I have a Dometic awning on our 40FT 5th wheel and would like to change over to a Power Awning. I like the Carefree of Colorado awnings that I have seen. I would imagine the acrylic is better than the vinyl.
Has anyone switched their old awning out to a newer Power Awning? I would like to know how it worked out and if there are any concerns.
2008 F350 CC 2WD LB 6.4 Lariat Auto SRW, Retrax, AirSafe Hitch, CB, Train Horns, On-Board air, RideRites, Aux Tank
We converted our manual awning to a power awning within the first month.
Our factory awning was a Dometic A&E 8500 manual. Carefree makes Travl'r power arms that will convert either a Carefree or a Dometic manual awning to electric. I elected to keep my Dometic fabric and tube because it matched the window awnings and it was brand new.
The arms were about $600 I believe (PPL). The easiest part was installing the arms. The hardest part was getting power to it (drilling holes in a new rig always makes me shutter). The motor is in the forward arm.
Regardless of what brand you go with, add a remote! I can roll mine up driving away or sometimes I pull up to shore with the boat and put it up when it gets a little breezy.
2006 Ford F350 4X4 SB CC SRW Powerstroke 6.0
2013 Redwood 36RL - full paint - disk brakes
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