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Old 05-03-2006, 12:05 PM   #1
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We are looking at buying an AWARD RV. 1995 - made in Canada, 23', all kinds of extra perks. However, here in OH, we have never heard of the AWARD brand. Nice RV - anyone have any personal experience with this brand?

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Old 05-03-2006, 12:05 PM   #2
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We are looking at buying an AWARD RV. 1995 - made in Canada, 23', all kinds of extra perks. However, here in OH, we have never heard of the AWARD brand. Nice RV - anyone have any personal experience with this brand?

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Old 05-03-2006, 02:06 PM   #3
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First of all.....Welcome to the site!

Now there is more information required. Is the Award a motorhome? Class A or Class B or Class C?
Is it a travel trailer or a 5th wheel?

Also you can find owner's reviews of specific brands by entering Award RV into the Google search engine.

Welcome aboard. Hope we can help.
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Old 05-03-2006, 03:10 PM   #4
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More info a this site.
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Old 05-03-2006, 04:26 PM   #5
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wndyhill58, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here and look forward to reading of your adventures and experiences. Good luck on the hunt for the right unit for you. As you can see we are eager to help out with any questions you may have.
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Old 05-03-2006, 05:24 PM   #6
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Hello windyhill58 and welcome to our site. Glad you joined us.
I have seen the Award T/T at Rv Shows and was very impressed by them. Most are custom made, with just what ever in want in them. They are constructed and well appointed to compete with the Air Stream T/T Their slightly peaked roof and front end makes them more aero-dinamic than all other similar units. Usually built on an aluminum fram construction, their weight makes them very easy to pull. I haven't seen all that many, due to the fact they are custom-made and their price usually reflects it. I beleive them to be superior to most on the market.
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Old 05-03-2006, 05:25 PM   #7
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We owned a '95 Award Classic 30 for several years. It was a neat trailer with interior appointments similar to an Airstream. They are light weight and are easy to tow. We towed ours with a V-8 Jeep Grand Cherokee and later a Tahoe. We have lots of fun memories associated with that trailer.

My advice to you would be to check it very very closely for water damage because unless they have been maintained meticulously, they leak. All the joints, the windows, and especially the big front window will leak unless they get a yearly dose of cleaning and resealing.

On the other hand, we have friends who have an Award 27' that they bought new about 12 years ago and it has served them well. Last I heard, it had been to Alaska from Florida 4 or 5 times. My friend is a fanatic about maintenance and keeps the Award in a garage when they're at home.

Award went out of business in the late 90's and was bought out by former employees. They have been back in business for several years making new trailers and repairing old ones. Last I heard, they only sell new or refurbished units direct from the factory in Canada.

There is an Award owners discussion group on Yahoo Groups. I bet you can find out about anything you want to know over there.

I hope this helps.

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We had a 30ft Award for a few years, A quality product, well made, put many miles on it, no problems the reason we got rid of it was that the big bed in the back was against the street side wall and could not get out of bed without disturbing the other person. sounds silly but having ones sleep disturbed does get old. also we were wanting to try a M.H. which is what we now have. Have heard the Award called the poor mans Airstream. A great Coach.
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Old 05-04-2006, 12:03 PM   #9
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wndyhill58, Welcome to the IRV2 website, glad you found our friendly site. I have seen that particular brand on occasion, not that popular of a travel trailer where we live and that doesn't mean that there is any wrong with that brand just don't know anybody that has one . Ed.S
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Old 05-05-2006, 04:12 PM   #10
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Award 723 - is a 23' travel trailer made in Canada in 1995. Fiberglass body - dry weight is about 3500.
Thanks to everyone for your help - I did look on Yahoo groups as was suggested - unfortunately, I could not find a discussion group.

Thanks again
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Old 05-10-2006, 01:55 PM   #11
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6 or 7 years ago when we were looking for our first TT we looked at one. They are very nice but be careful if you are over 6' tall. I hit my head twice within 5 min looking around in it and decided that it wouldn't work (can't be cussing all the time in the trailer).
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Old 05-10-2006, 05:54 PM   #12
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Old 05-13-2006, 02:30 AM   #13
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We owned an Award [1993-30' Classic],bought it new, expecting all the previously mentioned features.
The myth of handling better than other trailers was our biggest dissapointment. Mind you this was the 30 footer--the 27' and the 23' seemed to handle great--according to fellow Award Club members.
Next was the twin beds--they were not even bunk bed size. We totally took the factories word, as that model was not available when we ordered it.
Anyway--upon our second trip to the factory,after complaining about the handling,one of the "technicians" mentioned that some of the 30' Award owners were using two sway bars[friction type] and after installing the second one it did handle as advertized.
In 1993--the frame was galvanized and very light. As I recall --there were a few cases of the frame bending-behind the axles. The factory was not supportative if you had that problem.

The Award was a very good idea but in '93-'95 the factory, or rather, the top dog(Nigel), would not listen to the owners of Awards. Any suggestions for improvements seemed to fall on deaf ears.

I'm sure Dunnesville, Ontario took a beating when the factory closed down.
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Old 05-15-2006, 12:46 PM   #14
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The yahoo group id labled award2 here: Award2

I am on my second Award and love them. The new owners in Dunnville are VERY responsive to their new customers. The new Awards are high quality, offer slides, Nevr Lube axels, full body paint over fiberglass, etc. etc. The new Awards are heavier than the older ones, but continue to tow great.


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