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Old 07-21-2009, 03:34 PM   #1
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I Need Awning Fabric Help!

I am trying to find fabric with vertical blue and white stripes like my original Carefree awning came with. Carefree of Colorado has Acrylic fabric with stripes but cannot attach weather guard fabric to it. It needs to be protected by Alumaguard cover but they don't make that available for curved arm awnings. It is sad that I can't find vinyl in stripes that will fit my 40+ year old curved arm awning. Any one out there that knows of a source for this material please let me know. I wanted to keep it all Carefree but once again the OEM has seen fit to move to a different style/pattern on their awning fabric. I have seen vertical striped material by Sunbrella but one would have to have it stitched together and have polycord added as well as some type of weather guard. That would be just too labor intensive to be cost effective. Please, Can anybody help? Ed
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OK, couple of things. Do you have a picture you can e-mail to a source for comparison to what they have/can get? I have been working w/a couple of wholesale upholstery dealers on some window covers I want. I wanted a particular fabric and both can get it. One is here in the Denver, CO area and one is in Seattle. If you can supply a pic and real good description, one or both might be able to help you.
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We added an aluminum cover to our Carefree on the Caravel several years ago. C&G in Bellflower had several used aluminum covers. I was able to have them cut one to the length needed. We then removed the vinyl awning and took it to a boat canvas guy. He cut off the first wrap of vinyl, which was beginning to go bad, and sewed in the plastic bead needed. We then put the awning back on the trailer.

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As far as Sunbrella, the awning on our newly purchased '83 Excella has a Zip Dee on the patio side as well as street side and rear window. All original equipment. The were all very dirty. I washed them well, let them dry, then treated them with 303 High Tech Fabric Guard (that's what Sunbrella uses) and they look and shed water like new. They are not as stiff as new, but they look great and work just fine. I think they may have spent most of their 25 years rolled up.
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If you are looking for the fabric that is on my awnings, you may be out of luck. Sunbrella discontinued this pattern recently. According to Zipdee, my street side awning was made with the last piece that they had in stock.
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Man, I hope they got my rear window awning done and shipped before they did yours???
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When we went to pick out the Sunbrella fabric the 6 inch plain stripes were no longer in the book.
There are about 60 or so stripped patterns in the book. Only 3 or 4 that seemed to fit the Vintage mold, and each came in 5 colors. We settled on a 4 inch strip with 2 smaller ones on each side. The shop that did ours said the fabric we picked only came in 36 inch widths. He was hoping to find 48".
Material for the 9x7 awning came to $220. Labor another $200. Pricey compaired to factory material but well worth the look.

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Old 07-21-2009, 09:09 PM   #9
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If you are looking for the fabric that is on my awnings, you may be out of luck. Sunbrella discontinued this pattern recently. According to Zipdee, my street side awning was made with the last piece that they had in stock.
Richard, That was my original thought to go with the white and blue stripe. ZippDee won't even sell me awning fabric because my 40+ year old awning is a Carefree. I have been looking at all the web sites to find someone still selling the vertical striped fabric. Carefree has it in Acrylic (stock # R-016) but won't sell it without Alumaguard and that doesn't work with curved arms. Sunbrella has a blue with gray stripe on their web site that I may have to go with but I will have to find someone to sew it into an awning 11'3" wide as the material is 46" wide. Then it would need to have a weatherguard added as well as the polycord. Ed
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We added an aluminum cover to our Carefree on the Caravel several years ago. C&G in Bellflower had several used aluminum covers. I was able to have them cut one to the length needed. We then removed the vinyl awning and took it to a boat canvas guy. He cut off the first wrap of vinyl, which was beginning to go bad, and sewed in the plastic bead needed. We then put the awning back on the trailer.

Never been sorry.

As far as Sunbrella, the awning on our newly purchased '83 Excella has a Zip Dee on the patio side as well as street side and rear window. All original equipment. The were all very dirty. I washed them well, let them dry, then treated them with 303 High Tech Fabric Guard (that's what Sunbrella uses) and they look and shed water like new. They are not as stiff as new, but they look great and work just fine. I think they may have spent most of their 25 years rolled up.
Jim, My fabric is so badly stained and ripped that nothing can bring it back to good. I'll have to go another route but thanks for the tip on the 303 fabric guard. Ed
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Carefree of Colorado - Fabric Catalog by Recasens USA

Click on swatches. I think there is a total of 76 colors available They have the blue and white stripes. That is the color we had as well, but we picked something a little different this time. The aluminum guard looks and works great. I adjusted the arm length a little longer so it cleared the stove vent on our 72 sovereign. We choose the one piece awning, it makes for a very clean look. You will need to go to a local RV Dealer to order it. Take a print out of the color and the website with you. Make sure to make a very noticeable notation that you want vertical stripes. I think the new fabric was about 475.
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Thread: I Need Awning Fabric Help!

Greetings Ed!

Have you tried any of the canvas awning compaies in the Quad Cities? There are several that specialize in custom-made awnings, and may be able to supply a fabric that suits your needs as well as prepare the fabric for installation.
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Kevin, I have already spoken to Sears Awning in their office in Moline. They use sunbrella fabrics but don't make any awnings with the vertical stripes. Thanks for the other leads though, I will check them out. Ed
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Carefree of Colorado - Fabric Catalog by Recasens USA

Click on swatches. I think there is a total of 76 colors available They have the blue and white stripes. That is the color we had as well, but we picked something a little different this time. The aluminum guard looks and works great. I adjusted the arm length a little longer so it cleared the stove vent on our 72 sovereign. We choose the one piece awning, it makes for a very clean look. You will need to go to a local RV Dealer to order it. Take a print out of the color and the website with you. Make sure to make a very noticeable notation that you want vertical stripes. I think the new fabric was about 475.
Bill, I have spoken at length with Carefree. They only have striped fabric in Acrylic and they only sell it with Alumaguard metal covers. They say that Alumaguard won't fit on curved arm awnings and I really don't want to completely replace my awning. Since the fabric is all I need I guess I will continue to search the differnt vendors until I find something I feel good about. I will keep on looking. If anyone has a source let me know. Thanks, Ed
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