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Old 04-21-2011, 04:36 PM   #57
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I just clicked on the link above for the awning to see what it said about shipping and to quote them it said "Will arrange for local pickup only (no shipping)."

So the complaint about shipping seems to be that it costs to much when you ask them to do something that they already said they will not do.

This issue is only with the awnings 8 ft and larger, the ones smaller than 8 ft cost $35 for shipping.
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Old 04-21-2011, 05:35 PM   #58
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they told me the box was oversized when I asked....I'll know when i pick it up. If it is youre not getting it shipped for anywhere near $35.
also, if they told you they shipping costs up front and you either chose to ship or dont how do you feel they're attempting to rip you off? If you dont like the price dont buy...whats the problem?
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Old 04-21-2011, 05:58 PM   #59
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I've got a 6'er marked on E bay It went from just under $200.00 now $221.00 but still has FREE shipping.
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:31 AM   #60
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the awning will be here thursday....they shipped it for $35 because it's under 8ft boxed, saving me a detour in pa to go after it(and I couldnt have for $35 anyway).
So, the shipping woes some have come from that, the oversize box. They're really nice to talk to and return all calls promptly.
That said the sport awning is discontinued by carefree, but the said they could probably get a few from their own supplier and that the awnings were selling very fast. The brackets shown on ebay for curved bottom campers are "L" brackets and probably generic and not needed. If they are we'll make a conforming block instead to fit the bottom attachments. Maybe outta delron or something I can glue on with windshield urethane. Thats also how we're gonna try attaching the top and not drill holes in the uhaul. If it doesnt wanna fit or work I'll just shove it in the shed......if it does and works well? I'm ordering a spare. Bruce
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:40 PM   #61
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Post Pictures when you get it mounted please...............
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:09 PM   #62
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Post Pictures when you get it mounted please...............
will do.....should be here tommorow I think.....camping this weekend and tackling it monday or so. Bruce
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:36 PM   #63
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After wanting a trailer for a long time, I took the plunge and, much more thru good fortune than good management, became the owner of a 13 foot Scamp. Last summer my adventures began, and I now have two trips under my belt. I love it! I'd love it even more with an awning. What I can't find, and I'm sure I've probably missed it, is someone advising what would be the widest awning which would comfortably fit a 13 foot trailer like mine (i.e. along the length of the trailer). Any advice is most welcome. Thanks to anyone who can take the time to help me out.
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Scamp uses an 8ft awning with a 6ft reach on their 13s. We are well satisfied with that size on ours.
If you choose a bag awning 7ft wide is a nice size to handle and it worked well on our 1973 LoveBug.
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:01 PM   #64
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got the awning today but the rail wasnt in the bundle.....they shipped it in a long cardboard tube, so nothing happens to it in shippment...well packed just missing that. I'll call tommorow to get one from them. Either way wont be puting it on till it gets here.
BTW the end brackets that look like they'll work on my uhaul are made to glue on with the tape attached to em...was gonna glue anyway with windsheild urethane.
All in all theres some nice parts in there ...isnt a cheapy.
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Bruce, careful of gluing the end caps on. If these are the standard plastic pieces, UVs are going to eventually kill them and they'll crack badly. You may want to get them off at some point. Whatever method you choose to affix them to the awning, you may want to shoot them with some Fusion paint prior to mounting them.
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Bruce, careful of gluing the end caps on. If these are the standard plastic pieces, UVs are going to eventually kill them and they'll crack badly. You may want to get them off at some point. Whatever method you choose to affix them to the awning, you may want to shoot them with some Fusion paint prior to mounting them.
end brakets are aluminum....unpainted. they supply three types for different shapes
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end brakets are aluminum....unpainted. they supply three types for different shapes
Then you're good to go! And you'll post pictures too won't you?
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:31 AM   #68
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yes i will...neither end cap is perfect for the trailer shape....I may have my brother in law weld the right shaped piece to it ( though I know not everyone can have something like that done easily)...other option would be make a shaped part outta maybe delron or something that conforms to the shape of the camper.
One thing I didnt think of but now see is that with the awning the door wont be able to be swung all the way open and laid flat against the camper...probably hafta tie it or something.
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Old 05-02-2011, 01:31 PM   #69
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If they're sending it truck freight it's going to be expensive. UPS and FedEx may be cheaper, but won't ship items that are packaged and 8 feet long. My A&E case awning was shipped from 13 miles away and cost me $60. Had I known it was coming from so close, I would have gone and picked it up!
Where did you get yours from?
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I hope it's not coming from beyond the U.S. border!
True story:
When I ordered my crank-up Carefree from Trillium Canada (when there WAS a Trillium Canada) it was "intercepted" by U.S. Customs (suspicious package?) and sent back to Trillium.
I got it a few weeks later, presumably after Team Trillium removed the rocket launcher they had so cunningly hidden in the tube.
WHEW!
Another good catch by our Department of Homeland Security !


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