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Identify your Dometic Awning Model

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Dometic Historical Branding

Dometic have been suppling RV Awnings to the Australian Caravan Industry for many years now. In that time there has been a few key models of Roll-Out awnings. As the company has evolved the awnings have been branded under a variety of names

  • Electrolux A&E
  • Dometic A&E
  • Dometic SunChaser

    Regardless of the branding the original core range included the following models: 8300, 8500 & 9000. In recent years the 9000 model was made obsolete, and a universal hardware kit was introduced to cover all 3 models. In late 2020 Dometic introduced the 8700 Awning, the new model replaces both the 8300 and 8500 condensing the Dometic awning range further and enabling the streamlining of components to suit the current (8700) and previous models of A&E Roll Out Awnings (8300, 8500 and 9000)

    Dometic 8700 Awning

    While the choice of fabric colours profiles has been reduced to black to white or white to black, the mounting hardware options has stayed the same.

    Dometic 8700 Awning Colour Profiles
    Choice of White or Black When Awning is Stowed Against the Caravan

    There are 3 sizes of 8700 awning hardware available and they can be used with your existing awning barrels if required. Matching the earlier versions they are based on the amount of space/height your trailer has available to mount the hardware. It is recommended to install the largest unit that will fit on your RV.

    How to Determine the Correct Awning Hardware Size
    How to Determine the Correct Awning Hardware Size

  • Ultra Short: Requires a minimum wall height of 1475mm
  • Standard (Previously know as short): Requires a minimum wall height of 1620mm
  • Tall: Requires a minimum wall height of 1925mm

    If you are looking to replace some or all your existing arms or rafters you can determine your current hardware size by measuring your Main Arm and matching to one of the following sizes:

  • Ultra Short Main Arm Length: 1350mm
  • Short/Standard Main Arm Length: 1550mm
  • Tall Main Arm Length: 1855mm

    The one known limitation of the new range is if you have an 8300 awning and are hoping to replace a Torsion / Spring Assembly. Due to the mounting style (Top Caps) on the 8700 Torsion Springs repairing an 8300 awning roller may be considered uneconomical. This is because both sides require matching springs (ie 8700) to function, in this case a complete awning roller may be a more suitable solution. If you are repairing an 8500 or 9000 awning the springs can be replaced independently with the 8700 version.

    If you are looking for spare parts for your Dometic awning, it is important to first identify which model you have. Here we will show you the differences between the 3 earlier models of Dometic Roll Out Awning - 8300, 8500 & 9000.

    How to Identify your Dometic Awning Model
    Differences between Dometic Awning Rollers

    Dometic 8300 Awnings

    The easiest way to correctly identify your Dometic Awning model is to look at the roller end caps. The Dometic 8300 Awnings have a hollow roller shaft with an outside diameter of 18.5mm.

    Dometic 8300 Awnings - Hollow Roller Shaft
    Identifing Dometic Awning Model by Roller Shaft - 8300
    Spare Parts Diagram - Dometic A&E 8300 Awning Arms

    Spare Parts Diagram - Dometic A&E 8300 Awning Arms

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    Dometic 8500 Awnings

    Unlike the 8300, the roller shaft for Dometic 8500 Awnings is solid and has a smaller diameter of 10mm. The 8500 also has the cap that holds the roller onto the top of the arms attached to the roller shaft.

    Dometic 8500 Awnings - Solid Roller Shaft & Attached Cap
    Identifing Dometic Awning Model by Roller Shaft - 8500
    Spare Parts Diagram - Dometic A&E 8500 / 9000 Awning Arms

    Spare Parts Diagram - Dometic A&E 8500 / 9000 Awning Arms

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    Dometic 9000 Awnings

    Dometic 9000 Awnings have the same solid roller shaft and attached cap as the 8500 model. The 9000 however has aluminium sections on the first part of the canopy to protect it from the sun when rolled up.

