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Vintage465

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Posted: 06/06/20 07:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have 17' Dometic electric awning that needs a fabric replacement. Watching the videos, this really looks like a two to three person job and there is not two to three persons in my vicinity to do this. So repair shop it is. Question is fabric. I got five years and 35000 miles from mine before the front corner at the awning rail started to give-way. Thinking I want a better fabric. What have you guys/gals found for a better fabric?

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Posted: 06/06/20 08:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I replaced my awning with one from ShadePro.net. It was $199 for the fabric for my 20' awning. Installation was another $150 or so.

It can be done with a couple people with ladders, but it just wasn't something I wished to do. I can replace mufflers on a car/truck, but I don't wish to do that either. [emoticon] I like to think of it as doing my bit to help the local economy. [emoticon]


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Two rigs ago I removed the old/worn-out slide out covers and took them to my local awning shop. They used the old material as templates and sewed the old cording in the new material.
SUNBRELLA was the awning material they used.


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Dusty R

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One mh ago I wanted the awning to be longer, on the mh not roll out farther. So i bought a longer tube and awning and moved one of the arms.
Still have the hardly used, rather short awning and tube. If anyone has a need for a short awning just ask.

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Posted: 06/07/20 09:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We bought new fabric for our awning from Tough Top Awnings and are happy with the quality. They have instructions and video how to measure and they make the awning to your exact measurements. Most of the awning fabric replacements online come from China.

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Acrylic is the way to go. Pricey but lasts for ever. The 5 Acrylic awnings on our Bounder are 23 years old and are still in good shape.

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