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Old 06-09-2013, 03:13 PM   #1
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Girard vs WeatherPro Awnings

Hey Folks,

A couple of DP manufacturers offer either the more common WeatherPro electric awning (which has been popular) or the more upscale and cool (IMHO) Girard electric awning without any vertical poles. What I like best about the Girard awning is the sleek rail system that runs along the roof the whole length of the coach (making it look like a high-end bus.) And if you opt for two Girards, you have a patio along the entire side of the vehicle. The downside of the Girard is the price (7 grand each!)

My question is kind of a poll: what is the consensus about this decision? If money was no object, which would you choose (especially directed toward those of you who have had both types.) Are the Girards really that much better, or are we simply buying coolness?

Thanks for sharing your opinion before I plunk down a boat-load of extra money.

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Girard all the way

Seeing as how you are in SoCA, call the factory and inquire about a "freight damaged" one. The damage is minimal and they will make arrangements for repair and painting. Then they will install for you. They will also let you pick the material color.

We did this and was able to get a longer main awning and an awning over the door for less than a main awning along with the wind sensor and remote controls for both.
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Well I will say I have had them all and the Girard are by far as good as they come. I have them on present coach as well as my last one and they are by far not only cool but the class act of awnings. I will go so far as to say do you really need then ? Well no you don't but if you want the absolute best these are what you want.
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cost savings suggestion

I read "if" cost were no object, but as a matter of helping my fellow rv'er.......the reality is those Prevost and other high end coaches that install Girard awnings do occasionally become totalled and parted out in salvage. Several years ago, I was fortunate enough to locate a perfect condition unit as salvage from a heavy hitter bus conversion co.

A call to the extremely nice folks at Millenium Coach in Florida may offer you more feedback or at the very least save you some bucks with their dealer buying power.
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