This post may help on the RV Awning Smart awning. I bought one 2013.
So far the awning has held up OK, no real complaints. They are made offshore which I did not know at the time of ordering. And for that matter I do not know if the Dometic was made in the US either. The Dometic I think comes from Europe or at least in 2004 they did. Do not know of today's awnings.
They have a good warranty and place selling them was very helpful in answering any questions. The only negative I have noticed is the white part of mine may get a little dirtier faster then the Dometic. I "think" this may be from the new awning is slightly softer. The older one I took off was was more stiff and crinkly so the dirt slid off faster. But again I had a 10 year old awning so as any awing ages it would not be surprising to start to get stiffer. Really have no real good comparison of memory of a brand new Dometic in softness. While we did buy a new 2004 T2499 in late 2004, my memory does not recall the softness of it.
I did 303 UV treat this new awning right after I put it on. The old Dometic was sun killed in the 1st foot of it up at the roof. I got by for a year with awning repair tape, but it had to go. As the years go by I can report more my new one.
Good luck and hope this helps
Current Sunlines: 2004 T310SR, 2004 T1950, 2004 T2475, 2007 T2499, 2004 T317SR
Prior Sunlines: 2004 T2499 - Fern Blue
2005 Ford F350 Lariat, 6.8L V10 W/ 4.10 rear axle, CC, Short Bed, SRW. Reese HP trunnion bar hitch W/ HP DC
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