Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-20-2015, 08:14 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Red Dawg's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 177
Angry Now I have to remove the awning! Argggg.

While camping this weekend I woke up on Sunday morning to a gaping hole in the awning. Not windy at all. There is a seam that runs the width of the fabric and apparently the threads let go. Probably from dry rot I'm guesssing.

Not looking forward to this job, but I has to be done. I don't think there is any way to re-stitch the seam while it's still on the MH.

Every time I tackle one issue, another one pops up. Oh yeah, almost forgot, the engine is running rough too! Sounds like it's missing on one bank. JOY!
__________________

__________________
Tom & Barb
Jack and Duke (4 leggers)
06 Monaco LaPalma 36DBD
Red Dawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-20-2015, 08:24 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Grey Ghost I's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Georgia
Posts: 587
I would test the fabric to see how strong it is. It may be rotted also. It seems very unusual to me that the seams should be rotted. I have had awnings much older that were still in very good condition.
__________________

__________________
Jerry and Barbara,
2005 Nat Sea Breeze 1321
2010 Honda CR-V toad
Grey Ghost I is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2015, 08:43 AM   #3
Registered User
 
mel s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 8,777
Quote:
Originally Posted by Red Dawg View Post
While camping this weekend I woke up on Sunday morning to a gaping hole in the awning. Not windy at all. There is a seam that runs the width of the fabric and apparently the threads let go. Probably from dry rot I'm guesssing.
Not looking forward to this job, but I has to be done. I don't think there is any way to re-stitch the seam while it's still on the MH.
Every time I tackle one issue, another one pops up. Oh yeah, almost forgot, the engine is running rough too! Sounds like it's missing on one bank. JOY!
Red Dawg
Owning and maintaining a RV often "breaks the bank"!
<GRIN>

Seriously, removing/replacing the awning fabric isn't difficult but it is a 2 or 3 man job.
See: https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q...g+fabric+on+rv
IMO, if the "stitching" has failed you will most likely need to replace the awning fabric.

Mel
'96 Safari, 16' Carefree Fiesta awning
__________________
mel s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2015, 09:11 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Red Dawg's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 177
I really hope the fabric is OK and just some dodgy thread on the seam. Been looking up the acrylic fabric with the alumaguard prices and all I can say is YIKES.

Taking it off is the easy part. Paying for the replacement is another story.
__________________
Tom & Barb
Jack and Duke (4 leggers)
06 Monaco LaPalma 36DBD
Red Dawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2015, 09:20 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
AFChap's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: ...hopefully on the road!
Posts: 4,717
I have stitching disappearing on my window and patio awnings and the fabric appears to be in great shape. Cheap cotton thread is no match for the higher quality fabric.
__________________
Paul (KE5LXU) ...was fulltimin', now parttimin'
'03 Winnebago UA 40e / '05 Honda Odyssey toad
AFChap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2015, 09:25 AM   #6
YC1
Senior Member
 
YC1's Avatar


 
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 5,565
2008 Model RV. Stitching gone too on some. BE VERY CAREFUL when removing the fabric. Watch all the videos and suggestions. There are many threads on this issue. No pun intended. The tightly would spring gear can really wreak havoc on your fingers if not done correctly.
__________________
Myron & Deborah
08 HR Endeavor 40 SKQ
2012 Ford Edge Limited FWD 3.5L
Aluminator tow bar, Demco base plate
YC1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2015, 09:29 AM   #7
YC1
Senior Member
 
YC1's Avatar


 
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 5,565
Post did not seem to make it.


Be very careful removing the fabric. The spring loaded mechanism can really damage your fingers. Watch all the videos you can find. There are several threads on this issue that should have links to some very useful ones. This is a common issue. Our fabric is fine on our 2008 RV.


As for a rough engine, I would change the fuel filters out doing one at a time and running the engine at least three minutes before changing the second one.
__________________
Myron & Deborah
08 HR Endeavor 40 SKQ
2012 Ford Edge Limited FWD 3.5L
Aluminator tow bar, Demco base plate
YC1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2015, 09:50 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Red Dawg's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 177
Quote:
Originally Posted by YC1 View Post

As for a rough engine, I would change the fuel filters out doing one at a time and running the engine at least three minutes before changing the second one.
Filter(s)? I didn't know there was more than one.
__________________
Tom & Barb
Jack and Duke (4 leggers)
06 Monaco LaPalma 36DBD
Red Dawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2015, 11:19 AM   #9
Registered User
 
mel s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 8,777
Quote:
Originally Posted by Red Dawg View Post
Filter(s)? I didn't know there was more than one.
Red Dawg
Most diesel coaches have 2 fuel filters.
__________________
mel s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2015, 11:20 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Red Dawg's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 177
Further inspection shows that the fabric is still in great shape so I need to take it off and find a shop that can sew the seams. Yay!

Now on to find out what is up with the rough running engine.
__________________
Tom & Barb
Jack and Duke (4 leggers)
06 Monaco LaPalma 36DBD
Red Dawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2015, 11:21 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Red Dawg's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 177
Quote:
Originally Posted by mel s View Post
Red Dawg
Most diesel coaches have 2 fuel filters.
Mine's a gasser.
__________________
Tom & Barb
Jack and Duke (4 leggers)
06 Monaco LaPalma 36DBD
Red Dawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2015, 01:19 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Red Dawg's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 177
Update

I finally got around to getting to my awning and rough idle issues. I attempted to remove the awning fabric myself but the way the fabric was crimped into the alumaguard, I probably would have destroyed it. I took the MH to a local shop that specializes in interior renos on high end rigs. They removed the awning and re-stitched all the seams. They said the fabric was still in good shape. Good for a few more years!

Just finished changing the plugs and wires and that cured the rough running engine. The old plugs were in bad shape which surprised me. The MH only has 33500 miles on it. I used the new Iridium plugs that are advertised to last 100000 miles. I woun't hold my breath on that one. Dumped some Seafoam in the tank also - just for good measure.

Now for the new shocks...
__________________
Tom & Barb
Jack and Duke (4 leggers)
06 Monaco LaPalma 36DBD
Red Dawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2015, 01:54 PM   #13
Senior Member/RVM #90
 
MSHappyCampers's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 26,295
Great news Tom! Sure glad you were able to get the problems solved!

Now on to the next on..........
__________________
Joe & Annette

2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2015, 02:06 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
CampingCajun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Lafayette, La.
Posts: 1,144
I was going to suggest Seafoam but you beat me to it. Good Stuff.
__________________

__________________
2011 40' Monaco Cayman PBQ ISC 360
2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
CampingCajun is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
awning



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Slide Topper Awning Support MSHappyCampers iRV2.com General Discussion 22 08-13-2017 03:41 PM
A & E Awning motor 2002 alpine Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 2 01-07-2015 09:05 AM
Dometic power awning question 1010 Travel Trailer Discussion 7 09-13-2014 08:22 PM
Have to replace my patio awning :( Lincolnboy2 RV Systems & Appliances 28 05-27-2014 11:42 AM
How do you Remove and Replace the Awning above Door? 04 Journey phinneyj Class A Motorhome Discussions 4 06-07-2013 12:40 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.