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Old 11-18-2013, 12:25 PM   #1
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Awning question

Just bought an rv and the awning fabric is torn but the awning itself works. Now i've found replacement fabric for $150 thats the correct size but if i went about 2ft shorter its only $50. Would this be ok to have slightly shorter fabric?
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Don't know that I would call 2ft "slightly" shorter, but whether or not it would work OK depends on your original setup. I presume you are talking about how far the awning would extend? If you can extend the torn awning, mark where 2 feet shorter would be, retract the awning to that point, and see how that would work/how you would like it. Awning arms vary in style and function, and some would work well at various extension lengths while others would not.
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I'm actually referring to the width. Sorry I should have specified that
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Other than possibly looking a bit strange, I don't see any reason why that wouldn't work. IMO another $100 is worth the extra width.
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Shorter width would work much better thsn shorter length. You could center it, or put closer to one end of the roller tube. It might look a bit odd when extended to those who notice the extra roller, but if it works for you, so what?
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It will look weird but it will work. Done plenty of fabrics, and length does not hurt.
It COULD I guess as the poly rod is supposed to be hooked onto the ends of the roller tube, but that's it.
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I appreciate the help. I know the normal width would look better but heck for $50 I don't care lol
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