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Old 10-10-2012, 08:20 PM   #1
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My questions is this. How many of you RV'ers use awning repair and replacement companies when you need a fix or a replacement. It just
seems it would be much more convenient to have them come to you
rather than take the coach into the shop for this kind of work.




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Old 10-11-2012, 06:51 AM   #2
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From someone who is the one that comes out and installs or service awnings people don't want to mess with them because they can hurt you VERY quickly
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:35 AM   #3
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If you have any mechanical skills you can do the work yourself. I replaced the awning fabric last spring and it took a couple of hours and a good friend and camping buddy came over to help. Saved a couple of hundred bucks to use on camping fees. The only time I might consider using a service for that is if it was electric.

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I've always repaired mine myself. One must be cautious of any mechanical piece of equipment, especially one driven by powerful springs, but the mechanism is pretty simple.
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Thanks for the replys and I think they make sense. My most concern is
the possibilility of an injury and as we get older climbing ladders isn't as easy as it used to be. I also fear that if parts are needed they may not be as easy to get as by someone in the business. I feel I am better off hiring someone at a reasoneable fee who knows what thay are doing. I certainly whould hate to get in the middle of a project and end up calling someone to come finish the job anyway. I just wanted some opinions of fellow travelers and would hate to be without our awning. Thanks!
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There aren't many parts in an awning - they comes as "assemblies". But you do generally need a helper to make the job practical - and safer as well. And two ladders for most jobs as well.

By all means get professional help if you aren't comfortable with any task, both technically and safety-wise.
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