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Old 03-14-2006, 10:13 AM   #1
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We have a Scamp 5th wheel and want to add an awning. We chose not to get the awning originally because of the problems with the "window shade" style that we had on past trailers but we miss the shade and weather protection. We really like the crank out style like the ones Casita now uses. I assume this is what is called a "case" awning. We sure would appreciate the forum users advice on which make and model you would recommend and any issues that you know we should also consider.

We are aware that the cost is higher but the managability is the huge issue for us. So if any of you would care to share your experience and advice we will greatly appreciate the help. There are so many models and manufacturers that we don't know where to start.

Thanks - Debbie and Glen

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Old 03-14-2006, 07:31 PM   #2
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I don't currently have an awning, but I'm going to purchase the A&E (Dometic) Case Awning. See the Helpful-Links page here for more links information about the case awning and the ShadyBoy: Awnings, Parts and Optional Equipment

I am basing my purchase decision on viewing Joy A.'s case awning at the Oregon Gathering. She's shorter than I am and get open and close the awning easily. Joy has instructions on mounting the awning on YahooScampers site here: Joy's 2001 13 footer awning project You need to be a member of YahooScampes to view however.

The brackets for the case awning for our egg shaped trailers are available here: Fiamma, optional brackets. If you wanted you could also order the screen room from Fiamma Screen Room

There have been comments about how these awnings allow water to run between the awning case and the outside of the trailer making the awning unusable in rainy weather. That's true, unless you stop it! Either by using EZ-Gutter on the backside, or I've read where someone had used the rubber mop board material used on a wall when using linoleum...whatever that stuff is called??

Now, if Camping World would just put the case awning on sale

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Old 03-14-2006, 08:29 PM   #3
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Thanks Donna for the info and especially the heads up on the mounting brackets and the links. I'll check out Joy's info as I am a member of the Scampers group. I tried doing a search but we are on a dial-up connection and the search brings up loads of stuff unrelated to what I needed which takes forever to dig thru on the slow connection. That's why I asked the awning question again because I knew you all would get me started in the right direction. And I certainly agree that I wish someone would put the awnings on sale for what my pocket considers reasonable!!

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