What Brand Of Awning

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DavidP
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What Brand Of Awning

Post by DavidP » Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:25 pm

I want to put a awning on my 97 but from the pics of others it doesn't seem like it is a Carefree Freedom like my 94. What brand and model do you have on your B and what year?

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Re: What Brand Of Awning

Post by skater » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:53 pm

DavidP wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:25 pm
I want to put a awning on my 97 but from the pics of others it doesn't seem like it is a Carefree Freedom like my 94. What brand and model do you have on your B and what year?
The originals are Dometic (some say "AE" which is a brand of Dometic's). Some of them were made by Fiamma and have the Dometic logo on them.

I've had a bit of an odyssey with mine - they'll tell you one that old is made by Fiamma, but when you actually dig into it, you find that Fiamma took over construction a year or two after mine. No matter, parts aren't available anyway! When I bought the camper back, the awning wasn't rolled up correctly and wouldn't go into the case. After fighting with it for a while last spring, I discovered someone had accidentally rolled up a pocketknife in it...when I took that out, the awning worked perfectly.

There are new "case awnings" available for them, though I can't find ones that aren't powered on Dometic's site right now. There are also "pole" awnings like this that are cheaper but also somewhat more work to set up.
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Re: What Brand Of Awning

Post by DavidP » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:43 pm

I actually like the Carefree Freedom. It works well and there is a newer version still called Freedom I was thinking of buying. So someone either added or replaced the awning on my 94? I will look for a Dometic in the 10' wide version.

Just a Edit, Dometic doesn't make a box awning. I found Fiammas sold out of Florida. I'll try to give them a call Friday.

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Re: What Brand Of Awning

Post by DavidP » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:34 pm

This is what I have come up with. Box awnings are not very popular. As Skater said, Fiamma was most of the originals. These are the three I have come up with and the cheapest places to purchase.

Cheapest
Thule HideAway Awning - Direct Mount - Waterproof - 80 sq ft Item # TH490011
Black case and gray pannel only. $734.95 w/free shipping at Amazon and etrailer
Thule is a Swedish Company and don't know where they are manufactured

next
Fiamma F45S # 06280A13R Awning 3.0m (10'1") - Polar White Case with two other case colors, titanium and black, - Royal Grey Fabric only. There are only a few dealers but the cheapest is eurocampers.com because the shipping was cheaper but no matter, it will cost around $1075+ delivered. You can add the motor kit for about $450
Fiamma is a Italian Company with the awnings manufactured in Florida.

And
Carefree Freedom 351188E25 Patio Awning The case is white and the E in the part number is the color of the fabric. I like blue. There are 4 other fabric colors too. Cheapest is camping world for $1080 shipped or Amazon prime for $1088.90 And you can add the motor kit for about $280
Carefree of Colorado is exactly that, In Colorado

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