Hi: My first trailer was a Casita
Spirit deluxe with a Fiamma crank out case awning
. I did not fully appreciate how easy the Fiamma was to operate until i sold the Casita
and bought a Scamp
5th wheel with a Dometic Catalina spring loaded case awning
. I am an Engineer and believe me when I say, " The Catalina awning
should be enshrined in the Museum of miserable design and awful function". I can't believe I tolerated the infernal thing for the 4 years that I did. My wife, small children, animals, and the faint of heart gave me a wide berth when deploying, and wider still when closing the damn thing. Scamp
should offer a rebate for anyone who has ever had one. Excuse me I need to vent. I finally replaced the evil thing, heedless of the cost, with a Carefree crank out case awning. Carefree and Fiamma appear to me to be almost one and the same, and maybe are. I can set the Carefree up or retract it in approximately 1 minute with out any cursing. Beware, however, not all case awnings are the same, if it doesn't crank out and has Catalina printed on it, run screaming!