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Old 07-01-2015, 10:51 PM   #1
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I need to replace the material on my awning. It is a 20 foot awning that is manual. I found someone that would do it for around 100 dollars that repairs rv's part time. I have watched several videos on how to do it and I feel I can do it but time is more the problem. For those of you that have done it,how long does it really take and is it worth doing it myself or just pay to have it done?
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Old 07-01-2015, 11:00 PM   #2
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If you are doing it by yourself with no help, it is a real PITA. I'd pay the $100 and forget it.
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If you are doing it by yourself with no help, it is a real PITA. I'd pay the $100 and forget it.
X2 hard to manage.
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Old 07-01-2015, 11:18 PM   #4
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X3 on the $100. I take it you're supplying the material? Dark colors, bro--easier to keep clean!
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And WARMER!
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Old 07-02-2015, 08:04 AM   #6
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Yes I already have the material and it is charcoal colored. I would have 1 other person to help if needed. If it is just a quick 1-2 hour job I would attempt it but on the other hand is it worth it for $100.
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Its fairly easy to do, You really need two people.

Did you see this video?




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When you do get it changed and it's even from end to end, at the roller, might want to pop rivet material, thru edge seaming, to roller to keep it from binding the arms as the material will wander overtime.
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Its fairly easy to do, You really need two people.
Did you see this video?
I respectfully disagree, my son and I did it and we are somewhat mechanically inclined and I'm here to say it's a PITA to thread it in the rail on the camper and on the roller either at the same time or separately and then re-torsion the roller. Pay the $100 and forget it!
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And WARMER!
The top of mine is already a multi brown shade (we've all seen that striped pattern that Dometic uses,) so it's already warm. I don't see how using a dark color on the underside would make it any warmer than it already is.

And I'd still pay the $100.😂👍
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