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Old 10-11-2019, 06:28 PM   #1
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Awning

Man love this new awning.😁 So easy to put up and put away. Just crank the handle. Done!
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Old 10-12-2019, 04:37 AM   #2
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Wow! That IS Nice!
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Old 10-12-2019, 06:36 PM   #3
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Man love this new awning. So easy to put up and put away. Just crank the handle. Done!

That’s awesome !
Who makes it?
how was the Install?
Do you use the existing pole holders on the side of the trailer ?
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Old 10-13-2019, 07:30 AM   #4
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Its a carefree freedom wall mount awning. The install was real easy, just do your homework on the size you get. Go to the website and look at sizes and install measurements for what would work best for your camper. It comes with new mounts for the poles.
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Old 10-13-2019, 07:36 AM   #5
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Pretty cool ! That is so much better than the one we had on our old 1987 Jayco popup.

Crank roof a little.
Unzip bag awning rolled up in.
Raise roof a little more.
Let awning unroll from bag.
yada-yada-yada.....you get the point.
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Old 10-13-2019, 04:07 PM   #6
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Is that their "Campout" product? This: https://www.e-carefree.com/ecarefree...=79&action=cfg
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Old 10-17-2019, 07:51 AM   #7
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No its the freedom wall mount
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Old 10-28-2019, 08:52 PM   #8
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I dont know I'm kinda of fond of the 2 person awning roll where one side always seems to travel farther than the other , NOT , I'm checking out one of these tomorrow , this is exactly what i need , probably a breeze to take down quickly in the event of a windy storm .
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Old 10-29-2019, 01:54 PM   #9
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No its the freedom wall mount
So, you have my attention!
A couple questions.

1) Does this bolt to the side of the roof? I presume this does not hang from the little rope rail used by a traditional bag awning?
2) How heavy is it? My bag awning is about 35 pounds (I had it re-bagged so I've handled it off the camper). I presume this is heavier.
3) When it opens and closes, am I right in assuming that it hangs straight down from the box until you add the lift supports? My High Wall camper is also lifted, so, despite being 6' 6" tall, I need to use the top step on a 3-step ladder to unzip the bag and release the ties....and the same when trying to stow it during a wind-storm. Very scary at times.
4) When retracted, what's exposed to the elements? I had to rebag mine, because the sun ate the bag.
5) When retracting it, is there a place on the "lead rail" where I could mount eye-bolts to attach ropes for anchoring to tent stakes and to help control the awning as it's retracted during a wind storm? CO is always somewhat windy, so I always use guy ropes (paracord) to large tent stakes to keep the wind from getting under it and lifting it.
6) Lastly, wind being the theme, how much wind can it withstand compared to a conventional bag awning? Is it pretty sturdy?

I see that one that fits my camper (13 feet) would be $1626 with manual crank and standard acrylic fabric (almost $2000 motorized). A big investment, but since I'm considering trading for a hard side in part because the awning is such a wrestling match, this really intrigues me.

Thanks for sharing this.
For others, here's the link...it's not featured for folding campers.
https://www.carefreeofcolorado.com/p...all-mount.html
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i looked at these and several others back when i had my highwall. I did not go this route as they were alot heavier than the bag awning which made me worry about the following:

1) the roof side panel where it would attach was not supported enough to hold the awning long term
2) uneven weight on the roof as it is raised and lowered
3) why do none of the popup manufacturers offer this? (i am aware that there was a popup in the past - like decades ago - that had a similar awning. I don't think it was offered long and i have never seen another one since)



i broke the lift cables just from raising the roof with the camper not level - so does the extra weight on the one side strain the cable??


So - with the PITA the awning was and a few other concerns, i ended up eventually getting rid of the popup and going with a hybrid TT.
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Old 10-30-2019, 07:15 AM   #11
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Hello, it does mount to the side of the roof. The mounting hardware is really good. It weighs about 45 lbs. The case is metal that has a powder coated finish so it will hold up to any kind of weather. When opening it does not hang down, the support arms under the awning keep it from doing that. The support poles can be staked to the ground. Not sure if you can attach cords from the top to the ground. It is way more sturdy than the bad awning. Not sure the wind rating but I know its more than the bag awning. It takes about 5 seconds to open and close even if you are all set up. No ladders needed. I hope this helps. This is the best upgrade I have done to my pop up and love it.
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