Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
TheSamba.com
 
How Many Still Have the A&E TransAwn 2000 Awning?
Page: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Forum Index -> Vanagon Share: Facebook Twitter
Reply to topic
Print View
Quick sort: Show newest posts on top | Show oldest posts on top View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
kamzcab86
Samba Moderator


Joined: July 26, 2008
Posts: 6698
Location: Arizona
kamzcab86 is offline 

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:

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


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).
_________________
~Kamz Anxious
1986 Cabriolet: www.Cabby-Info.com
Blue Vanagon 1990 Vanagon Westfalia: Old Blue's Blog
2016 Golf GTI S
"I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction; the world will have a generation of idiots." ~Albert Einstein
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
rmcd
Samba Member


Joined: October 29, 2010
Posts: 1071
Location: PNW - its a dry rain.
rmcd is offline 

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
_________________
Syncro panel van camper build
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=575458&highlight=
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
sake
Samba Member


Joined: June 23, 2016
Posts: 2

sake is offline 

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).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
uncommonvw
Samba Member


Joined: July 12, 2004
Posts: 230
Location: Jordan, ON Canada
uncommonvw is offline 

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.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
mwilliamshs
Samba Member


Joined: November 02, 2014
Posts: 5
Location: Arkansas
mwilliamshs is offline 

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

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.



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

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


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

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
mwilliamshs
Samba Member


Joined: November 02, 2014
Posts: 5
Location: Arkansas
mwilliamshs is offline 

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

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


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
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
mwilliamshs
Samba Member


Joined: November 02, 2014
Posts: 5
Location: Arkansas
mwilliamshs is offline 

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.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


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.


Last edited by mwilliamshs on Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:54 am; edited 8 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
mwilliamshs
Samba Member


Joined: November 02, 2014
Posts: 5
Location: Arkansas
mwilliamshs is offline 

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

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
does this look right?


Last edited by mwilliamshs on Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:02 pm; edited 3 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
kamzcab86
Samba Moderator


Joined: July 26, 2008
Posts: 6698
Location: Arizona
kamzcab86 is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Pole Brackets. Reply with quote

mwilliamshs wrote:
metropoj wrote:
...I am curious if anyone has or made any of the vehicle brackets for the extension poles to clip in to, rather than stake them into the ground.


Ditto! Anyone?


I have them on my van. I'll post of photos of them later. AFAIK, those little brackets aren't available anywhere, so they'll have to be reproduced. Or, it's possible the Fiamma version might work:

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Think
_________________
~Kamz Anxious
1986 Cabriolet: www.Cabby-Info.com
Blue Vanagon 1990 Vanagon Westfalia: Old Blue's Blog
2016 Golf GTI S
"I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction; the world will have a generation of idiots." ~Albert Einstein
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
mwilliamshs
Samba Member


Joined: November 02, 2014
Posts: 5
Location: Arkansas
mwilliamshs is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Pole Brackets. Reply with quote

metropoj wrote:
...I am curious if anyone has or made any of the vehicle brackets for the extension poles to clip in to, rather than stake them into the ground.

Or even better, if you don't use yours or want them or know where I can source some, I would entertain a purchase for them.

I'd rather the poles attach to the van than staked in the the ground for certain circumstances.


Ditto! Anyone? Just heard back from Dometic and the bracket in question, Part 830106, has been obsolete since 12/2/97. Sad

I get a hold of this though...https://www.scamptrailers.com/images/pdfs/Dometic_Catalina_2500_PartsList.pdf

and this https://vanagonwestfaliaparts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/dometicsubstitutions.pdf


Last edited by mwilliamshs on Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:20 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
Jake de Villiers
Samba Member


Joined: October 24, 2007
Posts: 5064
Location: Crescent Beach, BC
Jake de Villiers is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vw4life wrote:
These polish up pretty nice

[pix]


Oh, I like that! Smile
_________________
'84 Vanagon GL 1.9 WBX
'86 Westy Weekender Poptop/2.5 Subaru/5 Speed Posi/Audi Front Brakes/16 x 7 Mercedes Wheels - answers to 'Dixie'
http://sites.google.com/site/subyjake/mydixiedarlin%27
www.crescentbeachguitar.com
www.thebassspa.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Instagram Gallery Classifieds Feedback
vw4life
Samba Member


Joined: May 22, 2005
Posts: 142

vw4life is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These polish up pretty nice

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Jake de Villiers
Samba Member


Joined: October 24, 2007
Posts: 5064
Location: Crescent Beach, BC
Jake de Villiers is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kamzcab86 wrote:
Jake de Villiers wrote:
Hunh. My awning doesn't interfere with the slider at all.

