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Old 08-14-2017, 09:35 PM   #15
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Yes. Love my awning!
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Old 08-14-2017, 09:59 PM   #16
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Yes. Love my awning!
Well said. Of course, there are awnings and there are awnings. Takes me two minutes to set mine up by myself, less if I have a helper.
Not me here, BTW, but you get the picture.
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Old 08-14-2017, 10:50 PM   #17
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my 73 boler came with original? awning. LOVE it especially on the wet coast of Canada. Let the new owner decied
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Old 08-14-2017, 10:57 PM   #18
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Going through some shots of places we've camped, I realized that most of them show our awning deployed. I agree with others who've said they wouldn't be without it.

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Old 08-14-2017, 11:10 PM   #19
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YES!
The awning is very important. An outside room out of the weather and sun. A place for conversation. A place to watch the rain. A place to relax in the morning with coffee, maybe a friend and have a bite. It keeps the side of the trailer cool. I would not like to camp without one. I don't know what some comments about the hassle mean. Takes about three minutes to set up and it's good for the rest of the stay.
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Old 08-15-2017, 12:08 AM   #20
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I don't know what some comments about the hassle mean. Takes about three minutes to set up and it's good for the rest of the stay.

Probably because the standard roller awning you have is so much easier to use over the other types used on the rounded eggs.
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:03 AM   #21
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I already voted (post 7), but I'd like to add a comment. Scamp has used Fiamma awnings for the past few years. They're not cheap, but we're very impressed with the quality and ease of use. I can deploy or stow it myself in less than 2 minutes, half that with my wife. They are tough and easy to clean, but the best feature is; we always have it there. Since it doesn't take up any cargo space; we never have to decide if we'll need it for a trip.

If you follow the advice of the folks that have answered here, I would tell your buyer to look at the Fiamma awnings and the custom mounting brackets Scamp already has in their inventory. They won't be sorry. There's nothing as relaxing as having that first cup of coffee under the awning and watching your world come alive.

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Old 08-15-2017, 06:58 AM   #22
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YES, but... we had a bag awning on a previous trailer. It was flimsy and difficult to set up.

I would not replace an awning if you are preparing to sell. Just price accordingly. If the buyer wants an awning, give them a recommendation. Typically molded trailers sell fast, with or without an awning.
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Old 08-15-2017, 07:45 AM   #23
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I already voted (post 7), but I'd like to add a comment. Scamp has used Fiamma awnings for the past few years. They're not cheap, but we're very impressed with the quality and ease of use. I can deploy or stow it myself in less than 2 minutes, half that with my wife. They are tough and easy to clean, but the best feature is; we always have it there. Since it doesn't take up any cargo space; we never have to decide if we'll need it for a trip.

If you follow the advice of the folks that have answered here, I would tell your buyer to look at the Fiamma awnings and the custom mounting brackets Scamp already has in their inventory. They won't be sorry. There's nothing as relaxing as having that first cup of coffee under the awning and watching your world come alive.

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Yes to the OP. Price the camper both with and without a new awning and let the prospective buyer make the call but read the following.

Tom, Scamp has not be able to source Fiamma awnings since the tragic shooting at the Fiamma facility earlier this year. I spoke with Scamp yesterday and was told they're exploring alternatives. Last week I was told they had a shipment 'due at any time' so who knows? Emails to Fiamma received an immediate auto response indicating they were closed and did not know when or even if they would re-open.
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Old 08-15-2017, 07:50 AM   #24
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Yes. First thing at set up out goes the awning (fiama). It creats our outdoor room and expands the living area of the Scamp 16 alot.
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Old 08-15-2017, 08:12 AM   #25
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YES, Fiamma is spendy but best ever awning. Not sure if they are back in production yet.
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Old 08-15-2017, 08:56 AM   #26
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I heard about the shooting, but didn't realize the dealership in FL was still closed. Sad, eh? I believe they are an Italian company. Maybe someone else will import them? Hope so. We have a Scamp 16D on order, scheduled for pick-up in October. I better call to see if they will be speccing Fiamma? I'm not sure I'd want a different brand sight-unseen. They are almost $1K for the Scamp 16's. Thanks for the heads up Al.

BTW, a Deluxe Scamp ordered today will be ready for pick-up in September 2018!

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Old 08-15-2017, 09:17 AM   #27
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YES. I have one on my soon-to-be tiny home trailer (25'), and really like it, even with hassles, for shade and rain...if I were looking at a FG trailer to buy, it might tip the scale if I was on the fence, if it had one. Also, IMVHO....as a newbie to trailer stuff
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No. I have an intense dislike for the infernal things!!
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