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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:47 pm    Post subject: Re: How Many Still Have the A&E TransAwn 2000 Awning? Reply with quote

http://www.eezi-awn.co.za/eeziawn/awnings.html

The Series 2000 look familiar? SAME AWNING.

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It's my belief Eezi Awn is just a reciprocal of the A&E brand.

http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/attachment.p...mp;thumb=1

Here's a pic of the Eezi Awn logo that's on the plastic end caps of their awning. It's basically identical to the A&E logo on my stock caps. Looks like they just flipped the mold plate.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:12 pm    Post subject: Re: How Many Still Have the A&E TransAwn 2000 Awning? Reply with quote

https://www.e-carefree.com/ecarefree30/ExplodedPartsViewController?productId=79

possible help from another awning brand, Carefree of Colorado. See item 6

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My parents have one of their awnings on a camper so I'll test my Transawn foot with their FreedomIII bracket next time I'm down there
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:23 am    Post subject: Re: How Many Still Have the A&E TransAwn 2000 Awning? Reply with quote

Ordered gutter mounting kit from Eezi Awn in Australia, cheaper than dometic even with shipping halfway around the globe. Also ordered new pvc end caps (all 4) and caps plus gutter kit was still cheaper than just brackets from Dometic/Adventure RV/etc. The foot-holding body-mounted brackets are not used/made/available from Eezi Awn.

Anybody got a close-up pic of the Dometic foot brackets?

EDIT: found some

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Might just whip up some of these and install with VHB instead of drilling holes

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BUT I'd use these spring-loaded, internal retainers instead of that clumsy pin-and-clip that I can imagine leading to paint scratches galore

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:53 am    Post subject: Re: How Many Still Have the A&E TransAwn 2000 Awning? Reply with quote

I just picked one of these up on the weekend for my Whitestar. I found it while looking at cheap tent trailers.

Looks to need a good cleaning and the latches are rusty. I was happy to pay $100 CDN for it. I'll make my own gutter mounts to attach it to the van. Thanks for the links to find the latches. $20 a pair is fine by me.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:49 pm    Post subject: Re: How Many Still Have the A&E TransAwn 2000 Awning? Reply with quote

Bought an Eezi Awn 2000, does anyone know where to buy mounting brackets + pressure clamps? (Europe preferred).
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:54 pm    Post subject: Re: How Many Still Have the A&E TransAwn 2000 Awning? Reply with quote

Just found us distributor.

https://www.equipt1.com/products/series-2000-awning
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:01 pm    Post subject: Re: How Many Still Have the A&E TransAwn 2000 Awning? Reply with quote

For those buying an old Trans-Awn or a new Eezi-Awn, you can use Fiamma mounting brackets:

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I ditched the small 30-year-old Dometic brackets a couple weeks ago and installed the beefier Fiamma brackets (ARB brackets would probably work as well, but RMW didn't have any in stock when I was browsing). The original case holes were re-used, but an additional hole was added for each bracket. The awning is now sturdier and sits higher eliminating this problem: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=706841 . Added bonus: The accessory track on the case can now be used for... accessories! Very Happy

If you go this route: You'll be using only two brackets. Adding a third at the C-pillar will be impossible without making modifications. There's a lengthwise curve to the vans, which makes it difficult to utilize a third/center bracket without adding a ton of torque/outward force to the front bracket and, thus, damaging the gutter (I hypothesize that that's the reason for the minor gutter damage on my van since the awning was mounted using 3 Dometic brackets).
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:25 pm    Post subject: Re: How Many Still Have the A&E TransAwn 2000 Awning? Reply with quote

mwilliamshs wrote:
https://www.e-carefree.com/ecarefree30/ExplodedPartsViewController?productId=79

possible help from another awning brand, Carefree of Colorado. See item 6

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My parents have one of their awnings on a camper so I'll test my Transawn foot with their FreedomIII bracket next time I'm down there



Any luck with these? Or anyone else come up with a solution for the bottom bracket?
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