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Old 01-06-2014, 08:32 PM   #1
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Front Door Awning?

Due to the rainy weather we frequently are subjected to in the Northwest (and the fact that our big dogs find the head too cramped for their body and four legs to turn around in!), my DW would like to pursue a front door awning for convenience and help keep the front inside drier when she or I take the dogs out.

I've researched the Dometic Oasis Elite Power Door Awning and Carefree Marquee Power Door Awning. Both will tie into the existing Dometic/A&E Weatherpro electrical control unit.

Does anyone have any experience having either one installed on their motorhome or as original equipment? Any comments concerning quality, installation, effectivness, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Somewhere I remember reading that Uhlmann RV in Chehalis, WA installed one for another Alpine owner.

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Old 01-07-2014, 12:51 PM   #2
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I read in another forum that door awnings aren't very effective. Also you have to pull them in early if it is at all windy. Maybe someone who has one can comment on that.

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Old 01-08-2014, 10:45 AM   #3
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I installed the Dometic awning on mine. It does help on rainy days with keeping the step dry. Installation was pretty straight forward but I did manage to find the wiring harness that runs directly behind the mounting area with a drill bit so be careful. I also was disappointed to find the weather pro control panel doesn't close the door awning automatically like it does the regular awning. The front door is ran with the switch manually only.
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