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Old 08-20-2018, 04:02 PM   #1
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Power awning on a pop up?

Can you add a power awning to a pop up? I have a HW286 and to set up the awning is such a nightmare. Especially if the wind starts then you have to reverse the whole process. I love having a awning but not getting a ladder every time. I was thinking of one of the awnings that come in the back of a toy hauler that go out with out vertical supports.
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There are a couple of manufacturers that make cassette awnings that can be installed on pop ups. Just installed one on mine today. For some reason I canít attach pics to this right now, but once I do Iíll show you mine....

Itís a Ďwall mountí awning by Fiamma model F45S.
Honesty it was pretty pricey at a bit more than $1000, but we camp every month so weíll use it a lot. It cranks open about three feet before you have to fold out feet that attach to the camper wall or the ground, then you crank out the rest of the way. No ladder needed, just a step stool to grab the legs. One person can do it easily at any time.
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I thought about it years ago then decided to go with an Ez-Up. Figured I could buy several of them versus a powered awning. We spent about $200 for a sturdy one and we love it. Up in 5 minutes. If a storm is approaching you can remove fabric in 30 seconds. Another benefit you can move it were you want at anytime. Something to think about.
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The A&E 9500 might work. You will need to talk to A&E or a dealer. It comes as short as 8 feet.

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If someone has successfully installed a regular RV awning on a popup, I would love to see it operate.
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I thought about it years ago then decided to go with an Ez-Up. Figured I could buy several of them versus a powered awning. We spent about $200 for a sturdy one and we love it. Up in 5 minutes. If a storm is approaching you can remove fabric in 30 seconds. Another benefit you can move it were you want at anytime. Something to think about.


X2. We just use our EZ-up with our HW296. Too many unexpected winds that caused us to roll up the awning during the night. Don't even pull it out of the bag anymore.
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Power awnings are supposed to be brought in if the winds blows or it rains !!!
Probably better off with a bag awning with legs ???
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If someone has successfully installed a regular RV awning on a popup, I would love to see it operate.


I have installed the F45S wall awning on my popup. Iíll try to take some pics and video this next weekend when we use it.
I have a pic of it up and out 3 feet, but canít get it to post on here from my phone? Anyone know why that is?
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If someone has successfully installed a regular RV awning on a popup, I would love to see it operate.
Carefree wall mount, works great.
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Carefree wall mount, works great.
Did Carefree have a minimum backing requirement, to mount it?
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It has 3 mounting brackets, one in the center and one under each knuckle. As far as what it is mounted to, no, but it has hardware to mount through most walls. I chose Carefree over Dometic because it came with legs so all the weight wasn't cantilevered and stressing the roof.
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It has 3 mounting brackets, one in the center and one under each knuckle. As far as what it is mounted to, no, but it has hardware to mount through most walls. I chose Carefree over Dometic because it came with legs so all the weight wasn't cantilevered and stressing the roof.
Great Awning !!!
Can the legs come down to the ground ???
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Great Awning !!!
Can the legs come down to the ground ???
Yes, the legs can reach the ground. they are adjustable so you can make one side higher for rain water runoff. It comes with mounting hardware for attaching the legs to the camper.
Be aware that the side closest to the entrance door has to be fully extended otherwise the the support arms will interfere with opening the door.
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Yes, the legs can reach the ground. they are adjustable so you can make one side higher for rain water runoff. It comes with mounting hardware for attaching the legs to the camper.
Be aware that the side closest to the entrance door has to be fully extended otherwise the the support arms will interfere with opening the door.
Good sys,,, sounds like it is much stronger than a power awning !!!
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Good sys,,, sounds like it is much stronger than a power awning !!!
There is an option for a motor, I didn't see the need, it opens and closes quickly.
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There is an option for a motor, I didn't see the need, it opens and closes quickly.
Sims like every this is automatic or has power these days !!!
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Was there an option to attach the new awning to the existing awning rail that the old bag awning was attached to? It would be nice to avoid drilling holes into the roof.
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Was there an option to attach the new awning to the existing awning rail that the old bag awning was attached to? It would be nice to avoid drilling holes into the roof.
yes there is but it has to be straight, and the roof on my hw is curved.
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