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Old 02-09-2012, 04:06 PM   #1
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Awning blowing off

Our awning came unlocked and blew down while traveling and I had to cut it off and disassemble the arms and such to continue down the road. I have gotten it back together but it looks a bit warped and needs a new canvas. Is this something one can do yourself or would it be better for a professional? Also any idea on cost to replace awning by itself and whole system poles and all? We have a 15' awning I believe on a Cherokee 28a+

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Old 02-09-2012, 04:14 PM   #2
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If you have an RV dealer replace just the fabric you're looking at around $600. I had just the fabric replaced on my Cherokee and that's what they charged.
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:27 PM   #3
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You can replace the fabric yourself it is not that hard to do. They now offer a 2 piece fabric that is easier to install. The only difference is that you will have some of the roller showing between the main awning and the part that hangs in front.
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:03 PM   #4
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I had this same thing happen quite a few years back. It is a sickening feeling to look in your mirror and see the awning folded out flapping in the wind! I always use safety straps on the awning arms now. I just use the velcro straps off of my awning de-flappers.
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:59 PM   #5
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If you pop for a whole new awning which I would since your roller is bowed id spend the extra for an electric one!
now that I have one I won't get another manual one.
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:02 PM   #6
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now that I have one I won't get another manual one.
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What's the benefit of electric awning other than not having to open it? Has anyone claimed something like this on insurance and remember what the payout was? I'm trying to decide if it's worth claiming. Thanks!
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Personally I won't have an electric awning. I live in Wyoming and it can be very windy. With a manual awning you can use the de-flappers and stake it down. When I lost my awning I didn't even think about turning it in to insurance. I guess it would depend on what your deductible is wether it is worth it or not.
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At camping world a 15' manual awning would cost $745 and the electric awning would cost $1602. The prices do not include installation or shipping.
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I would definitely check with my insurance company.
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