Mine was installed with the 45 brackets rather than the 90 brackets


That would do it!
_________________
'84 Vanagon GL 1.9 WBX
'86 Westy Weekender Poptop/2.5 Subaru/5 Speed Posi/Audi Front Brakes/16 x 7 Mercedes Wheels - answers to 'Dixie'
http://sites.google.com/site/subyjake/mydixiedarlin%27
www.crescentbeachguitar.com
www.thebassspa.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Instagram Gallery Classifieds Feedback
kamzcab86
Samba Moderator


Joined: July 26, 2008
Posts: 6698
Location: Arizona
kamzcab86 is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jake de Villiers wrote:
Hunh. My awning doesn't interfere with the slider at all.


There's a handful of TA's that will rub the door, for whatever reason (I've been contacted by a few owners with the same issue). Mine was installed with the 45 brackets rather than the 90 brackets; even shimmed with thick felt pads to tilt the case back a bit doesn't help. Second owners, way back in 2001, drilled the holes for their own "hold-up" method. The new chains install in seconds as the case is opened so it's not that big of a deal; in fact, they're faster than the straps.
_________________
~Kamz Anxious
1986 Cabriolet: www.Cabby-Info.com
Blue Vanagon 1990 Vanagon Westfalia: Old Blue's Blog
2016 Golf GTI S
"I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction; the world will have a generation of idiots." ~Albert Einstein
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
rcook52459
Samba Member


Joined: August 24, 2011
Posts: 491
Location: PORTLAND ORE
rcook52459 is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do have oem mounts.such a simple idea it just never occurred to me. going to go fix it right now. thank you.
_________________
85 westy tiico conversion.auto trans triumph TR250 1980 Suzuki GS1000l
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
Jake de Villiers
Samba Member


Joined: October 24, 2007
Posts: 5064
Location: Crescent Beach, BC
Jake de Villiers is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rcook52459 wrote:
great idea.mine just barely touches the door


If you have the OEM TransAwn mounts, a couple of washers between the faces in the front raises the gutter quite a bit.
_________________
'84 Vanagon GL 1.9 WBX
'86 Westy Weekender Poptop/2.5 Subaru/5 Speed Posi/Audi Front Brakes/16 x 7 Mercedes Wheels - answers to 'Dixie'
http://sites.google.com/site/subyjake/mydixiedarlin%27
www.crescentbeachguitar.com
www.thebassspa.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Instagram Gallery Classifieds Feedback
rcook52459
Samba Member


Joined: August 24, 2011
Posts: 491
Location: PORTLAND ORE
rcook52459 is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

great idea.mine just barely touches the door
_________________
85 westy tiico conversion.auto trans triumph TR250 1980 Suzuki GS1000l
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
Jake de Villiers
Samba Member


Joined: October 24, 2007
Posts: 5064
Location: Crescent Beach, BC
Jake de Villiers is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kamzcab86 wrote:
FWIW, I no longer use the cam straps when deployed to keep the tray off the doors (straps are getting worn and not holding well):

[strap pic]

I had chain left over from another project, so made one of these for each end (2nd owners had conveniently drilled small holes at each end of the case tray for me to use):

[chain pic]

They work splendidly. Cool


Hunh. My awning doesn't interfere with the slider at all.
_________________
'84 Vanagon GL 1.9 WBX
'86 Westy Weekender Poptop/2.5 Subaru/5 Speed Posi/Audi Front Brakes/16 x 7 Mercedes Wheels - answers to 'Dixie'
http://sites.google.com/site/subyjake/mydixiedarlin%27
www.crescentbeachguitar.com
www.thebassspa.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Instagram Gallery Classifieds Feedback
kamzcab86
Samba Moderator


Joined: July 26, 2008
Posts: 6698
Location: Arizona
kamzcab86 is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tilstad wrote:
Perhaps this has been mentioned already, but I believe Transawn became Dometic at some point.


Trans-Awn 2000 is the name of the awning. A&E is the brand, a division of the Dometic Corporation... at least, in 1989 that's the way it was:

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Wink

FWIW, I no longer use the cam straps when deployed to keep the tray off the doors (straps are getting worn and not holding well):

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


I had chain left over from another project, so made one of these for each end (2nd owners had conveniently drilled small holes at each end of the case tray for me to use):

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


They work splendidly. Cool
_________________
~Kamz Anxious
1986 Cabriolet: www.Cabby-Info.com
Blue Vanagon 1990 Vanagon Westfalia: Old Blue's Blog
2016 Golf GTI S
"I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction; the world will have a generation of idiots." ~Albert Einstein
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
tilstad
Samba Member


Joined: December 15, 2010
Posts: 138
Location: Texas
tilstad is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps this has been mentioned already, but I believe Transawn became Dometic at some point. I have bought parts for mine from dometic.

My van is pretty trashed looking on the outside, even the outside of the awning housing, but the awning itself is in perfect shape! Razz
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Forum Index -> Vanagon All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Page: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Page 1 of 5

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2020, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB