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Old 06-02-2018, 09:15 AM   #1
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How much awning fabric on roll?

I have a big Girard awning. I have fraying at the end near the polycord. I would like to remove the awning, slice off the seam with polycord, reseam, and replace.


However, I don't know how much material I have to work with. In other words, with the awning fully extended, there is some material still rolled on the roller.


Anyone know how much material that might be ??
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I also have a Girard awning and if I remember correctly, you can extend the awning, then get up on a ladder and see the roller. If the roller is completely covered with awning material, then you should have about a foot, or more, to work with. I did some extensive adjusting of the roller and arms on mine when it was new due to the initial fabric stretching which left the awning hanging out 4 or 5 inches.
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I also have a Girard awning and if I remember correctly, you can extend the awning, then get up on a ladder and see the roller. If the roller is completely covered with awning material, then you should have about a foot, or more, to work with. I did some extensive adjusting of the roller and arms on mine when it was new due to the initial fabric stretching which left the awning hanging out 4 or 5 inches.

Thanks! I'll have a closer look and do a little math (pie r round and cornbread r square ). I'm hoping for an excess of 6 inches for a new pocket for the polycord.
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If your going to all the trouble of removing it anyway to resew it I would replace it with new fabric anyway. Make sure you use UV resistant thread.
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Can you reverse the awning, put the bad part on roll first?
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If your going to all the trouble of removing it anyway to resew it I would replace it with new fabric anyway. Make sure you use UV resistant thread.

I'd agree except for the cost .... the awning is 22' X 10'. My labor is pretty cheap ... that much fabric is seamed pieces and between $400 and $800. If I get another year out of a re-seam it's worth the effort to me.
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Im going to do something similar on my awning. It is failing an inch or so along the length from its attachment point to the RV. Ill remove it, cut off less than 6, resew the edge and reinsert it in the channel. The rest of the awning is in fine shape.
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Can you reverse the awning, put the bad part on roll first?

A good idea .... I guess I won't know for sure until I see the condition of the roll end. I do have a new roll of polycord that fits either end. Thanks !!
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I would re-sew all seams if the thread is white (lasts aprox 10 years)...black lasts much longer. Had to re-sew my 04 Dynasty slide awnings at 10 years and now my 08 Navigator. On 3 of the 4 there was enough unused fabric to cut all of the old off.
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I would re-sew all seams if the thread is white (lasts aprox 10 years)...black lasts much longer. Had to re-sew my 04 Dynasty slide awnings at 10 years and now my 08 Navigator. On 3 of the 4 there was enough unused fabric to cut all of the old off.

Thanks! I will be restitching everything.
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