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Old 09-27-2005, 01:40 PM   #1
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I have an A&E awning from my 5th wheel that I want to put on the MH.

The 5th wheel awning goes all the way from the back of the class C to the front of the side loft window.

There is trace for the cord runner at the top that would take the whole awning but then I would have to place a support on the passenger door.

Can I cut this awning down by three feet so it stays on the side of the MH?

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I have an A&E awning from my 5th wheel that I want to put on the MH.

The 5th wheel awning goes all the way from the back of the class C to the front of the side loft window.

There is trace for the cord runner at the top that would take the whole awning but then I would have to place a support on the passenger door.

Can I cut this awning down by three feet so it stays on the side of the MH?

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Old 09-27-2005, 02:38 PM   #3
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Cut the tube down? Have to order new fabric, or have the fabric modified too. Yes, it can be done.
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Old 09-27-2005, 03:34 PM   #4
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Yes.

I cut one down about 3 feet in the mid 70's.
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When I cut mine down I trimmed the fabric and stitched a new seam with my wife's sewing machine.
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Thanks for the info guys. It is a 20 foot or so awning. I will remove the rivets from one end and pull out the spring. I need to cut off about 3 feet; using a sharp knife for the fabric and a hacksaw for the tube. The seam will have to come later. Is a seam really necessary on this type of material?


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My awning was vinyl. I stitched a seam that matched the other end.

Be careful of the spring. It is under tension. Before reinstalling attache the arms to the awning and use the arm to wind tension back on the spring.
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I also replaced the rivets with screws.
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