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Dometic 8500 Patio Awnings

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America’s favorite RV Awning is now better than ever!

Redesigned manual-operation patio awning now offers beautiful, contemporary hardware styling and features usually found on costlier automatic or semi-automatic awnings. New piston-action automatic rain dump drains pooling water before it damages fabric. Rugged construction, beautiful fabrics, ease of operation and affordability combine to make the 8500 the best manual awning in the world. The Universal Plus hardware, the industry's best, gives this awning all you need to enjoy the great outdoors.
  • Automatic rain shed feature allows convenient, hassle-free operation
  • Easy set-up with patented PermaLoop pull strap
  • Self-locking lift handles ensure easy operation
  • Anti-slack rafter pivot eliminates the need for re-tensioning

  • Technical Specs

    Tech Specs

    Weight: 59.2 lbs.

    Manufacturer: Dometic Corp

    Tech Notes:

  • Awning type - Patio
  • Power or Manual - Manual
  • Weight. (lbs.) 65-135
  • Available lengths (Feet) 8' - 25'

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    Dometic 8500 Patio Awnings: Customer Reviews

    Camper's Choice Rating

    (4 Based on 12 Reviews) Add A Review

    Reviewed by 12 customers


    Nice awning

    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
    March 02, 2014
    This was a new install. I ordered the hardware kit and awning, however I did not know that the drip rail did not come with the install package. Had to buy it locally $75 extra.
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    Customer in IL

    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
    September 09, 2012
    Very happy with this awning. Went together easier then I thought it would. Three people to install on the rail is ideal. Make sure to level out the arms
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    Excellent Value

    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
    June 12, 2012
    I purchased this awning, along with all the hardware to replace an OE awning I lost in a thunderstorm. I placed the order after doing a lot of research locally to see what it would cost to have one installed. Estimates ran from $1,300 to $1,700. First of all everything arrived at my house in less than a week. Installation instructions were very thorough and everything went together without a hitch. Even though it was a replacement, I don't think it would have been much different if it was a new installation. One thing you may want to buy is a tool that straightens the awning rail. Basically it is a pin with a loop attached you tap through the rail to straighten out any kinks. Then clean the inside of your rail, dry it and sparingly apply some silicone. Feeding the awning into the rail is a 3 man job. DONT ATTEMPT IT WITH LESS! I wouldn't try doing this on a windy day either. The tension is set at the factory and is a bit tight so be ready for a hefty tug when you roll it up for the first time.
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    No installation instructions?

    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
    October 20, 2010
    Spend a $1000 for a new awning and hardware and you would expect to get installation instructions with your new awning and hardware. It's not Camping World's fault it was drop shipped from Dometic. Do youself a favor and call Dometic and ask for a copy of the installation instruction to be emailed to you just in case. As for the awning itself, I'll let you know if there are any problems down the line but so far I like what I see.
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    Very Good Awning

    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
    July 09, 2009
    Had ours installed @ camping world after the wind took our old one...Great awning - the automatic dump feature is great. The arms are a little more light weight than older models, but still a great awning.
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    Nice Awning, Price but Installation Wisdom!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
    August 26, 2008
    Love the Awning. It arrived with in a week! It took myself and a friend and a ladder but...with the awning assembled on the ground with the latch in Role Down remove the cotter pins that hold the springs! If you twist the arms at all the cotter pins can get locked up then its a pain to pull them out. It also helps to read the instructions but I'm a guy and I haven't read instructions since High School! Hope this helps
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    8500 Plus works great! Looks Great!

    84 out of 108 people found this review helpful.
    May 14, 2008
    Had a bad storm and got damage to my Sunchaser Awning and replaced it with the 8500 plus and it was easy to install (two people). Insurance paid to replace. I have had it out twice in the rain since and it works as good as they say! It's lighter weight and easier to put out and in that the other. If you want a awning this will work. Colors are very nice and on the top and bottom. Ordered it from CW and had it in two days. Very happy camper now!
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    176 out of 286 people found this review helpful.
    February 03, 2008
    Ordered online and received in just over one week....Installed in less than 2 hours with the help of my wife and 15 year old daughter.... Seems to be very good quality and I look forward to seeing how it stands the test of time and use.
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    Simple installation

    503 out of 812 people found this review helpful.
    August 30, 2007
    Took less than 1 1/2 hrs to install with 2 people. 20 footer and support system. Saved over $350 by ordering off of the web site and installing myself.
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    great awning

    552 out of 969 people found this review helpful.
    April 20, 2007
    The awning itself is great but I never received the vinyl weathershield that goes on top!!!!
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    Great Awning

    581 out of 1055 people found this review helpful.
    April 14, 2007
    Today we installed our new awning from Camping World. This was a replacement awning, and installed very easily. One person who was helping even said, "This is too easy, something must be wrong!" The awning is beautiful and operates easily. We are very impressed with the rain-dumping feature.
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    quality, but be advised

    692 out of 1172 people found this review helpful.
    February 24, 2007
    I was impressed by the quality of all the components; but be advised: hardware was missing. The kit calls for a drip rail that the tarp attaches to, to be existing on the vehicle. I have no way to attach my new awnings as of yet.
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