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Awning Purchase. Fiamma, Horizon Or???

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#1 Dutchman

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 05:17 PM

Things happen.  My (2003) Horizon awning has bit the dust and I plan to order a new awning.  Deciding between Fiamma and Horizon.  I'm looking for feedback from either one.  Whichever one seems to be more durable.  Appreciate any info.
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#2 clover

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 04:56 AM

I think they are one in the same, just a different "badge" (logo) Fiamma/Horizon/Dometic

 

Some folks have indicated Carefree might be a better quality choice and easier to get parts since it is American made. 


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#3 Hot Toddy

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 07:29 AM

I have always been pleased with my factory installed Fiamma. I do like the looks and functionality of the Carefree Awnings, but don't be scared off by sticker shock. I just configured a replacement awning for fun and it appears to have a 2X factor. I have seen them deployed from trailers in pretty windy conditions without issue, so I suspect they are stout!

 

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#4 tractors1

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 11:17 AM

Carefree does make sturdy awnings. The design also allows use of awning "anti-flap clamps" to secure the awning fabric to horizontal support arms to reduce the noise factor.

 

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#5 Zimm

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 08:32 AM

I was lucky enough to buy a used 2017 Fiamma F45S awning from a member here on the forum.  Their nearly new casita was a casualty of hurricane irma, but the awning didn't get flooded out.  It fit exactly in place of the old one.  Even the 3 screw holes were in the same place.

 

The newer F45S has a slimmer housing, metal end caps, and the hardware is different- especially the "knuckles" where the legs swing down.



#6 Christian Dakoona

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 08:25 AM

You can get a nice crank operated sun awning 8'x8' at Sam's Club or Costco in store for $70.00. Paint the case Krilon white, add two poles to keep it horizontal above your chair & table.