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Old 09-02-2011, 01:43 PM   #15
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OK...Guys here goes the first picture is the Carefree still in the bag notice how tight it fits in the bag and how neat the lines are, next is the tention adjuster which works really nice located on the legs and roof supports and I love the square tubing which you can see in 3 how its setup, the rest are the brackets and thats how the legs attaches to the body as you can see the metal piece slides in and a small rod slides down and locks the leg in place and believe me its about impossible to rip this from the camper....Next I'll post the TrimLine,
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Old 09-02-2011, 02:09 PM   #16
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Now the TrimLine Awning, As you can see the bag is twice as big as the awning needs and hangs sloppy, The poles are round and hard to line up the the snap buttons that adjust it out, you have to twist it around until it lines up and alot of the time to whole thing will pull out..the small ball snaps into a plastic bracket on the body but there is NOTHING to keep it snapped, in a slight breeze it will blow over the top if you don't watch out..It does have plastic boots that slip over the small ball so you can stake it to the ground if you would prefer that..These are just my opion on these awning and I know everyone has their preference..the other makes I have the Shademaker and A&E both are pretty much like the Trimline execpt they stake to the ground only no hardware to fix it back to the camper and round tubing on both so I didn't mess with setting them up....if you have anymore questions please ask..i bought all of mine off E-bay over a couple of years they ran around $150 each but you do have to wait on a deal to get a deal...Been looking for another CareFree for several months now but no luck yet..Now it will twice as had after sharing this...
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:02 PM   #17
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Hi, I'm a new member, looking for some advice on a replacement awning for my 13 ft Trillium (1974). I had an old-style bag awning but I lost it last month. The awning rail looks like it got bent at the rear end (I suspect in some big gusts of wind that came up while the awning was up), and it opened up enough to allow the bag to slide out somewhere along the highway (oops)

So I'm wondering what advice folks have for replacing my awning? I've been looking at the bag awnings on the Interwest Sports website -- does anyone have experience with those? Or, does anyone in BC know where I could find a decent bag awning more locally?

thanks,
Denise
We are very happy with our Shademaker Classic that we bought from Interwest a couple of months ago. They were easy to deal with and the $55 delivery charge to Canada was reasonable, with no extra customs charges. I would recommend them if you want one of those awnings.

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Old 06-22-2012, 09:38 AM   #18
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the first picture is the Carefree still in the bag notice how tight it fits in the bag and how neat the lines are
Randy,
Is that the older CareFree bag awning or newer current Campout model?

I believe that on the older ones the slots on the main beam for the arms and legs are parallel and on the campout they are perpendicular.
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:54 AM   #19
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Randy,
Is that the older CareFree bag awning or newer current Campout model?

I believe that on the older ones the slots on the main beam for the arms and legs are parallel and on the campout they are perpendicular.
Don't really understand what your trying to describe but when I bought it everything said Carefree on it and they are still made like that but then again I'm not familar with the Carefree Campout awning but did look it up and they look like they are about the same....
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OK,
I'll try to describe it differently. Look at the channel that holds the awning and legs on the front of the Awning. On the old style the profile looks like a letter E, on the new style one channel faces the ground and one faces the trailer.
Found a picture here on FGRV of one similar to the new style:

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Old 06-22-2012, 12:58 PM   #21
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The older style E channel can be seen from different angles here:
Boler Awning pictures by canobuilder_photos - Photobucket
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:10 AM   #22
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OK,
I'll try to describe it differently. Look at the channel that holds the awning and legs on the front of the Awning. On the old style the profile looks like a letter E, on the new style one channel faces the ground and one faces the trailer.
Found a picture here on FGRV of one similar to the new style:


Mines exactly like this one the leg instead of going straight down (which it can of course) it pivots back to the trailer and fits into the brackets on the camper...sorry for taking so long... been out of town.....Hope this helps
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:51 PM   #23
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..sorry for taking so long... been out of town.....Hope this helps
It helps a lot Randy,

In your abscence, I was able to figure out that there were 3 generations of the CareFree bag awning.
The old style had an E channel and the wide side of the main rail faced out.
2nd generation was like you show, measured in feet. The 7' only projected out 5.5 feet. The narrow side of the main rail faces out, wide side faces up
3rd (current) generation is stated in meters, similar main channel to what you show. Possible groove in main rail for add-a-room channel, I need to see one in person though. 2.57M (7') model projects out more. 6.5 or 7'

Your review has helped me decide what products, I'll use. I think you can guess which brand.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:57 AM   #24
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Would any of these awnings be compatible with add-on screens/walls?
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:49 PM   #25
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Yes Luke,
Check out the websites of the various manufactures, they all seem to have some sort of cutesie marketing names.
Some are zippered, some velcroed, some need extra rafters. Intra-awning relationships can be formed, but they can also be awkward.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:48 PM   #26
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Roy,
You have both a Boler and a Trillium. I have a Boler. I am wondering if you ended up buying one of the current generation Carefree bag awnings? If it was the 2.57M size, and which camper it was for? That being said, do you think it would work on my Boler and would you recommend any particular brand of add-a-room?
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:32 PM   #27
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Glen, I had to hunt but found a 7' Carefree for the boler and a 9' for the Trillium. Both were missing parts but they are still available. The parts did not change only the sizing of the main rail and awning width.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:49 PM   #28
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Jimtesla - I know this is ages later, but do you still have that awning for the '76 Trillium? I'd certainly be interested. Thanks, Susan
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