Awning suggestions!

Submitted: Sunday, Sep 16, 2018 at 15:05
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Hi there,
we currently have an Aussie Traveller awning which we want to replace. Any suggestions as to which is the best out there? Easy to use/heavy duty etc.
Any help appreciated.
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Reply By: Maximus - Sunday, Sep 16, 2018 at 16:20

Sunday, Sep 16, 2018 at 16:20
When we ordered our second BT last year, to the horror of BT we stuck with a pullout.
Electric is great at times but one has to be careful if wind comes up. The arms hang down and can get in the road and you need to attach anti flap bars which are a nuisance as well as possible awning rafters. We don't carry a ladder but any high extension work that has to be done kills my buggered back. Just find the pullout so easy to use. We are up to speed with all the other new additions, but just not this one.
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Reply By: Margie W - Sunday, Sep 16, 2018 at 18:41

Sunday, Sep 16, 2018 at 18:41
Thanks so much we're thinking pull out too....cheers
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Reply By: Brutus - Sunday, Sep 16, 2018 at 20:20

Sunday, Sep 16, 2018 at 20:20
After sixteen years of the Aussie Traveller I just love the speed & versatility of the A& E Power Awning.


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Follow Up By: Ricky M - Monday, Sep 17, 2018 at 18:41

Monday, Sep 17, 2018 at 18:41
I second that, i would never go back to the old manual ones. Because it’s so effortless i use it far more often, For 30 minutes of shade before the sun goes down, even during quick lunch stops, I would never have put out the manual one for these short stints. It takes literally 10 seconds of holding your finger on a button.

BUT I know that we all use them in different ways so its not necessarily the right solution for everyone, if you stay in one spot for multiple days and need the awning out even when the weather turns less favourable or you use the sides to make it an enclosed area then it’s probably not the right option.
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Reply By: NIK `N` OFF - Monday, Sep 17, 2018 at 20:12

Monday, Sep 17, 2018 at 20:12
Margie I presume you have the AT Coolibah wind out awning, we changed ours early to a AT Sunburst roll out and been very pleased with it. Recently had another Sunburst Roll out fitted by Aussie Traveller.

I’ve had no experience with the electric awnings, they are popular, I’m happy with what I have and know it’s simple and works.
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Reply By: Laarby - Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 10:18

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 10:18
We are very happy with the electric A&E awning, wouldn’t go back to AT Sunburst awning. We have had this and after a wile the tracks are wearing on the paintwork and it gets heavier to slide them out. Indeed when it gets windy you have to put the anti flap kit up earlier then with the AT Sunburst awning. But that’s not a real issue.
No association with Sunbuster, but their anti flap kit is IMO better, simpler and lighter then the AT, with this anti flap kit and the A&E awning does the job for us.
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Reply By: Rick V - Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 10:56

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 10:56
We have had two BT's, both with electric awnings. I think the manual one is better but a lot less convenient. Depends how much you use it; we always go for shade if possible so often don't use the awning for weeks at a time. Talk to BT about securing them down with ropes etc.
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