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Old 01-03-2012, 06:35 AM   #29
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when i clicked on the fabric link i got this message from NORTON:
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I get a 404 error.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:10 AM   #30
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I get a 404 error.
The link as posted has an extra http in front of the address.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:59 AM   #31
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The link as posted has an extra http in front of the address.
that fixed it for me.
http://www.fabricmaven.com/stripes-baycrest-pacific-fabric-c-258-p-1-pr-17079.html

can a mod fix that link please?
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:31 AM   #32
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:43 AM   #33
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Well, it looks like this fabric works for both webspinner (Barbie) and I:

STRIPES - BAYCREST PACIFIC*::*Stripes*::*Sunbrella Awning and Marine Fabrics*::*FabricMaven Upholstery Fabrics

so that's going to be our new awning .

Now to see how to fix up that aluminum wrap.... and exactly how to determine the right length of awing.

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The Zip-Dee awning is officially 10 feet shorter than the trailer length, so your 25' Tradewind would take a 15' awning. The actual fabric length would be something like 14', 11 1/4".
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:04 PM   #34
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The Zip-Dee awning is officially 10 feet shorter than the trailer length, so your 25' Tradewind would take a 15' awning. The actual fabric length would be something like 14', 11 1/4".
Hmmm. Our trailer has the battery access door right where the lower rafter arm would attach with a 15' awning - so it looks like the fall back plan was a 14' awning. The attachment piece on the top of the trailer is definitely setup for a 15' awning.

In the picture you can see how the awning didn't roll up correctly until we increased the tension on the spring.

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Old 01-03-2012, 04:04 PM   #35
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Hmmm. Our trailer has the battery access door right where the lower rafter arm would attach with a 15' awning - so it looks like the fall back plan was a 14' awning. The attachment piece on the top of the trailer is definitely setup for a 15' awning.

In the picture you can see how the awning didn't roll up correctly until we increased the tension on the spring.

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From lookin at the photo, i tend to agree with a previous post...some of the metal slats look to be missing. That alone would make the awning too short.
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:13 PM   #36
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I don't think they are missing. I looks like they added a track BELOW the awning roll to mount the fabric. It appears there is a rain gutter (with fabric channel???) above the awning not being used?????

Either that or the whole assembly is mounted too high. See the fabric going straight up the side to the roll.

Wait! Is your aluminum metal slat just riding on top of the fabric? The fabric should fit in a slot at in the last slat so the slats are actually part of the awning roof when deployed and roll over the fabric to cover it when stowed. If the fabric AND the aluminum slats are BOTH attached to the trailer, that's why your material seems short.

What am I missing here?

That track has been added. It goes right across your vista window. More close up pics of the tracks and slats and top fabric mounts will clear this up. You may not need new fabric afterall if that's the case.
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The aluminum slats didn't roll up correctly in this photo; this was very difficult to do until I (this last weekend) disassembled the stuck main arm and got everything freed up and increased the tension on the spring; after that, the aluminum slats would roll up correctly as in the video posted earlier in this thread.

The awning needs to be replaced; much of the stitching is failing due to the use of (apparently) linen upholstery thread rather than the Dacron (polyester) thread one is supposed to use with Sunbrella.

The fabric was clearly not done by Zip Dee.

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But it appears in your last photo that the fabric is connected directly to the wall?????
Not sure about the old ones but not at all like mine is set up.
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I did not take time to examine each post, so this may have been already covered.

The extra handle to extend the awning is worth it's weight in gold. I had great difficulty extending the main arms fully so the rafter arm will attach.

If you flip the roller over from left to right the fabric will be right side up. But then you will have to take the fabric off the alumaguard and re- insert it the right way. That means you will also have to pull the alumaguard out of the track on the coach body and thread that in again too.
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...If you flip the roller over from left to right the fabric will be right side up...
I'm thinkin the trailer is upside down...was it ever in a South America Caravan?
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I did not take time to examine each post, so this may have been already covered.

The extra handle to extend the awning is worth it's weight in gold. I had great difficulty extending the main arms fully so the rafter arm will attach.

If you flip the roller over from left to right the fabric will be right side up. But then you will have to take the fabric off the alumaguard and re- insert it the right way. That means you will also have to pull the alumaguard out of the track on the coach body and thread that in again too.
Then the springs will wind the wrong direction. Fabric must come off both the wall and the roller....or do the spring assemblies come out the end of the tube easily? I've only ever disassembled an A&E.
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Hmmm. Our trailer has the battery access door right where the lower rafter arm would attach with a 15' awning - so it looks like the fall back plan was a 14' awning. The attachment piece on the top of the trailer is definitely setup for a 15' awning.

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You can attach the lower anchor point for the main arm above the compartment and shorten the arm. It works and I have seen it done, but I think it looks better with a 14' awning and a regular size arm.
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