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Old 09-19-2016, 06:56 AM   #15
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I think the reason you had to order yours thru a dealer is because you got a roller that had to go by freight.

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Old 09-19-2016, 07:50 AM   #16
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I would think that by going back to Zip Dee would be the easiest and maybe even the best way to replace your awning. They still have old stock for most of the older patterns.
The Sunbrella canvas can be found online easily and ebay has it for about $20.00/yard and up.
We are currently making a rope & pole for our '58 Traveler. It isn't simple and there are hidden expenses like thread, needles, guides different feet and attachments. We already had the industrial walking foot machine and these materials will be used for other projects so I am not complaining.

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Old 09-19-2016, 07:52 AM   #17
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Wait a minute!

Go to EBAY, Search Sunbrella and pick your poison. Then take the awning roller (or in some places.....just take the Airstream) to an awning/tarp dealer. They will custom make and fit the Sunbrella to your Zip-Dee. My last big replacement cost less than 350 total.
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Old 09-19-2016, 12:05 PM   #18
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We have a 1998 34 ft Excella. The full side awning needs restitching. The dealer will arrange to have this done for us at NC. Given the age I thought I would see what it would cost to replace it with new Sunbrella fabric. The dealer's source would make us a new awning for $990 + tax. I also got a quote from a local awning and boat cover place we have used in the past. He quoted us $519. including tax, Canadian! Our roller, springs, frame etc are fine so this is just for the fabric and labour. SunBrella fabric is $20.00 Canadian a metre (39 in.) You may want to shop this in Canada.

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