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Old 07-29-2012, 09:25 PM   #1
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Awning protective cover

Is anyone familiar with the cover for the awning that seems to be available with the new A & E awnings? It lays on the awning when it is open and will cover the awning when it rolls up. Is this item available?
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:07 AM   #2
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Click on the awning Tag below the last post. I'm curious if I can get one for my slide awning.
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Is anyone familiar with the cover for the awning that seems to be available with the new A & E awnings? It lays on the awning when it is open and will cover the awning when it rolls up. Is this item available?
Are you talking about the metal cover that's on the 9000 models? If so there's nothing new about it, came standard on our old 2000 DSDP and the the present 2002 DSDP
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Yes, it is available for ANY awning! I was fortunate enough that when I bought my rig, ALL the awnings had the metal awning protector cover, including the two slide out covers and ALL six windows.
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Just order the 9000 for the manual awnings and the metal cover is standard. The plastic cover is standard on the 8500 manual awning.
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awning protective cover

does anyone know where to get these covers? are they separate from the awnings?
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Either I didn't search with the right combination of words or they are not on ebay. There are some plastic ones that you have to get up on a ladder to install or take off every time you use it.
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If you want to use a cover on a awning that doesn't have a metal cover you can go to Lowes and get the plastic rain gutters a 5$ per 10 feet and it just snaps right over a regular awning and will protect while in storage.
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does anyone know where to get these covers? are they separate from the awnings?
They are more or less separate but you need special sewn in inserts in the fabric so you need to buy both fabric and cover. Probably better/cheaper to buy a new awning.
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Mr_D, did you see this video. I'm talking about adding the cover to a slide topper and I think Ingram is asking about adding it to a patio awning.

Look at the size of the hem on the new fabric. I know it's not the same as A&E, but I don't think it would be that tight that you couldn't install a thicker insert. Vacuum hose, IV tubing, clear vinyl hose, wooden dowel, etc.

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Earlier this year I replaced both slide toppers, custom made to fit. They had to use a special welt due to the metal covers.
I got them from Tough Top Awnings. Better material and cheaper then the OEM fabric too. Easy to install.
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I don't believe anything I hear and only half of what I see. I ain't buyin' it that you have to use a "Special" welt. Watch the video again and look at what they call the "piping" at 5:34. Nothing "Special" about that.
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I did some searching and found this on another forum. As you can see, you get the same yes, no, and maybe all on the same page. Each color is from a different poster.

"Some aluminum shields do have a channel that is the same as the awning rail on the RV. You would remove the awning fabric from the RV, slide it into the channel on the aluminum shield and then slide the bead of the aluminum shield into the awning rail of the RV.
The trouble will be finding just the shield."


"I called around and tried to buy just the aluminum cover. They said no."

"I asked about the aluminum at my local RV shop when our awning collapsed. They advised against it due to the aluminum having "potential" to bind and not allow the awning to open. They had a motorhome on site with exactly that issue." Potential, or it will bind?

This is total BS from someone who is just guessing to act like he knows more the the OP.
"The aluminum part is sewn into awning material and needs to be purchased as a complete awning. You can replace just the fabric with Weather Guard sewn in."

"Yes, but not sure where you could buy just it. May have to buy a replacement fabric with the alum cover from A&E...
I do not agree with it being sewn in as mine slide into the slot on the alum extension that slides into the J track on the RV."

None of the above posters has actually tried it. I'm going to try it, unless it cost to much for the shield. It's almost like the manufacturer doesn't want to sell the part, just so they can make more money.
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I don't believe anything I hear and only half of what I see. I ain't buyin' it that you have to use a "Special" welt. Watch the video again and look at what they call the "piping" at 5:34. Nothing "Special" about that.
Obviously you didn't read the link to Tough Top Awnings I posted. Too bad, you won't learn anything that way.
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