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Old 09-05-2016, 12:35 PM   #1
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Element ET26 awning

We are looking at a 2012 Element ET26 trailer. The dealer tells us the awning is broken, he is offering to replace with a different model of awning. The awning he proposes to install would have a support track screwed into the side of the trailer. Is there inherent problems with the original Element awning? I would prefer a factory replacement if available. Open to any feedback and thank you

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Old 09-05-2016, 08:03 PM   #2
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We have a 2012 Element...a 26SRL.
We ordered it without the motorized option. It's a Carefree Freedom WM Awning. We've experienced no problems with our awning.
Not sure why the dealer would want to drill holes in the side of the Element? Sounds crazy to me. Maybe because it's cheaper?
I'd be concerned that you may not be able to open all the windows either with tracks screwed into the side. And I'm betting the dealer will NOT be able to screw those tracks into any framework..
What exactly is the dealer's rational for not replacing it with an OEM awning??

Bob & Pat
2012 Evergreen Element 26SRL
2012 Ford Expedition Limited
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Old 09-08-2016, 04:22 PM   #3
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Thanks for your response. We are not sure why the dealer is thinking of making the change either. We are planning on talking to him tomorrow and ask him to keep the original awning and repair it if possible.
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