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Old 07-30-2012, 11:27 PM   #15
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I read it when it was originally posted in another thread. Maybe I missed a part.

"Your awning will ship “rolled up” in a tube shaped box and will arrive “ready to install” with the correct beading based on your awnings make. If you have an A & E awning we need to know if your roller tube rolls up into a flexible metal guard when your slide room is in. They take special size of plastic bead."

What's so special about it. Different size doesn't make it "special".

I/We won't learn anything unless I/We try it.
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I think the pocket sewn into the fabric is going to be done the same no mater what? What's going to control how the fabric fits in whatever you're going to install it in (cover, rail, whatever) is the size of that plastic "rope" that's inserted into the pocket? I KNOW there are different sizes commonly used... it's easy to get whatever size you need from anyone supplying replacement fabrics.

What I would like to know is, has anyone sourced an affordable hard cover that can be installed after the fact? I have aluminum covers on all of my awnings, EXCEPT the one for my slide out. I'd like to get one for that as well. The ones I've seen from A&E and Carefree have been priced a little on the stupid side. Like they would prefer not to sell them?

I'm with you Dunner. Not going to climb a ladder and try to snap something over that awning. I'll go without first.
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:31 AM   #17
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The awning fabric is made different for use with the aluminum cover. It has two beads instead of one. I had my fabric replaced last year due to leaking and watched the installation. One bead went in the channel on the wall and the other one went in the outer part of the cover.

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I think the pocket sewn into the fabric is going to be done the same no mater what? What's going to control how the fabric fits in whatever you're going to install it in (cover, rail, whatever) is the size of that plastic "rope" that's inserted into the pocket? I KNOW there are different sizes commonly used... it's easy to get whatever size you need from anyone supplying replacement fabrics.

What I would like to know is, has anyone sourced an affordable hard cover that can be installed after the fact? I have aluminum covers on all of my awnings, EXCEPT the one for my slide out. I'd like to get one for that as well. The ones I've seen from A&E and Carefree have been priced a little on the stupid side. Like they would prefer not to sell them?

I'm with you Dunner. Not going to climb a ladder and try to snap something over that awning. I'll go without first.
Rope! Another option. Come in many sizes. 'cept they would retain moisture.

That's what I'm thinking, too. So easy to do, they lose $s. They were selling the snap on ones at the Phx rally. I just laughed at them. You can get something from HD/Lowe's much cheaper.

There is an RV salvage place I'm going to call later today. I need 12'. If the have a longer one, duh, I can cut it.

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The awning fabric is made different for use with the aluminum cover. It has two beads instead of one. I had my fabric replaced last year due to leaking and watched the installation. One bead went in the channel on the wall and the other one went in the outer part of the cover.

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Jim, did you watch the above video? Did that have two attachment beads on either end? I have an A&E window awning and it only has one on each end. BTW, I've seen you or someone else post the same thing. Is your's perhaps a Carefree awning?
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The awning fabric is made different for use with the aluminum cover. It has two beads instead of one. I had my fabric replaced last year due to leaking and watched the installation. One bead went in the channel on the wall and the other one went in the outer part of the cover.

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I currently have Carefree, last coach had an A&E 9000. All were poly type fabric (not vinyl) used a single bead at the top. Some have a double bead on the bottom, probably as much to cover the awning tube with a matching color as anything. Some have the "valance" on the bottom (roller tube side) as a separate piece, others make the valance part of the main awning - and use a double bead setup to do that. That's been my experience anyway.... FWIW

Dunner, the "rope" or "string" I'm speaking of is solid, not woven, probably vinyl? It has to be pretty stiff/hard as it comes out of the track pretty easily as it is. If it were woven or braided, there's no way it would hold it's shape well enough to work very well! -Al
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Yep, my patio awning has two beads at the bottom to keep the valance from flopping up onto the top, but were talking about the attachment to the shield.
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