We use one, also off our old Starcraft pop up. The only issue we have with it is it's really hard to zip the awning back up into the bag when you are closing it up. You have to roll the awning and hold it up over your heads while trying to zip the bag at the same time. You need at least two people, and I am too short to do it without standing on something. With the pop up we just lowered the top before putting away the awning and it was much easier.
I would love an attached roll out awning also, but they are way too expensive for me, even on my little 1550 I was quoted $900 by a local RV dealer.
Jenny & Andy Turner
Bowley's Quarters, MD