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Old 09-14-2015, 01:06 AM   #1
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upgrading to auto awning at quartzite or so cal?

Last year in Quartzsite one of the vendors was offering an upgrade to an electric auto awning for around $800.00. One touch and bam, there ya go, awnings out.
After this weekend and the time and bumping my head on the arms, I'm seriously looking.
I have a 34 foot HR Endeavor with an encased carefree awning now.
The fact that my brother bought a new class C with an automatic awning has absolutely nothing to do with my decision.
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Old 09-14-2015, 12:15 PM   #2
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Last year in Quartzsite one of the vendors was offering an upgrade to an electric auto awning for around $800.00. One touch and bam, there ya go, awnings out.
After this weekend and the time and bumping my head on the arms, I'm seriously looking.
I have a 34 foot HR Endeavor with an encased carefree awning now.
The fact that my brother bought a new class C with an automatic awning has absolutely nothing to do with my decision.
When I upgraded from my Class C to my Class A two years ago, it came with an electric awning. I really like it and as you mentioned, I avoid bumping my head on the arms.
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Old 09-14-2015, 01:16 PM   #3
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"kiethco".....A couple of things. First, I would do it closer to where you live in case there is an issue or warranty concern later on. Often, the dealer/installers at Quartzsite are there for just a month or so and then return back to their home base. Quartzsite, because of the influx of people during the winter, raises their sales tax to 10%. That might be a consideration you need to look at. If you decide to do it in Quartzsite, you might want to plan ahead and make sure they have the color and length in stock.

With that said, a good deal is a good deal. There are typically very few issues with new awnings, so look around and save if you can.
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Shade Pro out of El Cajon installed ours in March of 2013. We live in The Inland Valley area.
I believe they are in Quartzsite during the Jan/Feb RV time. We've been going for last few years and I believe they were the ones that came to our
campsite to repair one of our friends torn awning.
Our invoice lists "Shade Pro", but it also says "Carefree of Colorado"
The installer said they are "all over" whatever that means.
We have founds some great bargains, you just have to know the real on-going prices.
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Shade Pro out of El Cajon installed ours in March of 2013. We live in The Inland Valley area.
I believe they are in Quartzsite during the Jan/Feb RV time. We've been going for last few years and I believe they were the ones that came to our
campsite to repair one of our friends torn awning.
Our invoice lists "Shade Pro", but it also says "Carefree of Colorado"
The installer said they are "all over" whatever that means.
We have founds some great bargains, you just have to know the real on-going prices.
Yes, ShadePro is usually at Quartzsite. We live in their installation area. We had ours replaced at the Good Sam Rally in Phoenix this year by ShadePro. The usually go to rallies. Good Guys.
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When you get the conversion from manual to auto electric all you get is the arms no new fabric. And yes Shade Pro is great and the warranty can be handled by most RV dealers. You might consider the motion sensor option closes the awning when it gets windy😎
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I called Shade Pro. They did the upgrade on my slide topper 8 months ago. They're coming by Saturday to give me a firm quote. The guy on the phone said about $850.00
The work on the slide topper was top notch, I'll go with them again. My coach is a 1998 Holiday Rambler and the awni g fabric is original with the scripted Holiday Rambler on the right side fringe strip.
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