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Old 05-19-2011, 08:18 AM   #1
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Have 9ft awning but my Caravel takes a 7ft

I bought a 91 Bambi that had rolled on the street side. Everything on the curb side is in great condition. I bought it because of the appliances but when I picked it up I noticed that it had a perfect zipdee awning.
My problem is on my caravel it only had a track for a 7footer.
Can I make this work or should I just sell and try to pony up for the 7?

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Old 05-19-2011, 08:37 AM   #2
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You can cut the roller down & take the canvas to a awning shop to have it cut down too. It needs to be finished at the edge so it doesn't unravel. Typically, the fabric is cut with a tool that actually melts the edge so it doesn't unravel. If you don't think you can handle it, put me on your list for interested buyers!
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:03 AM   #3
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Basic answer is yes, but you will have to have the main roller tube and the canvas shortened. Be very careful if you decide to dismantle the awning, there are a couple of tight wound springs in there that can take of a couple of fingers if you don't do it properly.

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Thanks for the help. What should I expect to pay for this service? Can any shop do it right?
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no clue on cost. phone to see if they can cut it down.
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