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Old 11-20-2010, 07:11 PM   #1
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Removed AE awning> is frame and roll reusable?

my awning was a source of various window leaks, simply bc AS sat forever and behind the awning roll became a makeshift compost and water stood and trickled down for years and caused vulkem around windows to be compromised. I removed awning roll and frame but I had to cut the material. The rail that awning slid in is riveted on roof and I plan on removing and riveting holes. Can this roll and frame be reused or should I scrap it? Thanks
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:19 PM   #2
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Don't scrap it!!
There is a demand for the A&E hardware among the vintage crowd. Myself included. Unfortunatly just bit too short for me.
Post it on the classifieds and it will bring joy to someone and cash to you.

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Old 11-20-2010, 07:22 PM   #3
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Thank you Tom
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:29 PM   #4
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Benny you may want to rethink that idea. It is nice to have an awning and it also helps for resale value. A&E makes replacement fabric anfd can be purchased from any RV dealer. If it is perfectly functional then replace fabric, reinstall and with regular maintenance it will not cause you any problems. More than likely lack of maintenance and age caused the vulkem to fail.
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:36 PM   #5
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Thank you Chris I will definitely hold on to it. One handle is missing, other than that everything else looks good. Beside the fact I do not know how to operate it!
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Hi Bennyg,

You'll find varing opinions on awnings. Some love them, some don't, but the arms and roll have value and it would be a shame to see them get scrapped.

As for removing the awning rail...any penetration in the shell is a potential leak point so the riveted holes will still require periodic attention.

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If you have the original Armstrong A/C, be sure and check the hole where the power cables and freon lines go thru the top of the trailer. I had a terrible leak, thought it was the awning but was the A/C. Water would stream down the curb side window. Took a lot of vulkem but finally got it stopped.
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Hi there ... I have just bought my first airstream ever, a 1964 22' safari which has the same structure for the awning. It is however missing the inner strut on the right hand arm... I wonder if that part could be the same in yours ... Assuming you haven't sold them already .... Obviously it would make more sense to sell the entire contraption if you are able ... Just enquiring.
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Sorry ... Didn't read the other replies ... Good on you for keeping it ... Best rob
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