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Old 08-10-2012, 09:12 AM   #21
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Thanks, yeah, it's got fabric, but it's completely torn all the way across so it IS a two person job. I'm not sure if the springs are ok in it or anything, I just know that MOST of that parts are present and it seems to me that the ones that aren't, could be manufactured cheaply. I just haven't had time or the energy to lay it down and see what's going on with it.
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Thanks, yeah, it's got fabric, but it's completely torn all the way across so it IS a two person job. I'm not sure if the springs are ok in it or anything, I just know that MOST of that parts are present and it seems to me that the ones that aren't, could be manufactured cheaply. I just haven't had time or the energy to lay it down and see what's going on with it.
Scott, if you need a hand with handling the awning feel free to let me know or give me a call, I'm around this weekend. My awning fabric was torn across the top the way yours was. Once you finish the tear across the top, you'll need one person on each of the tube to lay it down slowly and maintain tension and slowly unroll it. Doesn't take long. I also have two pieces of hardware for you.

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Old 08-11-2012, 06:13 PM   #23
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Justin, thanks so much for stopping by today and checking out the situation. For everyone else's benefit, I'm now (thanks to Justin) only missing one piece of hardware to complete this project. Well, that piece and new vinyl, but I'm much happier to buy that as opposed to fitting an entirely new awning.

I appreciate everyone's input and assistance with this one.
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:17 AM   #24
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Hi scott.
Any pics for the progress? BTW what hardware do you need?
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:41 AM   #25
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Hi Gus, I don't really have any pics of the progress, per se, because all that's changed is Justin gave me the support arms, and mounts for the awning. This is the piece I'm missing.



We laid the awning down and inspected everything. It all appears to be in good shape and the retracting springs seem to be doing their job. My next task will be to find some fabric and a valance. I feel like I'm getting close now!
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let me double check if we have something like that..
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Well, I didn't want to post this and own up to it, but I suppose I should, as a caution for others.


Yesterday, when I took the trailer back to it's storage space, it was pouring down rain. In my haste and concern for not getting soaked, I forgot to bungee my awning back to the top of the trailer. As I pulled out of the driveway, the awning came crashing down onto the street beneath, cracking both end caps and breaking the internal spring.

It's an expensive lesson that I'll only have to learn once, but for now, I'll be looking at a new Dometic awning... sigh.

Justin, if there's any part that's salvageable, you're welcome to it. The arms are still fine, and obviously you can have the parts you gave me back.
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:20 PM   #28
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hi jim where did you get your fabric for your carefree awning? i have same awning...
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I purchased the awning fabric from PPL Motor Homes, Looking at
eBay saw several cheaper, however I have had great dealings
with PPL in the past, and free shipping. It came directly from Carefree.
Also I had concerns that a different weight material will not roll on those old awnings, not thrilled with the way it presently rolls, but it works. Old springs,
not great bearings etc. Would have loved to get the candy stripe, but
eventually will need to replace the awning hardware, so do it cheap.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:55 AM   #30
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i agree about the stripes haha! mine is old as well and took it down by myself that was interesting to say the least. i did get new end caps for it and want to put it all back together. busy trying to put trailer back together and as you know its been a hot one here. its like 110 and up in the trailer haha!!
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Well, I didn't want to post this and own up to it, but I suppose I should, as a caution for others.


Yesterday, when I took the trailer back to it's storage space, it was pouring down rain. In my haste and concern for not getting soaked, I forgot to bungee my awning back to the top of the trailer. As I pulled out of the driveway, the awning came crashing down onto the street beneath, cracking both end caps and breaking the internal spring.

It's an expensive lesson that I'll only have to learn once, but for now, I'll be looking at a new Dometic awning... sigh.

Justin, if there's any part that's salvageable, you're welcome to it. The arms are still fine, and obviously you can have the parts you gave me back.
Scott
we are really sorry to hear about your issue. We looked into the parts we have and we couldn't find anything similar.
do you have any reusable parts?
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:57 PM   #32
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Yeah, I do, Gus, thanks. I need to see if I can find some new end caps... it may turn out that they were the only casualty... I'm not really sure yet. I need to see if I can find a schematic on how they're assembled to determine if there are any other damaged parts.
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Out of Doors Mart usually carries Carefree caps. www.odmrv.com
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:29 PM   #34
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Yeah, thanks Kevin... it looks like they're out of stock at the moment. I'll call Terry in the morning.
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taylormade check with carefree they still have the paperwork for these awning they made copies and mailed to me gal was great help. the caps are impossible to find everyone is out but oasis in tucson here had some old stock i got 2 i think they may have more.
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Thanks Rick! I'll give them a call. I have the manual for the awning but I don't believe it shows the details of all the working parts if I recall correctly. I had quite the opposite experience when I called Carefree so I'm glad to hear that you got someone good!
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Hi Scott.
How are you? So what have you decided about the awning?
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I need to call the place in Arizona to see if they have the end caps still.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:18 PM   #39
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As an update, I went and purchased the end caps from Oasis in Tucson. It was quite an expensive lesson, however, as the pair of plastic caps ended up costing over $60. I hope to have them in the mail tomorrow and can try to reconstruct my hapless awning into something usable.
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OK Airstreamers, I am going to try and attach some photos. Hope you all can send me photos where all these parts go.
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