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Old 03-27-2019, 08:26 AM   #1
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Ouch! I crushed my awning

Last fall when pulling out of a tight campsite I crushed the awning roller against a tree. The camper (2017 Roo23ws) was not damaged but about three feet of the roller was crushed. Anyone ever take their roller off the trailer, remove the awning, and repair such. I am wondering if the ends can be removed and the roller unrolled flat? That would really make it easy to repair. I am aware of the danger from the spring inside the unit. If all else fails, anyone know what a new roller (about 20 foot) would cost?

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Old 03-27-2019, 09:29 AM   #2
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Ouch! I crushed my awning

I bought a whole new awning assembly when storm took out one on my old trailer. It was a manual awning. Got it from Ppl motor homes. You can go on their site and price. Good luck.

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Old 03-27-2019, 09:34 AM   #3
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Be careful if you try this as some awnings have a spring in one end of the roller.

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You might look and see if there is a local RV salvage place near you. Is the fabric OK? They might be able to sell you the roller tube and fabric as well. Might even be able to get them to install.
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Old 03-27-2019, 09:43 AM   #5
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It might help to find out which awning you have there. Multiple products by multiple suppliers.

I just replaced my awning supports but had disconnected the awning tube on both sides.

I have a Dometic 9100 series power awning.
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There used to be a company called Mega X57 or something like that. They had inserts for this sort of thing. I can't get their website to come up now, though.
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If it's a Dometic 9100 Series I would contact Dometic at 800-544-4881. They will need the data off of your awning tag in order to point you in the right direction. I have seen my dealer replace awnings. It's a three man job.
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Absolutely the awning roller tube can be replaced. I've replaced several for folks. It doesn't have to be a three man job.

As mentioned be sure you understand the basics of how the roller tube/spring mechanism works.

You can purchase just the tube (cut to length) and transfer all the hardware (end caps/spring/motor/awning fabric/etc.) to the new tube.

I have also had luck visiting a few R/V dealers and finding used tubes that are OK but the arms or other parts of the awning got damaged and they installed a complete new awning assembly for the owner under an insurance claim.

One such dealer had about 50 tubes (of various lengths) and maybe a hundred arms and various parts in his back parts bay. Had what I needed in 15 minutes for $25.
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Just watched a good video on Utube about replacing the awning that went into basics of unloading the spring tension along with install.
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Old 03-27-2019, 01:20 PM   #10
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I just had to replace a Dometic 9200. The trailer was only two weeks old. Brushed by a small tree in our front yard. It ran $1,150 for the awning, arms and installation. Good luck!

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