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Old 08-26-2019, 07:02 AM   #1
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Has anyone researched awning fabric replacements???

I need to replace our fabric, it failed mid trip in Wyoming. I'm glad that I had the tape to repair it and get it home.

It delaminated and the top layer, peeled back while driving. We were able to get the loose edge locked in to stop coming apart and to get home.

Looking at them there are a lot of options. I don't need better than OEM, but don't want to buy junk.
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There are a few aftermarket outfits that offer replacement fabric not the easiest job but with two people it's doable.
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There are a few aftermarket outfits that offer replacement fabric not the easiest job but with two people it's doable.
Yeah, it seems like there are quite a few, but that is one of those things, just figuring what it out there as far as manufacturers/suppliers and retailers is the challenge.

Interesting that it is a moderate difficulty job, I was thinking (hoping) that ir woudl be fairly easy. Bummer. Needs done.
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Hi Tod,

I bought mine at RVawingsmart.com. I have a full post on changing it too. One person can do it, 2 is easier. Try the google custom search for it. I have not mastered the phone posting link thing yet, sorry.

My post will have the date of the install and it is still doing good.

You can go direct with the Dometic replacement too.

Heads up in choosing one. Make sure you get a 2 layer one. They are heavier and align with the original. They do sell one layer cheaper but they do not hold up as long as the 2 layer. And compare the warranties. They are different.

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I did my by myself trust me two is much easier!
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I also bought at and recommend rvawningsmart.com.
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Trying out my phone search and paste links skills. While I got it to work, I think I did it the hard way, and twice no less. See if this helps

Main Awning Replacement -(Lots of pics)
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I replaced my T-1950 awning in June with this one:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

To early to say anything about longevity, but it seems reasonably well-made and equivalent to the original.

Like John, I did the replacement solo, and found the job to be considerably easier than I anticipated. I did cheat a bit--didn't remove the ratchet assembly (though the instructions directed me to) or the spring. I only found it necessary to remove the end cap at the rear.

The whole process took me about three hours, and probably more than one of those hours was spent digging up rope, pulley and whatnot to substitute for helping hands. If you're at all handy, it shouldn't really be too big of a challenge.
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Thanks ALL! Especially John for the photo tutorial!

We stuffed the camper in the shed the other day, so I'm thinking this will be a springtime job once it is out again. I have to get it up on jacks and get working on it for next year.
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It looks like you posted the link correctly, John! It opened right up for me. As always, I enjoy reading your "how to" posts.

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We had a good experience with tough top awnings. They have some YouTube videos on the whole process. Think we paid about 260$. Quality seems better than the oem material (maybe 160$ at amazon)

Not a bad job with two people. I wouldn't try it solo.
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