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Old 03-22-2016, 09:50 PM   #51
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Sorry to hear that man. Hope you land on your feet soon.
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Old 03-22-2016, 10:49 PM   #52
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We'll be fine. Hard to get me down. I have no intentions of ever going offshore again. 20 years is enough. Planning on heading back to the big shop in Sabine parish and RE-establish homestead there.

On the pole brackets, he has 40+ sets on hand right now. He sells them for $85 a set, but would sell for $75 if I bought enough of them. I'll post pictures tomorrow where everybody will know what I'm talking about and what exactly you get. Some don't care to pay that much, but, they work well.
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Old 03-23-2016, 09:33 AM   #53
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The awning on our 36FBTS collapsed on us last July while in South Dakota. I called insurance co. and they sent a guy to the campground to remove it and make safe for travel. When the new one was sent- same story as others-sent some parts but not all. Finally got installed and one new arm bent while installer was running it in and out adjusting the fabric! Had to wait for another arm and then Carefree sent wrong arms! Finally got installed in October. The model is Longitude- it's not on their website as it is only for manufacturers. Compared to the Travelr model that was on our previous Jayco it is a flimsy piece of junk!
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Good post Fingerlakes!
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Old 03-23-2016, 09:45 PM   #55
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For those that requested:
First, here are pictures of my set up. Like I said before, you could probably duplicate this yourself if you're handy with aluminum, but it was too easy to purchase them from the guy that invented, and still makes them. He does not make the telescoping poles anymore, which I admit are very awesome, but does still make the brackets. Once poles are attached, they self store to the awning arm. You can choose to use them, or not use them. They do not interfere with the awning function at all. You can unpin them, then run the awning out, run the awning out, then unpin and scope them down, etc etc. It's hard to explain the geometry, or engineering in the set up, but I can assure you, it works, and works well. The awning you see in the picture, which has had the poles installed since new, has been in 30 kt plus winds, rain, etc, and you see what it still looks like. No worries. So, here's the pictures:

1) This is the upper bracket with pole in stored position. On a dometic, it utilizes the bolt that secures the roller assembly to secure the bracket, then you can drill the second hole to better secure if you like. You can bolt what ever pole you like to this bracket. You can also see the tab with the hole, which is where the ratchet strap secures to.
2) More of the upper bracket. Telescoping pole in stored position.
3) Lower bracket with pole in stored position.
4) Lower bracket by itself. This small bracket is installed by drilling 2 holes and pop riveting it to the awning arm.
5) And, this is the whole contraption in use today, 20 kt winds plus. Solid as can be.
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Old 03-23-2016, 10:01 PM   #56
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So, here's what the guy supplies and the cost:
Awning Pole Bracket Kit:
-(2) SS Upper Pole Attaching Brackets
-(2) SS Pole Pivot Bolts & SS Nyloc Nuts
-(2) Hitch Pins
-(2) Lower Stow Brackets
-(4) Pop Rivets (For Lower Brackets)
-(2) 1/4" x 3/4" SS Bolts & SS Nyloc Nuts for Optional Bolts for The Upper Brackets
-Instructions and Pole Dwg Sketch


He sells this kits for $85 which includes USPS Priority Mail Shipping to your door. He accepts PayPal only.


Now, if I wanted enough of them, or requested enough of them, I can get them cheaper. I can also get them a lot cheaper if you take out the rivets and bolts.


Note, the ones in the pictures I posted have been painted. They ship raw aluminum, but still look really great.


If anybody is interested, send me a PM. I get nothing out of this. I'm just passing along information. If for some reason you are close enough to Pine Prairie, LA or Florien, LA, give me a shout. I have a brand new set in the box I'd be willing to try on a Carefree awning.
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Old 03-25-2016, 09:16 AM   #57
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Whenever I get my rig back I will look at the carefree awning and see if this will work on that. My TT had the one in your pic and for anyone having that type I would buy those brackets in a heartbeat. Anyone with the carefree longitude please look and see if will fit and post

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Old 04-28-2016, 07:13 AM   #58
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Just seeing this thread.. The awning on my new 2016 jayflight doesn't look to sturdy.
I destroyed an awning last year on my 2005 sunnybrook. I went out for a wedding rehearsal dinner not knowing it was going to dump 3" rain in a couple hours. As I got back to my camper I noticed it was dark and thought to myself, I thought I left the exterior lights on. Once I pulled up I couldn't believe what I was seeing. The awning was destroyed. Tube bent, fabric ripped. I was sick. I'll never do that again. It will always be rolled up, even if I have to run down the street to the store.
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The brackets for the dometic will not fit on the carefree. I am making a support bracket out of a 2x6 cut in to fit the counties of the roller. This will than be connected to that good adjustable pole sold in Home Depot. This way I can keep the awnings angled for rain water and tied down tight against the poles. The carefree support arms are to flimsy for a bracket and under the roller is the best solution. Anyone with the dometic should get the set up u use.
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Old 04-28-2016, 03:44 PM   #60
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Just a word on Jayco warranty. Components are covered by the component manufacturer not Jayco. My awning is Dometic. LED light strip became wavy. Dometic replaced it and said it wouldn't happen again as the changed the material. Well it happened again, still under warranty. Dometic's position: they will only pay for it once so I had to eat the charge.
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