Originally Posted by Fun Bus
I'm thinking about converting my manual awning to a Liepert 12volt power awning. I know the new arms are a little shorter , but it looks like it will work. Has anyone done this conversion or have comments before I pull the trigger on this? My coach is a 2000 36FDS with the factory awning. It works fine but electric would be more wife friendly. Thanks
Dana & Debi Marshall
2000 Alpine 36FDS
I did the Carefree conversion on our A&E manual awning at Quartzsite in Jan 2019. Shadepro did the install and charged $~1400 if I recall correctly.
I had the A&E automatic version on my previous Alpenlite 5th wheel (Same as Alpine coach power awning) and I wouldn't touch that thing with a 10' pole. Always giving me trouble, undersized wire, quirky control box, and an all-around PIA.
The Carefree has been a dream and I like it very much!!