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Old 09-02-2012, 10:08 PM   #15
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Yeah!

Great news on the awning! So you forgot about the pull strap that wasn't so bad! Did you give Leshia the bead sizes or was she able to get that without your input? Ed
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:51 PM   #16
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Great news on the awning! So you forgot about the pull strap that wasn't so bad! Did you give Leshia the bead sizes or was she able to get that without your input? Ed

Once I told her that the awning was a Carefree on a 1976 Airstream with arms 21' on center, she knew all the rest.

I had wasted energy on pre-awning anxiety.

It fits good, tight all across. The well meaning forum advise to buy a roller with material attached wouldn't apply to my experience.

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Once I told her that the awning was a Carefree on a 1976 Airstream with arms 21' on center, she knew all the rest.

I had wasted energy on pre-awning anxiety.

It fits good, tight all across. The well meaning forum advise to buy a roller with material attached wouldn't apply to my experience.

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See, I knew the gals at Scotties would be able to help out. I also know what you mean about advice. Even here on the forums sometimes people get over zealous with "replace with new" advise. I am from the old school of if it works why replace it! I am so glad that you are pleased with your new awning canvas as this is the same route I am going with my Carefree awning when I get that far. Good luck and enjoy your trailer, Ed
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Your help is appreciated Ed,

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I called Scottie's today and talked to Felicia. http://www.scottiescanvas.com/
(800-780-8677)

She was a awesome help. We looked up fabric colors, I picked the one I wanted and she ordered it and an Alumaguard. We are going to see if it works. Felicia did tell me that they were told the Alumaguard would not work. As some on the forum said they didn't have a problem we are going to cross our fingers and give it a try. The awning should be here in two weeks.
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The only issue I've had with the Alumaguard on my Carefree awning is the front arm stands off just far enough that the stowing slide lock won't fit over the locking hook. The rear one is tight, but it drops in. I haven't messed with adjusting the arm yet. I may just have a slightly longer hook made, or maybe have an extended "U" bracket made.

The trailer is not being towed right now and it looks good sitting in the yard. I'm glad I ordered the Alumaguard. I'd do it again. Next time I'd remember to order the strap.

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Carefree User Manual

When I installed the new awning fabric, I followed the installation instructions.

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This helped a lot.


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wow....that is a good looking awning...
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wow....that is a good looking awning...
I'm happy with the way it turned out. Thanks to my sons for helping get it put together.
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The problem I have had with the Alumaguard is that water leaks between it and the attachment channel and it soaks the awning and since the shell covers the fabric, it stays wet and rots.

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You know what's funny is that you guys are getting such great service from Scotties, but when I WALKED IN THERE IN PERSON, they didn't want to assist with my 36 yr old awning at all. Weird. Maybe I'll give them another chance next time I'm down there.
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