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Old 11-08-2012, 10:54 AM   #1
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Awning replacement

Our awning takes a beating from the Ca sun and the protective covering that pertects the awning from UV rays is starting to peel off. This protective covering is located closest to the RV and is exposed when the awning is rolled up. The covering covers about two feet out from the RV.

Does this peeling weakened the awning fabric at all? Or is it more cosmetic. I know moving forward the sun will rot the material some day.

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Old 11-08-2012, 04:59 PM   #2
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Is it your shade awning or slide-out awning? I just ordered a new slideout awning from Tough Tops. You can google them. I intend to replace it myself.

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Old 11-08-2012, 05:12 PM   #3
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When our slide out covers went bad I got new ones from Tough Tops also. Worked like a champ and were relatively easy to do, but then I did have a friend help.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:20 PM   #4
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It will eventually weaken the awning. I went to Ebay and ordered my replacement awning for under $175 for a 16' awning and with instruction from the forum. DW, friend and I replaced in in about 1 hour. It took longer because we tighten the tension bar backwards and had to redo.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:44 PM   #5
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Awning fabric loosing coating.

I read about how others have solved this problem. Remove the awning material and take it to a shop that makes custom fabric awnings. They can cut out the bad section and replace with something stronger. I think it is the same material supermans cape was made of.HA HA. Call aheadand see if they will take the job on. While in the shop maybe they can fabricate sometype of cover for the awning while it is rolled up to protect from the sun. New awning fabric is expensive and really wouldn't correct the problem. If you had new fabric it would getdammaged by the sun. While on the subject,I wash my awning with awning cleaner/both sides. Then after it dries i apply a product like son of a gun to both sides of the awning. This is like wax on a floor. The awning cleans up nicely with this TLC. Just a soft broom and the dirt goes away. We receive many compliments on how clean our awning is. We keep a dedicated sponge mop for spreading the sun of a gun on the awning fabric.
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