    Dometic 9000 Awnings - Solid Roller Shaft & Attached Cap
    Identifing Dometic Awning Model by Roller Shaft - 9000

    Dometic 9000 Awnings - Aluminium Sections Protect Awning when Rolled up
    Dometic 9000 Awning - aluminium sections protect awning when rolled up
    Spare Parts Diagram - Dometic A&E 8500 / 9000 Awning Arms

    Spare Parts Diagram - Dometic A&E 8500 / 9000 Awning Arms

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    Identifying Dometic Awning from Model Number

    You can also use the Model number of your awning to identify if it is an 8300 or 8500. Examples of model numbers are shown below, with the model and length highlighted.

    Identify Dometic 8300 Awning by Model Number
    Number Shows Dometic Model & Length
    Identify Dometic 8500 Awning by Model Number
    Number Shows Dometic Model & Length

    How to Correctly Measure your Awning

    For Dometic rollout awnings do not measure the vinyl. This is true for new awnings and for the replacement vinyl. You need to measure from the centre of the arm to the centre of the arm. See the image below

    Where to measure your awning

    Do NOT measure the fabric

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  • 24 Comments

    • comment-avatar

      Bill

      The information is very helpful

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      Helen

      Can I put a 12x10 foot awning on if the original is only 12x8

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      Ian speakman

      Do you have part number,730377002.slider for support arm domestic A E awning please paramount classic 2008.

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      kel brookman

      do you have part number (gear)0900086 for prostor wind up awning. or any idea where I can get it

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      manuel Cachia

      Thanks, This has been very helpful.

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      John Korn

      We have a Domestic 8300 awning on our Windsor genesis van which needs replacing. The length of the barrel is 4750mm - not including the external shafts. Please quote for barrel and awning complete and just for a new awning. Regards, John Korn

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      David

      Hi - We have the 15 ft domestic awning on our 31 for motorhome.. I’m looking for the additional extension struts to make the awning more rigid. Can you point me in the right direction please? Thanks David

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      Brad

      We have 8300 awning,I am trying to buy the roll out-roll in lever but can’t find it anywhere.Can you point me in the right direction please.Much appreciated.Brad

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      John

      Iam after a dometic power replacement fabric 16 ft.

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      Ray

      i have rubbed the awning against a tree trunk and it is bent it's an AE manual model and the length as per above measuring method I'd 5475 CM could you give me a quote to replace the roller including fabric as it has some scuffing damage I Am looking at an insurance claim

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      Laura - CaravansPlus

      Hi Ray, 5475mm converts to 18ft - unfortunately we can only provide awnings up to 16ft length.

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      Annette

      Hello, I was given an A&E systems by Dometic model #930042.000 but they didn't have a manual so I have no idea how to put it together, install it or open it! C

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      John

      between arm centres my awning is 10'10'' i need the fabric only can you help

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      Barbara

      Between arms our awning is 10 feet what sizs fabric would i need

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      Terry & Deb

      We have an AW 300 manual awning. The left hand end cap on the roller has split. The internal rod has snapped at that end, across the hole in it. Although it is quite old, it is in good condition except for the aforementioned troubles. Sourcing spare parts seems impossible. Any ideas?

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      CHRISTINE

      Trying to identify replacement fabric for SKU 9108846452 Serial no. 83095525 Mfg 8483004.402B MFG/PNG 958639709

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      CHRISTINE

      Trying to identify replacement fabric for SKU 9108846452 Serial no. 83095525 Mfg 8483004.402B MFG/PNG 958639709

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      frank

      do you sell a new style geared box at ends of roller that is hand crank controlled, that fits all dometic a&e arms

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      Graham

      Hi I have a dometic awning on my van it is marked as a 8500 and it is 23.9 & 1/2 inches centre of post to centre of post do you have a replacement awning fabric with cylinder this awning has a metal edge where it attaches to the side of the van which covers the awning when rolled up . i am interested in perchasing this artical please inform me of the avalability. Thank you Graham 0416 288 395

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      Kathy

      Can I replace an 8500 with a 9000

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      kathy

      Where is the model number located

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      Terry

      What awning and fittings are required for a 2014 VW Crafter motorhome.

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      John

      I’m looking for a replacement awning motor, I thinks awning is a 9100 series, number on motor is 3311881 it looks similar to the one on your parts list with the number 3310423 Thanks John

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      Geoff

      good morning after a domestic 8500 awning roller shaft if that is available can not find them on the parts list

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