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Old 04-19-2016, 09:57 PM   #31
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Need an awning replacement

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It worked for me. Here is the URL of the link (it is the mobile link):

http://m.campingworld.com/category/rv-awnings/363

Otherwise just use www.campingworld.com and search awning.


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Old 04-19-2016, 10:21 PM   #32
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Thank you but I already made my purchase


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Old 04-19-2016, 10:26 PM   #33
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I need an awning replacement , I have a 1998 forest river wildwood 24fb and the awning won't roll down, the switch is busted off. I don't need an exact replacement, just need it to be economical and work well. Any suggestions or links ??


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I would avoid Dometic power awnings. Mine is on a 1.5 year old camper that was used a total of ~25 nights and the motor, which worked fine when the camper was winterized, now will not work. My research seems to show it is a common problem with a expensive fix!
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Old 04-19-2016, 10:53 PM   #34
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Just ordered this last night. Can't beat it for the price, let's hope it's as good as they say.


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I ordered and replaced 2 of these last month on two 5th wheel coaches. Mine is a 19' and the other one I did was on a 20' awning. I am happy with the fabric so far. As stated, I really couldn't beat the price. You will want 2 if not 3 people to do the swap. I left the old one wrapped up and removed the whole thing at once. There's a pretty good YouTube video on the process. I'll post the link when I find it.
I went with grey in color for both. The other owner was pleased.

https://youtu.be/ZfpM-op0dkU
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Old 04-19-2016, 10:59 PM   #35
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Good to hear! Can't wait to get this awning .


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Also, the rivets should be 3/16". Take pics and mark the tube which grooves the fabric goes. Go slow when installing the new fabric to the tube. Use a blunt object to push it into the groove while someone pushes the retainer in from the end. I also prelubed the groove with silicone spray.
After it's installed and wrapped on the tube you'll be ready to slide it in the track. This is where I used a third person either on a ladder or on the roof. They guided it in the groove at the roof line while two other people support the awning and walk it down the side of the rv as it slides in the track.
Don't forget to seal the lag screws at the roof line mounts.
That's all I can think of right now. Enjoy!
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Thanks for the tips, yeah I've watch quiet a few YouTube videos on this so feel somewhat confident, wish me luck.


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Oh and a little humor. No where did I find this tip so here it is, just for you.
Check the weather. That week I did these two we had 30-40 mph winds and a little rain. Yeah I know, I just never gave it thought.
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