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Old 09-21-2015, 11:00 PM   #1
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Electric awning upgrade installed

I asked about going to Quartzite and getting the upgrade for my Carefree awning. Someone commented about using a non local vendor. It made sense and I called Shade Pro in San Diego.
They'd done my slide topper upgrade last year and sure enough, they had the awning arms upgrade to auto.
I opted for the $100.00 upgrade to the pitch adjustable arms. This allows you to raise or lower both or one side to allow for rain run off. The best part is the way this is done with a push putton slide that also allows you to retract and extend the awning with pitch added.
The original quote was $850ish, with the upgrade it was $950.00, after tax, $1,111.00 complete. I'm in love with it and highly recommend the adjustable pitch arms.
Ken from Shade Pro was the same tech that did my topper and I really appreciated having him back, very thorough and professional.
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Oops. sorry Ken!
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Old 09-21-2015, 11:12 PM   #3
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Shade Pro seems to have it together as at most every RV rally we've been to they have a truck or five doing repairs. Haven't used them for anything yet but want to get a dash cover and they sent me a paper pattern that's kind of close but not quite right. Trying to figure out how to cut it to show a depression in the dash for the front MCD shades correctly.
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Old 09-21-2015, 11:13 PM   #4
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You will enjoy the electric. I replaced an old a&e with a carefree electric with adjustable angle and love it. Someone says a new motor can be had from an auto parts store, any takers?
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Was the photo taken "down under"?
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Old 09-24-2015, 03:20 AM   #6
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Yes, Alan, you should see the water go down the toilet!
Ive had the awning out a few times this week while loading for our Campland on the bay trip starting tomorrow. This is the best up grade ive done.
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I asked about going to Quartzite and getting the upgrade for my Carefree awning. Someone commented about using a non local vendor. It made sense and I called Shade Pro in San Diego.
They'd done my slide topper upgrade last year and sure enough, they had the awning arms upgrade to auto.
I opted for the $100.00 upgrade to the pitch adjustable arms. This allows you to raise or lower both or one side to allow for rain run off. The best part is the way this is done with a push putton slide that also allows you to retract and extend the awning with pitch added.
The original quote was $850ish, with the upgrade it was $950.00, after tax, $1,111.00 complete. I'm in love with it and highly recommend the adjustable pitch arms.
Ken from Shade Pro was the same tech that did my topper and I really appreciated having him back, very thorough and professional.
When doing the upgrade do you keep your current awning and just replace the arms?
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Keith,
Sounds great, what if you forget to extend the arms back out when closing? Do they automatically go out or do you have to open, extend then re-close?

Just left Quartzite area last weekend, to hot for me..
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Not sure understand the question NM. One touch button says in/out. No matter how you have the awning configured for drainage or if its level, it still goes out and retracts with one finger.
My friend is having Shade Pro out Saturday to do the auto upgrade. Since he has more than 22 inches between the top of his door and the awning track he's able to get an even more adjustable set up for slope on his A&E awning.
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When doing the upgrade do you keep your current awning and just replace the arms?

You can do it either way, depending on what you currently have.
I recently upgraded, and kept the metal tube and fabric and just upgraded the arms.
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I know Ken. He's a great guy and installer. Replaced my awning cover and the material too.
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