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Old 05-03-2013, 12:42 PM   #29
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The awning referenced on their website is the older dometic awning.
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:44 PM   #30
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Awning,yes for sure!

I have stood and watched the awning get torn from the trailer in strange winds a few times and I have both done bad things to mine and watched others break theirs and I would still say Yes.

I love my Awning and as long as I am careful I think it is my favorite thing on the trailer maybe.

I sit under mine in rain all the time,what do you think it is for?
It is also great for keeping the sun at bay and sort of adds to the floor space of the trailer even though it is outside.

I used a Easy-Up with my Scamp that had no awning but don't think I would go there again.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:25 PM   #31
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We are from the Phoenix Arizona area, and camp in the windy southwest (Az,Ut,Co), and have a Dometic awning on our 13' Scamp, and rarely use it. When we do use it we have to take it down by night fall, as even light breezes cause small shaking and noises that keep waking me up.
PS What is rain?
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:37 PM   #32
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What is rain?
It's like snow, but wet.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:43 PM   #33
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It's like snow, but wet.
And something we got here in town last night for the first time this year. All other precipitation has been snow or sleet this year. Could it be that spring really is here?
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:58 PM   #34
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In watching the Scamp youtube video, the awning looks kind of flimsy to me. I like the Carefree design that incorporates side struts down to the trailer. They have a dizzying choice of styles and fabrics though that I am trying to sort through. Also trying to find out if it's an addon I can do myself.
On the Scamp site video of the awning in the video is indeed the old Dometic they use to sell - a pretty common awning found on many brands of trailers. Its not really flimsy (one on mine has been well used for 21 years) but they are a real pain to put up and especially to put away on your own.

Someone at the NOG rally last week had the new type Fiamma, (may have been Donna D.?) and it looked to be a much simpler and easier system to put up and put away.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:52 PM   #35
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Yes, get the awning. The Fiamma and Carefree box awning are virtually the same awning. It's called a box awning because everything goes up into the box, that's why you don't see any legs. The awning cranks in and out in a moment. The legs can be either attached to the side of the trailer or down to the ground.

It's rare that I don't have my awning deployed. Because it's so easy to deploy and retract I simply retract it if I'm going to be away from the campsite and think there is a possibly of the wind kicking up.

I would never have a camper without an awning. You got it if you need it. It's attached to the camper not another item to carry in your tug or hassle with.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:53 PM   #36
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does anyone know how much they weigh? do you notice a difference towing when you get one?
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:39 PM   #37
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weights and dimensions

this is from the Fiamma site

F45S 300 308cm 292cm 250cm 23kg

i am not positive but i think this is the one that is spec'd on the 16' Scamp.

so, 23 kg, about 50 pounds.
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as the weight is carried across the length of the trailer you will not notice any difference in your towing.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:17 PM   #40
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I'm putting one on my 13 foot Scamp. I'm going to first make a cheap one, link below.

How to build a quality awning for less than $100 - Expedition Portal

When I decide that I love it or realize features I would prefer, I'll have nice one made by Marti

Marti's Vintage Trailer Awnings

Hope this helps

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