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Old 09-19-2021, 02:10 PM   #1
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Carefree awning "Ripping at end" thread.

It seems this happens to EVERY carefree awning. Please post if this has happened to you.


Mine ripped at the front edge and worked its way in. Re-stiching the awning worked until we retracted it, and it rips immediately. It seems the issue is, if the fabric doesnt wind in even front-to-back, when it retracts it will try to keep moving in, and rip the awning.


Example, my front went to the end of retraction and the back still had a few inches to go to be completely closed, and it just kept winding, ripping the front.


EVERY, and i mean EVERY single person that has this awning i have spoke to has had the exact same issue. I want to start a thread about this, and ill bring a printout over to carefree's office in a few days and see what they have to say in person.


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Old 09-19-2021, 03:42 PM   #2
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Already a pretty good thread going about this issue:

2019 DX3 Apex awning issues
https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...d.php?t=239819
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Old 09-19-2021, 05:27 PM   #3
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Yes, but I want this one to be exclusive to this one issue. If you having that exact issue please post here.

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Old 09-19-2021, 05:38 PM   #4
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try a iron on patch. Joanns Fabric. put a 1×6 under awning. and iron it on.
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Old 09-20-2021, 02:04 PM   #5
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Those patches work great, the issue isnt patching it...its why it rips. Patch it and it will rip again.
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Old 09-28-2021, 11:57 AM   #6
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Those patches work great, the issue isnt patching it...its why it rips. Patch it and it will rip again.
John,

Can you post a pic? Mine is the same way I think.


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Old 09-28-2021, 03:12 PM   #7
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John, I have the exact same issue! 2019 DX3
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Old 09-30-2021, 07:42 PM   #8
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Same issue 2018 DX3. The original awning ripped and a brand new replacement cloth ripped the 3rd time it was opened.
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Old 09-30-2021, 09:11 PM   #9
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Same here, on a 2019 DX3. I had the awning fabric replaced for ~$1,200, hoping it won't rip out again. This awning design is just a couple notches above worthless. In addition to this problem, it is very unstable in even the lightest wind.
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