In over two years of camping, we've never run across an awning
installation like the one on our 02 Scamp
. It's an A&E TrimLine (bag style) the previous owner had apparently installed (or had someone install) after purchasing the trailer from the factory. Its worked out fine but, at 8', is a bit short for our 16' egg and we've been thinking about going with something in the same style but a bit longer (11'-12'?).
After seeing all the posts here about mounting brackets and other installation issues I figured I'd get in touch with Dometic for their input. I can't say enough about the courtesy and professionalism extended by Ms Krista Smith in their Customer Service Department. She, and the tech staff she brought in provide additional expertise are a credit to the Dometic organization. I manage the training, implementation and support division of a relatively large software company and can only hope that we serve our customers that well.
Back to the awning
. Although Dometic confirmed the installation of our TrimLine was not 'standard', its a pretty simple concept that we'll probably stick with when we do upgrade to a longer model. It can be totally removed in a matter of seconds or left in the bag for transport (we've travelled from NC to TX with it mounted). On a couple of occassions when we've had it setup with the wind really gusting, it 'disconnected' itself from the trailer with no damage to the awning
or the Scamp
. Works for us.