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Old 01-12-2007, 08:00 PM   #1
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Hi a friend just purchased a 2002 16 ft Scamp and would like to add a 10 ft Horizon Awning like I have on my Casita.
Has anyone done a Horizon on their Scamp or have advice pro or con?

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Old 01-13-2007, 02:40 AM   #2
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I put a 8 ft. Horizon awning on my Scamp about 4 years ago.

Donna D. just put a 10ft. on her 16 Scamp. I'll let her give some info. on the placement of the trailer brackets. I didn't follow the direction for placement so I had no problems.
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Old 01-13-2007, 07:24 AM   #3
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Yes, I did get it mounted and with Joy's help it did go pretty smoothly. The important thing I found out AFTER the fact, was I shouldn't have followed the instructions from Dometic! I should have asked more questions and taken some pictures of the mounting on a Casita, or if Joy was parked near me...really looked over her trailer. The important thing, is there isn't any good brackets available commercially for a Scamp, they have to be made (I have the template information if someone needs it). I even purchased brackets from Casita and sent them back. The ones they sell for their 16' were cheesy at best. FYI...they were right at $100. Between getting the brackets made and purchasing the awning (on sale!!!) total cost was right at $900. OUCH. But worth it to me

This is a picture of the bracket I had made, it's 3" wide 1/4 aluminum and although it's hard to see in the pic, it's actually longer on one leg.
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If your friend decides he wants to go through with it, let me know and I'll post as much info as I can, the good, the bad and the ugly.
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Old 01-13-2007, 03:30 PM   #4
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Yeap, that's the bracket I shared with Donna. I too have the original template/schematic for them.
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Yeap, that's the bracket I shared with Donna.
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Old 01-14-2007, 05:31 AM   #6
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Or you can go the cheap route and use this easy up screen porch instead. Thanks to the list I got one at Walmart last summer and love it. The Scamp door opens and closes easily within the porch. We do take the cover off in high winds but it is very quick to take off and put back on.
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Old 01-14-2007, 07:10 AM   #7
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Or you can go the cheap route and use this easy up screen porch instead. Thanks to the list I got one at Walmart last summer and love it. The Scamp door opens and closes easily within the porch. We do take the cover off in high winds but it is very quick to take off and put back on.
Ok Wally World is good !!!
what make is it --name?
I want one


and thank you
right now we just have a tarp that I sewed a channl into & theaaded a rope to fit in the metal channel on the trailer -- works ok but then we still need a bug housejava

looks like you found a great setup!!!!!
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I like that one from wally world -- I think I want one. But----------
How easy is it to set up and how long would it take me to set it up?
I do camp alone. If it works for the Scamp it should work with a Casita too.

I am looking for something kind of "insta set up" that won't take me all day.

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Old 01-14-2007, 02:34 PM   #9
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Thanks for the replys regarding the Horizon awning. Since she just picked up the Scamp last week I'm sure she will ponder her options. We live in Wisconsin so we wont't be doing any additions before March.
If she decides to go fot the Horizion I will contact you Donna D for your template.
My friend is going to retire in a few years and she wants something she can handle easily by herself.

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Old 01-14-2007, 03:03 PM   #10
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Alva, that is the key, we "youngin's" need something we can do by ourselves. I hate asking others for help, (especially strangers) even tho I am more than happy to help others. I just like that independence of knowing I can do it
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Old 01-17-2007, 01:24 AM   #11
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If she decides to go fot the Horizion I will contact you Donna D for your template.
My friend is going to retire in a few years and she wants something she can handle easily by herself.

Thanks to all who replyed,
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Let me know too, because somewhere I have the name and phone number of a fellow in Ohio/Indiana maybe, that has been selling Horizon's at a very reasonable price.
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Let me know too, because somewhere I have the name and phone number of a fellow in Ohio/Indiana maybe, that has been selling Horizon's at a very reasonable price.
Yep between Joy and I we can probably give her all the info she needs and MORE. Just remember, the awning for a 16 trailer has to be shipped TRUCK freight...not UPS, etc. that adds to the cost. It cost me $60 to go 12 miles
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Old 01-27-2007, 05:55 PM   #13
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I like that one from wally world -- I think I want one. But----------
How easy is it to set up and how long would it take me to set it up?
I do camp alone. If it works for the Scamp it should work with a Casita too.

I am looking for something kind of "insta set up" that won't take me all day.

thanks
Sorry about the delay but I've been gone. The one I purchased is an Ozark Trail, made by Northpole Limited. It's Model WMT-1410, 14'x10'x84". I paid $44.73 for it at
Walmart last June. I have set it up by myself with no trouble. It took me 10-15 min. See the thread titled "Never Buy An Accessory Bigger Than The Trailer" in the Modifications forum in June for more opinions.
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Ann B, if you want to go 1 step further, Crappy Tire sells a Woods Dining Shelter that has panels on 4 sides that roll up and down.

They are a more expensive, but the side flaps are worth it. There are 2 sides that have a zippered access. We use ours as a standalone dining shelter, but have seen it used in the same manner as in the photo posted by Mary G. Been using ours for about 3 years now, not too hard to put up and take down. They are usually on sale last week in June or first or 2nd week in July for about 50 to 75 dollars off.
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