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Old 10-03-2012, 07:51 AM   #1
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Does anyone have firsthand knowledge on the difference between dometic 8500 awning hardware, parts #8273000.401B (standard hardware) and #8273000.501B (heavy duty hardware) ?

I've been told the only difference is heavy duty comes with the Optima tension rafter system by a person at dometic. Then told by another person that all the hardware is heavy duty and also includes the Optima tension rafter system.

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The difference is heavier tinsel strength material.

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Old 10-05-2012, 06:16 AM   #3
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Finally found someone who knows what they are talking about! There is only one piece that is different ( ID #504 ) besides the addition of the Optima tension rafter

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