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Old 03-30-2023, 03:23 PM   #1
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Awning Repair

The awning on my travel trailer is separating from each end. See pics. Any suggestions on how I could repair this? Thanks!
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Old 03-30-2023, 04:32 PM   #2
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The awning on my travel trailer is separating from each end. See pics. Any suggestions on how I could repair this? Thanks!
Hello, I would try hand stitching with canvas thread and a heavy gauge needle. I would try attaching to the piece of fabric right below where it ripped out. The threads look like they have dry rotted and disintegrated No harm in trying, if it doesn't hold you can always replace the awning. Amazon has awnings at good prices. Good Luck
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Old 03-30-2023, 05:32 PM   #3
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Looks like time for replacement. I replaced mine at Vos Stone they provide a 10 year warranty. I have no affiliation with them but I’d go no where else due to 10-year warranty.

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Old 03-30-2023, 05:45 PM   #4
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I haven't done it.....yet.....but I would replace. They seem very easy to replace, lot's of YouTubes on it. Looks like about a 2 hour job, Max!
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Your awning material has a "pocket" sewn into that edge. They insert a piece of solid nylon tubing into that pocket that causes it to expand. They then slide the edge of the awning into the rain gutter. Once that seam comes apart, thread rots out, the material pulls out of the rail. You could remove the entire awning, sew the pocket back together at both ends and reuse the material. However, your awning thread/material is failing, and the only real fix is to buy new material.

Note:....Many years ago, I resewed my awning pockets and reinstalled the awnings. They lasted about another year and pulled apart again. Go with the new "Stone Vos" material as suggested.
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Your awning material has a "pocket" sewn into that edge. They insert a piece of solid nylon tubing into that pocket that causes it to expand. They then slide the edge of the awning into the rain gutter. Once that seam comes apart, thread rots out, the material pulls out of the rail. You could remove the entire awning, sew the pocket back together at both ends and reuse the material. However, your awning thread/material is failing, and the only real fix is to buy new material.

Note:....Many years ago, I resewed my awning pockets and reinstalled the awnings. They lasted about another year and pulled apart again. Go with the new "Stone Vos" material as suggested.
Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! Were sure glad you joined the gang here!

Don gave you some good advice. Stone Vos acrylic fabric is great!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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It takes some ingenuity to do it yourself awning replacement, but it's not a job I couldn't do. You've got to secure the tube while you slide the new awning into the groove from one end. And they're springed at the same time.

And like was said, YouTube has illustration videos on how to complete the job.
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Many thanks for the suggestions. I guess that I'll try to squeeze one more season out of it with your suggestions.


Thanks!
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It takes some ingenuity to do it yourself awning replacement, but it's not a job I couldn't do. You've got to secure the tube while you slide the new awning into the groove from one end. And they're springed at the same time.

And like was said, YouTube has illustration videos on how to complete the job.
I can be done. I ordered an 18 foot canvas from ShadePro and removed/replaced it myself. You have to get creative, and I made a pully system to help. Many Youtubes, as others have said. BTW, I was 66 at the time. However, I don't think it's that expensive to have someone come out and do it, if you don't want to attempt it.
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Being 70 yo and to fat and cripple to climb ladders, I paid an RV guy $200 labor for him and his 12 yo son to replace my awning fabric.
No complaints from me.
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Being 70 yo and to fat and cripple to climb ladders, I paid an RV guy $200 labor for him and his 12 yo son to replace my awning fabric.
No complaints from me.
I just turned 69, and the next one I'll pay someone to do. I really just wanted to see if I could do it. At the time, I think ShadePro would have done it for about $150.
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