firefighter/EMT
Shawn-Musician/Entrepreneur/Wine Expert
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
2016 PrimeTime TracerAIR 255, pushing a 2014 Ford F150 4x4 3.5 Ecoboost w/Max Tow Package
Equalizer WDH and Prodigy BC
bikendan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 09:51 PM   #9
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,337
Quote:
Originally Posted by bikendan
o.k., for turbo and dunnnc, i'll try one more time.
the OP has a popup, which don't have traditional manual or electric awnings.
they have an awning in a bag:
Lol missed that my apologies !
__________________
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 09:52 PM   #10
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by bikendan View Post
o.k., for turbo and dunnnc, i'll try one more time.
The op has a popup, which don't have traditional manual or electric awnings.
They have an awning in a bag:...
gotcha!
__________________

__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
awning

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:01 PM.