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Old 03-04-2014, 08:17 AM   #1
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Yesterday the Awning over the door came apart. the springs in the tube shaft busted. Has anyone replaced there manual awning with one of the newer man or electric ones from A&E that come straight out?
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:53 AM   #2
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Yesterday the Awning over the door came apart. the springs in the tube shaft busted. Has anyone replaced there manual awning with one of the newer man or electric ones from A&E that come straight out?
Is this the one you are talking about.
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I never liked it, the metal hardware was rusty no matter what you did and it looked bad. I replaced it with the Dometic Oasis power door awning. Products - Dometic. It operates from a a switch mounted by the door and it also works with my remote for the main side awning. It looks much better and works great.
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:06 AM   #3
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That is the one I am talking about. Thought I would replace it with an electric one. How much trouble was it to do. Where did you get power from or run wires to?
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That is the one I am talking about. Thought I would replace it with an electric one. How much trouble was it to do. Where did you get power from or run wires to?
I had my local RV shop replace it. The biggest issue seemed to be running the wiring to the Dometic power control located in the storage bay by the door. I had recently had the original side awning replaced including the power control box for the Dometic weather pro awning. The door awning connected right to this box with no issues and the remote was programed to work as well.

One other issue is where the old manual awning connects to the side of the coach down the side of the door. This awning was installed before the coach was painted. So when it is removed you will have 3 sets of rivet holes and white spots on each side of the door to deal with.
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Old 03-04-2014, 03:12 PM   #5
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I have been looking at that. Running the wires is going to be the hardest. And I saw that the fittings were put on before paint.
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I have been looking at that. Running the wires is going to be the hardest. And I saw that the fittings were put on before paint.
They put rivets in the holes that held the fitting to the coach but that looked bad. Filling the holes and repainting is a big project. So what I did was cover the top holes with 2 small American flag emblems something like this one.
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The ones I found may be a little smaller.

The bottom 2 holes I covered with small vent emblems something like this.

http://www.sfxperformance.com/parts/PAR61-0208.htm

Mine are round. All of these stick on with 3m double side tape and cover the holes and unpainted area. I don't have any actual pictures with me, but they look good and don't look out of place. I have been at Airstream rallies and have shown others that have this coach the new door awning and they didn't even notice them until I pointed them out.
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