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LI Pets 11-16-2009 05:23 PM

Replacing awning fabric
 
I need to replace the fabric with Sunbrella or I see a bunch of vinyl replacements on ebay for about $110-150.

It's just under 18', is there anyplace to buy it all ready to go at reasonable price?

I can buy the Sunbrella fabric 46" wide for about $9 per lin yd.


I would need about 13-14 yards or about $140, then I need to have someone sew it up and put the bolt ropes in etc., not sure what that would cost?

Anyone ever sew one themselves?

Lumatic 11-16-2009 05:38 PM

For what brand awning?

Your Sunbrella fabric price sounds low. If you can get it for that price I would like to know where.

LI Pets 11-16-2009 05:50 PM

The brand is unknown, even Andy couldn't id it!

I posted another thread asking that question.......


The fabric is all over Ebay.

Kevin245 11-16-2009 05:56 PM

Bob,

I bought two awning fabrics last year from RV Awnings Online - Guaranteed Lowest Prices and they were very helpful.

I believe Bugler bought his from them too.


You may want to give them a call with the particulars of your awning system.

Regards,

Kevin

LI Pets 11-16-2009 06:03 PM

They wanted $525 oooouch!!!

overlander63 11-16-2009 07:51 PM

If it's the awning I saw in the other thread (duh! it should be), awning material for a Carefree/A&E should fit. I got the Carefree material for our EZ Awn, and it went right in with little trouble.

LI Pets 11-16-2009 07:54 PM

Yes same parts in the other thread.

Where did you get it?

overlander63 11-16-2009 09:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LI Pets (Post 772204)
Yes same parts in the other thread.

Where did you get it?

I got it from Bob's RV Salvage, in High Springs, Florida. Cost me $150 for a 16 foot awning fabric. Yes, it was new in the packaging.

65Safari65 11-16-2009 09:23 PM

I got our replacement fabric off of ebay- it was new fabric from a huge awning that had a small hole at one end. We only needed 14' of the 20', so I got it and brought it to a sewing shop that makes curtains and other larger fabric thingys. They cut off the end with the hole, and all was good. I think the fabric cost about $60, and the "fitting" about $40. It's just a rubber cord on each end (the "gimp") sewn in. It was surprisingly easy to replace the whole thing, but it was definitely helpful to have a friend there. A bit awkward with the big tube in the air... It's worked great for the last five years (did the torsion bars at the same time).

If I had gone with new fabric, tube, and torsions, it would have been about $1000.


Brad


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