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Old 03-08-2016, 09:47 AM   #1
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I need to replace my awning fabric and have watched several videos on YouTube. Seems easy enough, but when shopping for replacement fabric, i came across one site that that quoted a price of an additional $80 is I had a weather guard (the roll-up metal cover that attaches to the rv and the fabric atttaches to it). I do have a weather guard and am curious as to why the cost difference and what the difference is in the installation of the fabric.
I also want to replace one arm and one lifter. Is there a place that sells salvaged awning parts?

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Old 03-08-2016, 09:59 AM   #2
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I had my awning replaced in 2014 May due to wind blew up the old one.

When they replaced it, they did not put the guard on it and now it is trying to mold underneath on the first flap when it rolls out.

I just emailed Camping World (who installed it) as to why the guard was not installed on this new one, still haven't heard...

But this video will show you the actual guard, I think it is metal, and that's probably the price difference Larry, just guessing though...

Hope this helps...

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Old 03-08-2016, 06:39 PM   #3
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Have you looked at tough top? Watch the RV Geeks video, they show how to do it and provide a link to tough top. Their awning material is much better than the original.
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As near as I can tell, that 80 bucks is due to the additional beads that have to be sewn into the fabric that anchors into the weather guard.
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:58 PM   #5
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I redid all my slide awnings with the Tough Top material a couple years ago while visiting friends in Fresno. Took the two of us a couple hours to do all three and I had the aluminum wraps too.
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Old 03-08-2016, 08:01 PM   #6
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Changed the slide toppers a while back. easier with help to push and pull the fabric. was alone so improvised. I fastened a line with a pail to the pull end of the fabric.With weight in the pail I fed the fabric into the groove and let the weight pull the fabric.
I think the extra charge for your awning is the extra bead that goes into the edge os the shield.


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