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Title: Does anyone make RV awnings besides Carefree and Dometic?
Post by: Punomatic on September 18, 2017, 05:49:03 PM
The trailer in my signature came with a Dometic 9100 series awning. Virtually every time I have used it (the awning) it has resulted in damage to the trailer. Every time, another part of the awning breaks and tears up another part of my trailer. I have replaced parts, and they break the next time I deploy the awning. The best awning I ever had was on my 1988 Hawkins Motor Coach. It was an A&E, but I see they have been taken over by Dometic. I have also had a Careless Carefree of Colorado awning. It was as bad a piece of junk as this Dumbetic Dometic. Does anyone make a sturdy, dependable, manually deployed awning anymore, or are they all junk? Just trying to decide whether to replace the Dometic or go awning free.
Title: Re: Does anyone make RV awnings besides Carefree and Dometic?
Post by: llib enad on September 19, 2017, 04:58:35 AM
You might look at Zip Dee.

Bill Dane
99 Country Coach Allure
Title: Re: Does anyone make RV awnings besides Carefree and Dometic?
Post by: Gary RV_Wizard on September 19, 2017, 08:54:37 AM
Zipdee is an alternative - http://www.awningsbyzipdee.com/ (http://www.awningsbyzipdee.com/)

Girard is another major RV awning manufacturer, but they are primarily at the high end price-wise. https://www.girardrv.com/
Title: Re: Does anyone make RV awnings besides Carefree and Dometic?
Post by: Punomatic on September 19, 2017, 10:06:37 AM
Thanks, guys! It is comforting to know that there are other choices. I will call around and see if there is a dealer near me.
Title: Re: Does anyone make RV awnings besides Carefree and Dometic?
Post by: Terry A. Brewer on September 19, 2017, 07:21:04 PM
I have ZipDee main awning, slide out awning and window awnings on my 18 year old coach with no mechanical failures with the exceptions of a broken cotter pin and I have had to replace 2 worn out awning straps.

 Be advised they are a VERY EXPENSIVE awning, they use Sunbrella material and top grade aluminum and stainless steel, so if you are looking for cheap look elsewhere, this applies to the Girard awnings also. 
Title: Re: Does anyone make RV awnings besides Carefree and Dometic?
Post by: Chet18013 on September 19, 2017, 07:33:44 PM
Go to www.stonevos.com. He makes the premium awnings and slide toppers for Newell, Prevost, etc. Got mine from Chris Throgmorton  who is the owner. He's very helpful. Mine are 4 years old and still look new.