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Old 05-24-2012, 06:31 AM   #1
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Awning replacement

we are newbies, & need to replace our awning. Is it a difficult job? Looking at it, we don't see how you get it started on the top roller. It looks as though the end is rivited? We have a manual awning about 15 feet wide

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If you have never done one I would suggest you visit the mfg web site. They provide instructions for repairs. There are large springs involved and you can get hurt. Good luck with the replacement.

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I replaced my "Carefree of Colorado" a few years back. The rivets need to be drilled out and replaced with pop rivets when it goes back together. Good advice on research, and the mfg. should have enough to get you started. The torsion springs should be treated with respect, as there is a lot of energy stored in them when they are wound up. The springs are untainted steel, and should be checked if you remove them, as they are not in a dry place. The awning can be replaced without removing the spring.
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If you have never done one I would suggest you visit the mfg web site. They provide instructions for repairs. There are large springs involved and you can get hurt. Good luck with the replacement.
X3. My Colorado awning manual has complete instructions on how to replace the fabric.
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:54 PM   #5
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We replaced ours a couple of weeks ago. Took a couple of hours (redid torsion springs backwards) and 3 people. Do treat the springs with respect. You could get hurt. Go online and google awning replacement instructions and you should be OK. Saved a couple of hundred bucks by doing it myself. Wouldn't hesitate to do it again.
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