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Recommended Replacement For A Dometic CareFree Latitude Awning On A 2017 Thor Windsport 34 P

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Hi I have a 2017 Thor Windsport 34 P. I want to replace the awning as the one on it is junk. Carfree Latitude. # GW216006EBRBMP. I have the diagram of the side. What is your recommendation. Solera 12V XL Power RV Awning - 21 Wide - Extra-Long 98 Projection - White Fade Item # LCV000335015-362241

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You can definitely replace your Dometic CareFree awning with the Solera 12V XL Power RV Awning # LCV000335015-362241. You'll just want to ensure the length is correct to replace your current awning since the arms are a bit different between the two awnings.

Solera awnings have vertical arms that will mount to the wall of your motorhome. The # LCV000335015-362241 has 78" long arm brackets so you'll need to ensure that these won't get in the way of anything else (windows, door handles, etc.). This awning is 21' in length but you'll need to figure an additional 3-5 inches on each side since the 21' measurement is from the middle of the arm brackets (pictured below).

With this specific awning you'll also need an extrusion rail like # LC715216 to mount the fabric to the wall of your motorhome, if yours does not already have one. I also recommend getting some butyl tape # AL72FJ to help prevent any leaks from the mounting screws.

If you can give me a specific measurement then I can find the correct awning to match that length for you.

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Thanks for the info. I have found that my awning is an 18ft. What about the battery operated awning that you have.?

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For a battery powered 18' awning you would need the Solera 18V Power RV Awning - White Fade # LC730510 or # LC729505 for Black Fade.

These awnings have a battery operation which means no need to wire into your RV, no pull on RV power, and no complicated install. The rechargeable battery operates 22-25 times between charges and comes with a 110V charge kit included.

Since you'll be making holes in the side of your motorhome to mount this awning I recommend also getting some butyl tape # AL72FJ to help prevent any leaks.

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