Originally Posted by DAWARD
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.