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Old 06-03-2012, 01:51 PM   #1
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a wind gust tore the awning off my motor home while traveling east on I80 in winnemucca Nevada. I am trying to find a way to ship it home. anyone with shipping info would be appreciated. would I be safe tying to roof for 400 mile trip home. could I strap it to the AC units. any ideas helpful.
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:48 PM   #2
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I would think ABF which is a freight line could ship it.
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I helped a friend once get his awning that blew off inside his trailer.
It wasn't easy but we did get it in there.
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:09 PM   #4
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If its tore, why do you still want it?
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:17 PM   #5
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thought it would be a lot cheaper to replace fabric than a whole new unit
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:02 PM   #6
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thought it would be a lot cheaper to replace fabric than a whole new unit



Could you remove the damaged fabric from the awning hardware, and re-install the hardware to the side of the RV.
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:37 AM   #7
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thought it would be a lot cheaper to replace fabric than a whole new unit
Oh.. I see. Sorry

Ya, could you not simply put the roller back on empty?

Do you have roof rails? If tied down long way (front to back) I see no reasons why you couldnt have it on the roof.. But only if you have rails to lash it too.
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could I tie to AC or antennas?
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could I tie to AC or antennas?
Keep in mind if you do that you risk tearing up your AC, antennas and possible roof damage. Not to mention a host of serious issues if it comes off the roof and hits a car while going down the road. I'd seriously recommend getting a quote on having that sucker shipped and then compare the cost of shipping and repair to buying a new awning.
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I wouldnt tie to them.. the AC cases is rather flimsy, and the antenna is as well... You could find a way to strap it to the frame underneath staying away from heat.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:18 AM   #11
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I requested qoutes from 3 shipping companies, none responded. we did manage to slide through the drivers window and lay on floor. Thanks to all for comments or I would have tied it to the antenna and AC.
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I lost one in a wind storm. My insurance replaced it. It is probably better to replace the whole awning than the fabric.
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thanks I will check with my insurance company
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