Originally Posted by freespirit
... at the RV expo yesterday most if not all the unsupported (no support arms) awnings were Carefree brand and depending on the trailer some awnings seemed to be mounted lower than others. Depending on the amount of awning extension and droop some seemed to interfere with the door open/closing. A sequence of door close/open and extended/not extend awning would have to be followed to prevent the door from damaging the awning. In fact on some trailers they even had a warning sticker to this effect on the side of the trailer near the door.
That sounds like bad planning.
If the top of the wall is not high enough for the awning to clear the door, brackets are available to mount the awning on the roof instead. Stickers don't fix design errors.
Reace designed the new-generation body to fit this type of awning, so my guess is that he took appropriate clearance into account.
The droop angle of these awnings (both Dometic and Carefree) can be set at installation, and changed later if necessary - it is not a routine adjustment. If the droop angle is set lower than necessary and causes intererence, that's a readily corrected installation error. If the droop angle needed for proper drainage is too low to clear the door, the design is flawed.
This seems like a good thing to check on a new trailer (of any brand), and get corrected if requried. I can't imagine tolerating a setup with this sort of interference between the awning and door.