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Old 05-11-2021, 04:23 PM   #1
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How to repair A&E Elite Window Awnings?

My rig has A&E Elite window awnings, the kind you pull down manually with an attached strap and secure on a hook. These arenít the tall type, just standard.

Iíve noticed both (have one on each side) are beginning to allow the edge of the fabric to essentially pop out of the channel (up on the top part of the awning that is mounted to the rigís exterior).

I see there are allen screws in the ends of the channels, but seems whatever is supposed to be inside the fabric hem loop is gone, or at least missing enough to keep the screw from actually securing the fabric.

Does anyone have a handy fix for my awning issue? Iíve attempted to find an appropriate replacement part, but to no avail.

Thanks for your help!
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First things first take a good hard look at the awning. Are there any worn spots or pinholes that portend failure within the next year or so? If so best to get a new one. They are available in the internet but you may want a mobil RV repair man to come out and install it. You can do it if you are careful but there is some danger.



Can you slide a piece of stainless steel wire such as safety wire or some solid nylon line into the hole in the end? You may need 2. Secure with some silicone in the end. Alternately make sure the groove that holds it is not opening up.
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I had a similar issue with a window awning, I used a piece of hardwood dowel as a temp fix. It really worked well, that was two years ago. This thread reminded me that I had done it...Iíll have to see how itís holding up. The cord Dometic uses is a poly carbonate which should be available online or a local upholstery shop, just need the diameter.
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Thanks for your replies!

My awning fabric is in great shape, so I think some combination of fixes as suggested will work. Love the awnings, sure would hate to see them fail.
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