A "Shady" Situation Needs Your Advice! - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-16-2021, 09:49 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Bob Dunn's Avatar
 
Trailer: 17 ft Casita Spirit Deluxe
Posts: 6
A "Shady" Situation Needs Your Advice!

Our 2004 Casita Spirit Deluxe has been sitting in its carport for w-a-y too long and I'm the process of getting 'er running again. Apparently even though the trailer was shaded, sunlight seems to have broken down the plastic on the awning endcaps. I've searched online to match the apparent model number, but with no luck. An email to Dometic (did they make the Horizon awning or not?) has produced no results.


Any thoughts on getting the right caps? Are they tough to change?


Thanks!
__________________
2004 Casita Spirit Deluxe 2009 Ford F-150 STX
Amateur Radio K5IQ
Bob Dunn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2021, 01:20 PM   #2
Member
 
Trailer: Casita 16 ft
Texas
Posts: 80
A good project for someone with a 3D printer.
Friz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2021, 01:53 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Bob Dunn's Avatar
 
Trailer: 17 ft Casita Spirit Deluxe
Posts: 6
Thanks, Friz! That's a good suggestion (if I had dimensions) because there's a "fab lab" down the hall from my office. Meanwhile, I learned that the awning was made by Fiamma and they MAY have parts. I have an email into them, awaiting a reply.
__________________
2004 Casita Spirit Deluxe 2009 Ford F-150 STX
Amateur Radio K5IQ
Bob Dunn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2021, 06:30 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Name: JD
Trailer: Scamp 16 Modified (BIGLY)
Florida
Posts: 2,198
When you get the new part be sure to paint it with something like the Rustoleum plastic paint. It will block the UV and extend the life.
Back when I actually worked I had the maintenance people paint the plastic pipe and rubber fittings with a quality latex paint to help extend the life of those parts as well.
redbarron55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2021, 11:41 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Name: bill
Trailer: 2013 Escape 19; 1977 Trillium 1300
The Mountains of North Carolina
Posts: 3,820
Registry
Big fan of krylon fusion paint, sticks to plastic very well and protects from UV attack.
thrifty bill is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2021, 11:50 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Name: JD
Trailer: Scamp 16 Modified (BIGLY)
Florida
Posts: 2,198
Quote:
Originally Posted by thrifty bill View Post
Big fan of krylon fusion paint, sticks to plastic very well and protects from UV attack.
Yeah, That is what I meant.
redbarron55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2021, 10:29 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Name: Joe
Trailer: 1999 Casita 17' SD
Ohio
Posts: 701
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Dunn View Post
I've searched online to match the apparent model number, but with no luck. An email to Dometic (did they make the Horizon awning or not?) has produced no results.
Dometic does not make anything. They just put there name on other's work.
Extend your awning and look carefully at the back aluminum frame and you'll find two tags. On my 1999 Casita the tags were over the door. Look for the Fiamma tag and get their model number. Then go here and find the part number(s) and order your parts online.
https://www.fiammausa.com/en/fiammas...ings-453977285
You may want to order both ends. That number you show on the tag is for the tag.
Joe Romas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2021, 02:42 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Name: richard
Trailer: "In the market"
South Carolina
Posts: 6
Gel coat

I had the same issue with my awning caps. I used some left over white gel coat. Brushed on about 3 coats. Looks good and bullet proof
tarpkir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2021, 01:57 AM   #9
Member
 
Motoboss's Avatar
 
Name: Ron
Trailer: Casita 17' Spirit Dlx
IN
Posts: 42
Try here
https://pantherrvproducts.com/awnings/fiamma-parts/

https://pantherrvproducts.com/02741-01/
__________________
"Adventure Before Dementia"
Motoboss is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advice installing Shady Boy Awning on Burro Tommy Gun Modifications, Alterations and Updates 14 07-27-2016 11:50 AM
"customized"scamp ultralite-shady cove, OR Greg A Classified Archives 10 01-31-2009 06:15 PM
Sticky Situation Clint Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 4 08-03-2006 10:23 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.