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Old 06-05-2011, 11:27 PM   #1
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Hi All,
I'm new to the forum and looking to add a roll out awing to my 1972 Boler 13ft.

I was in Calgary a few weeks ago and stopped in to Outback RV Compact lightweight fiberglass Outback travel trailers Calgary | Trillium Trailers
to get some estimates on fiberglass work and priced out a Carefree Brand Awing that they use on their trailers, $899 plus 2hrs labour.

I kinda thought that was pricey but don't have anything to compare it to.

They will also replace my windows with Outback RV sliding glass windows for $295 each.

Anybody done either of these options and have feedback?

Cheers
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What I can tell you is they are **EASY** to put up and take down compared to Catalina/A&E one - which is a pain to get back in the box correctly. Every time I camp next to someone with a Carefree and watch them put up and take it down I hope mine falls apart soon to the point it can not be fixed!! :-) IMHO even if the Carefree is a couple of hundred more I would still buy it!!!
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Hi All,
I'm new to the forum and looking to add a roll out awing to my 1972 Boler 13ft.

I was in Calgary a few weeks ago and stopped in to Outback RV Compact lightweight fiberglass Outback travel trailers Calgary | Trillium Trailers
to get some estimates on fiberglass work and priced out a Carefree Brand Awing that they use on their trailers, $899 plus 2hrs labour.

I kinda thought that was pricey but don't have anything to compare it to.

They will also replace my windows with Outback RV sliding glass windows for $295 each.

Anybody done either of these options and have feedback?

Cheers
Unfortunately, they no longer make the Catalina 2500, which has worked flawlessly for me for seven years so far, taking only seconds to deploy or retract.
At twice the price, the awning shown on the Outback is a first rate awning and the price is in line with the Horizon.
The Horizon is a very popular crank out awning which is going for about $900 factory installed at Scamp.
The advantages are obvious with a crank out awning which has the legs attached to the RV.The one drawback for me, however, is that the "legs" are always in the way when deployed. You can get used to any design though and learn to arrange your campsite to accomodate the difference.
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What I can tell you is they are **EASY** to put up and take down compared to Catalina/A&E one - which is a pain to get back in the box correctly. Every time I camp next to someone with a Carefree and watch them put up and take it down I hope mine falls apart soon to the point it can not be fixed!! :-) IMHO even if the Carefree is a couple of hundred more I would still buy it!!!
Hey Carol, Thanks for the descriptive feedback on the awing, you made me laugh out loud!
Well I will poke around some more but sounds like the carefree is the way to go even if it is more expensive.
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...priced out a Carefree Brand Awing that they use on their trailers, $899 plus 2hrs labour.

I kinda thought that was pricey but don't have anything to compare it to.

Anybody done either of these options and have feedback?

Cheers
Boy, prices have gone up!
In 2006 my 10' x 8' Carefree Fiesta cost me $560 INCLUDING Labor.
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Hi all,...
Just brought home a never used, as new carefree 8'ft awning for my 13' Scamp. Are the brackets I can order from Scamp my best option to install it,... and do I need a middle support or are the two brackets at each end enough to support it safely?
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