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Old 11-20-2020, 02:09 PM   #1
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New awning vinyl installation

I noticed the vinyl on our awning is cracking and peeling at the top where it is fastened to the side of our rig. The rest of it looks good for 10 years old. It is a 21 foot Dometic power awning. I have been reviewing YouTube videos while trying to decide if this is something I want to tackle or have an RV dealer service it. Not sure what I am getting myself into. Doesn't look to complicated in some of the videos. Anyone have and experience in this that can offer any advice, tips, do's and don'ts?
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Old 11-21-2020, 04:20 PM   #2
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Replacing the fabric isn't too much of a job. You need a helper or two that isn't afraid of being on a ladder.

The videos for your particular model are pretty good at instructing you on how it should be done.

When inserting the rod take your time and use a pair a pliers to push it in and only push about an inch at a time. It'll take a while but it will work. If you try to push too much at a time it'll buckle and that just makes it harder to get in. It also helps to rotate the rod a little too.
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