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Old 05-29-2019, 05:23 PM   #1
Brand: Crossroads
State: Missouri
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Question Best replacement awning brand??

The awning on our 2011 Crossroads Zinger has seen better days. It's looking pretty rough, and needs to be replaced. It's the standard Dometic/A&E Sunchaser awning that lots of campers have.

As far as replacement awning material goes....what are my options? I haven't been able to find any OEM type replacement (Dometic), but I've found a few brands on Amazon that look ok (Sunwave, ShadePRO)....but reviews are all over the place.

What's a good brand to go with when I buy a replacement awning??


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Old 05-29-2019, 07:02 PM   #2
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Old 05-30-2019, 12:36 PM   #3
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I would like to know too!
Ours is getting like, see through, on the section always exposed to the sunlight even while rolled up.

So maybe somebody will throw suggestions, or what they have done.

Is this something that should be left to the professionals?
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Old 05-31-2019, 01:16 AM   #4
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My 2006 original Dometic lasted until 2015. Went with a low cost no name brand. Work well but for only three years before it tore last year. Replaced with a Carefree. Cost 2.5X more than the no name but a bit less than OEM. I'm hoping it lasts three times longer.

Removing is pretty easy while installing is a bit more complicated but within reasonable limits of the average DIY RV owner and two helpers. Several YouTube videos on how to make it happen.
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