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Old 07-14-2010, 09:00 AM   #1
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Exclamation Wanted used awning for 83 T-1550

My T-1550 never had one installed I need the complete set up I'm looking for the pull down/ roll up type will consider a power one if the price is right I looked online at a few places WOW its so expensive PLEASE help me!!!
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The deluxe awnings you've been looking at are clearly price overkill for your 1550, and used ones are infrequently found and usually defective.

If you go to www.jcwhitney.com and look at awnings in the RV/Camper section, you'll find a simple but pretty decent bag awning (we had one on a Coleman Pop-Up WAY back when)....starting at $192 !!! Worth considering.

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Good luck with that!! I've been seaarching for two years now and still can't find a quality one I could justify the price for...my 1550 had one, but the nice old lady who gave her to me said "It fell off on the highway one time, and we thought it was too dangerous to go after it."
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Ans if you DO find one..let me know!!
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Yeah, any used awning will probably have fabric in horrible shape that would need to be replaced and/or possibly something else wrong with the hardware. Replacing the fabric would certainly be less than an entire new awning, but it won't be cheap. For what you pay for the awning and then new fabric, you'd probably be at the cost of a new awning anyway.

Especially for something that short, finding one would be nearly impossible. You might be able to find a very long one that was removed from a unit that would be used in a campground with a permanent room attached, but the short ones would be very rare. The advantage of that size is that you do have the option of a bag awning.

A couple suggestions:
-Try a junkyard. You may not find the size, but you can get some hardware.
-Try a local dealer. When people come in with damaged awnings like from storm damage, they often will just replace everything and scrap the original. One or both of the arms may be damaged. If you can pick up any of these scrap arms from them, once you get yourself a set and then some hardware to mount it with, that saves you from an expensive hardware cost when ordering an awning. A roller tube and material won't be cheap, but I want to say the hardware is like $125, if not more. So if you can get them unharmed or requiring minor welding for free or very cheap, it's worth it.

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Thanks for the info you guys are great! I posted a wanted ad on Craigs list with a response, this guy has an awning on an old unused pop up but its in a huge ugly aluminum box that mounts on top for $200 Do I really want this on top my 1550? let me know what you think
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For $200, I'd lean towards the brand new bag awning. It's a little more work, but it will look better and you won't have to bolt that big box on. Just my 2 cents.
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Your 2 cents are always welcome, your right, I really don't want to drill bolt holes on top and take a chance of a leak, gonna look at JC Whitney see what they got Thanx
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Steve.....

I was just looking at a photo of a similar-sized Sunline, and realized that the clearance above the door is rather close to the awning rail. It occurred to me that before ordering, you should probably find out how far down (in inches) the bottom of the bag awning reaches when mounted.

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nasa42a Thanx for the tip! you may have just saved me from having to return an awning DEF going to take them measurements now..
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The awning you want also srews into the side of the trailer. That is how you get the water from dripping down the side of the trailer
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Actually, virtually all awnings attach to trailers (some exceptions are the fiberglass-bodied Scamp and Casita) via an awning rail, which typically comes mounted just below the top edge of the wall on the side with the door(s). The awning rail is standard equipment and mounted on most trailers (note exceptions above).


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