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Old 04-28-2015, 06:09 PM   #1
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Awning strap broke

Center Awning strap came off in my hand, any suggestions for repair and replacement?
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Old 04-28-2015, 06:18 PM   #2
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Where is the break, at your end or where it attaches to the awning?

The best way would be to take the awning off and take it to a canvas shop to have it sewn back to the awning or the strap repaired. That strap takes the tension of awning springs so I can't imagine any other type of repair that would last.
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Old 04-28-2015, 06:20 PM   #3
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What brand of awning? as dif. manf. use dif. pull straps. If carefree etc. repl. avble. Zip-Dee use dif. so can not answer with out info.
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Old 04-28-2015, 06:21 PM   #4
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Zip dee sales replacement straps
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Old 04-28-2015, 06:21 PM   #5
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Afraid Rich is right. Awfull lot of strain and tension on that strap. It needs to be reattached properly. Just for grins I would give ZD a call and see what they recommend.
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Old 04-28-2015, 06:30 PM   #6
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If there is enough of a "stub" left sticking out from the roller, I would think that you could easily just sew the strap back on.

I have a sewing awl that uses waxed thread that I use for chores just like this. It is great for sewing up broken sandals, leather brief cases etc. In fact I have several of the awls in different tool boxes! One always travels with me on RV trips!

They make a very secure lock stitch and are easy to use with a bit of practice (instructions included!)

I think they were originally used for sewing up cuts in cows from barbed wire! Sure handy for lots of DIY repairs though.

I think you can find them in many places - maybe Harbor Freight?

"Lee Valley" here in Canada has them for sure, and they have a website for Canadian and US buyers.

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I wouldn't be without one! Use it so many times for repairs that I could otherwise not do!

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Old 04-28-2015, 06:34 PM   #7
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Had to replace mine ordered from zip dee come with rivets and instructions
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Old 04-28-2015, 06:37 PM   #8
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I just bought the cloth strap replacement for my AS at the Alumaflamingo in Sarasota Fl from Zip Dee. $24 +-. Cut the old one off and rivet the new one to the aluminum roller. Comes with directions. EASY!
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I used a sewing awl. It has lasted for years. If the strap itself broke you can usually just sew it.
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I think you can find them in many places - maybe Harbor Freight?
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I wouldn't be without one! Use it so many times for repairs that I could otherwise not do!

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That looks like a nifty tool, I'll have to get one of those for the boat cover. . I'll bet that would provide a temp fix for the pull strap, but I'd want something more professional for the long run.

Harbor Freight has them but I'm guessing they are just a copy. They appear to be the same but there are complaints about the needles breaking and not being sharp. The link you provided says theirs are made in the USA and the price is nearly triple for the kit. Here's the link for HF's version:
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You can get it from Amazon for $11.90.
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You can get it from Amazon for $11.90.
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I replaced mine on my Zip Dee they have the colors that match easy diy job
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I had the same problem with the original strap on my Zip Dee awning. They sent me a new one. I drilled out the rivets that held the old strap in place and installed the new one by riveting it to the awning roller (when the awning was fully extended). Very easy. Seriously, if you have a drill and a rivet tool this is about a 10 minute job. As a bonus, the new strap Zip Dee sent me matched the color of my awning and was much more heavy duty.
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