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Old 04-14-2016, 01:38 AM   #391
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And, then there is the issue of buying in bulk.
They get the price they get by agreeing to buy a certain number of a particular product. What are they supposed to do with the extra awnings if people opt out? Would raise the price for everybody.
I expect for my next trailer that I'll opt out of wheels. They cause nothing but problems. Flat tires, potential for traffic accidents, need to buy chocks, have to replace tires as they age.
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Old 04-14-2016, 04:27 PM   #392
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One thing I appreciate about this forum....it's a great place for ideas so I am grateful to the forum group for everyone's input. As for the new awning, I'd much prefer a manual awning and if possible one that has struts like the 2016 and earlier Escapes had. Right or wrong it just seems there will be fewer problems given some of the reviews of the new awning. I'd like something along the lines of the Fiamma F45. I've asked Escape if a manual awing version is available. They are looking into it. That's all I ask. And it might come to be that the new awning is part of the trailer price and I have to buy my own substitute. And that's very understandable. If it isn't possible to substitute a manual awning then I have three options...take the new awning and deal with it, leave it off or do something on my own. I've got lots of time. My trailer isn't due to be delivered until March of 2017. And I'm sure I'll know one way or another by then.
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Old 04-14-2016, 06:49 PM   #393
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I put a Fiamma F65 on the Scamp 16 we had before we bought our first Escape.
It looked cool folded, but wasn't nearly as strong or adjustable as the Carefree Escape used to install.
I'm interested to see the new awning at the rally next month.
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Old 04-14-2016, 09:22 PM   #394
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Lots of comments both good and bad here, but in my opinion the one comment that makes the most sense is to wait and see if the new awning poses a problem or not. Truth is we won't know until it's been in use for awhile. It could be the neatest thing since sliced bread, and all the speculation will have been much ado about nothing.


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Old 04-14-2016, 10:25 PM   #395
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I put a Fiamma F65 on the Scamp 16 we had before we bought our first Escape.
It looked cool folded, but wasn't nearly as strong or adjustable as the Carefree Escape used to install.
I'm interested to see the new awning at the rally next month.
The Carefree on our 21' seems a lot sturdier then the Fiamma we had on the Casita.
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Old 04-14-2016, 11:53 PM   #396
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Lots of comments both good and bad here, but in my opinion the one comment that makes the most sense is to wait and see if the new awning poses a problem or not. Truth is we won't know until it's been in use for awhile. It could be the neatest thing since sliced bread, and all the speculation will have been much ado about nothing.


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Robert that is easy to say when it isn't our money or problem . I certainly don't want to be the Guinea pig . For us the awning ,is one of the most important components of our trailer . In 30 + years the Carefree is the 3rd awning we have owned, just the way it is , and we are glad we aren't faced with this decision . Truth be told as been said ,we would be looking elsewhere , really not crazy with the changes ,some that first got us interested in the first place . Our right to our opinion . Pat
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Old 04-14-2016, 11:54 PM   #397
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Lots of comments both good and bad here, but in my opinion the one comment that makes the most sense is to wait and see if the new awning poses a problem or not. Truth is we won't know until it's been in use for awhile. It could be the neatest thing since sliced bread, and all the speculation will have been much ado about nothing.


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I have to agree up to a point. I believe the new awnings are on the 2017 trailers. So it won't be until sometime in 2017 that we'd see problems..if there are any. I'm taking delivery of my trailer in March of 2017. I'd rather not risk problems and return trips to Canada for repairs. My preference would be to have a manual awning option and leave it at that.
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Old 04-15-2016, 08:45 AM   #398
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"return trips to Canada for repairs."
The appliances have their own Manuf. warranty so you go to your nearest service center. No need to drive to Canada. Love your little graphic at the bottom
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Old 04-15-2016, 10:14 AM   #399
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I always wanted a manual awning like our 2016 Escape will be built with, but that being said, I see definite advantages to an electric awning. We have been in campgrounds (especially remember a time in Missoulla, Montana KOA) and gone to the store only to return to tree branches flying thru the air. I see an electric awning as easy to put up and take down, even when you are only leaving for an hour or so. The auto retract feature would be nice too. I have looked at Lance trailers for the past few years and I see they have gone to an awning just like the one Escape is using. I think ETI did their homework and is just trying to make their trailers better in a competitive market.
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Old 04-15-2016, 11:33 AM   #400
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In addition the newer style awning will have less chance of unfurling while under tow, something the stock awning did on BlackJack, ironically in Missoula KOA where it was discovered. I also had 2 Lance Trailers (1880 and 1575) with the automatic awning, very nice.
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