Fitting an conopy (1 Viewer)

agumdoo

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I am hoping to pick up my new Chausson 530 in a couple of weeks. My wife wants a canopy, if I fit one myself for a fraction of the dealers quote would this cause warranty issues?
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mike mcglynn

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Hi, If you mean the wind out awning I would wait and have it fitted at one of the many shows usually for free .They are a heavy item to fit on your own and need to be properly fitted with regard to internal fittings and cabling which may be an issue.
 
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yes, fitting one yourself will affect your warranty as it means drilling holes through the walls
 
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Easy to fit if you have the experience, the strength of three men and can be in two places at once.
As Mike's post above, buy at a show and have fitted there.
It SHOULD only affect warranty as far as damp and stress problems at the actual fitting points.
IE: if it leaks at the bolt holes don't go running to the dealer
 
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I have moved the one we have on the Laika. It fits onto a rail on the roof using special brackets. Undoing the brackets and trying to move it was HEAVY work. If you decide to do it you will need some form of framework to stand on and more than one person.These Awnings are not that light. You also need to know where the fixing brackets need to be located. The walls are usually made of thin alloy, some sort of foam sandwich filling and thin plywood on the inside. The bracket positions will have been decided by the manufacturer and they will have put strengthening in the wall or on top to accommodate the brackets. If you put a bracket in the wrong place you could do considerable damage. You may also find that the Manufacturer may not be happy with a claim for a damp wall if you didn't fit it correctly.

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