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Old 07-21-2015, 10:28 AM   #1
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Dometic Awning Delamination/Bubbles

Purchased my TT on July 2, 2012 & just noticed 4 bubbles showing up in the middle of my awning. My local dealer (where I purchased the TT) emailed pictures to Dometic but they denied the claim.
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Old 07-21-2015, 10:47 AM   #2
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I have the exact same thing on mine which is a 2012 model. I have been thinking about popping them and fill with a gel epoxy. Then compress them by rolling it up with a small piece of tape over the whole so it won't leak. It will only take 5 mins to set. But it would compress the area. Do you have any other thoughts then just replacing it? Just started this season. I really do not want to replace it just for the bubbles. It has to be two layers being the bubble appeared. And right forget Dometic they will do nothing to help.
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Purchased my TT on July 2, 2012 & just noticed 4 bubbles showing up in the middle of my awning. My local dealer (where I purchased the TT) emailed pictures to Dometic but they denied the claim.
Will you be coming to the August Rally?

Dometic has been very accommodative there in the past; repairing/replacing as if it was still under warranty.
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Will you be coming to the August Rally?

Dometic has been very accommodative there in the past; repairing/replacing as if it was still under warranty.
Herk, I needed 2 toppers replaced last year, they said they couldn't do it at the rally but sent the material to a dealer 1 month later after 2 emails, and I had to pay the labor to install the toppers. They said and I quote "we will not install them." FR got involved and they still refused to do it, and said I was lucky to get the awning material period. They said that the rail was not level, and FR said it was and put a level on it. the guy got mad and walked away..
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Herk, I needed 2 toppers replaced last year, they said they couldn't do it at the rally but sent the material to a dealer 1 month later after 2 emails, and I had to pay the labor to install the toppers. They said and I quote "we will not install them." FR got involved and they still refused to do it, and said I was lucky to get the awning material period. They said that the rail was not level, and FR said it was and put a level on it. the guy got mad and walked away..
They sent me new power awning material as well (after some FR "arm twisting"); hoping they will install it at the Rally. If not, maybe the Flagstaff folks will help a fella out.

I have a friend who will help me if all else fails.
Does not look all that hard to replace.
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It's not really hard to do but it will take two people. It's a 15 min job for two people and a scaffold to walk on. It's only running it in two slots but it has to be pulled evenly. Hard to do with one person.
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Will you be coming to the August Rally?

Dometic has been very accommodative there in the past; repairing/replacing as if it was still under warranty.
Maybe next year (I hope). Unfortunately DW has craft shows & I can't. Goshen is almost my backyard from where I grew up, on a farm North of Cromwell
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Dometic has been very accommodative there in the past; repairing/replacing as if it was still under warranty.
I got a nice surprise yesterday, Dometic is sending me new fabric.

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It's not really hard to do but it will take two people. It's a 15 min job for two people and a scaffold to walk on. It's only running it in two slots but it has to be pulled evenly. Hard to do with one person.
I'm a little confused here, maybe you could show me on my trailer. Honestly, I think I will wait until next year or until I can't stand it any more - whichever comes 1st.
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It's not really hard to do but it will take two people. It's a 15 min job for two people and a scaffold to walk on. It's only running it in two slots but it has to be pulled evenly. Hard to do with one person.
No way it's a 15 minute job with 2 people. It takes that long to remove the screws in the rail, release the tension on the torsion spring, remove the torsion spring bracket, the motor bracket, remove the tube and slide the awning material out of the rail.
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I'm with you OC. cant fathom it being done even with 2 guys in 15 minutes.
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