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Carmen Vasquez

I have a spring and summer market booth at our local Farmers’ Market. I wanted something I could set up easily to keep the sun off my produce and me. The low cost of the Asian made Aleko retractable awning made it the best choice for me. The reviews sounded ok. I picked the multi stripe red fabric to add a more modern zing to my booth. I mounted the 12’x10’ model on the side of my cube van and manually crank it open when needed. It not only shades the produce but also helps keep the truck cool too. Unfortunately, the fabric & frame have already faded and discolored after being up for about 2 1/2 months and the awning doesn’t travel well, so I’ll have to make a cover for it for next year if it survives this year. My advice it to stay clear and don’t buy Aleko