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Old 08-21-2008, 08:18 AM   #1
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replacing awning canvas.

Gang;

I have a 38 (guesing) year old 'Carefree' awning. the hardware is ok but the canvas is fershcizzle.

Why couldn't I replace the canvas with a good quality tarp, say a silver over brown one???

besides making the purists cringe,m I mean.
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:22 AM   #2
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It would be a lot of work making it fit. There is the cord at the top to hold it to the trailer that would have to be sewn in, and another one on the bottom to hold it to the roller. Also, most tarps are thicker than awning fabric, so it may not fit in the slots you have, plus it would roll up thicker on the roller.
The good news is the Carefree awning fabric is a lot cheaper than the fabric for Zip Dee.
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Here's one on Ebay for $120:It's even the right length for you (17')http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/A-E-17-Awning-Blue-Fabric-Rv-Trailer-Camper_W0QQitemZ140258536717QQcmdZViewItem
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I have an A/E I replaced it and it wasnt that much
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Terry;

I didn't like this part:

Blemish can mean small holes, scratches, scuffs, rust spots, etc.

but he DID say to ASK about the specific one. I'm thinking a 12x16 awning ought to work OK... might be worth looking at for forty bucks.
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one of my thoughts on this was that the fabric that was ON there really WAS like Andy said just painted (LIGHTWEIGHT) canvas!

modern poly tarps are far superior. far as securing it only need to ad a few more grommets and rings. It doesn't HAVE to be in the channel.

THANKS MUSTANG, though for the naswer!
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