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Old 03-31-2024, 01:14 PM   #1
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Does awning need replacing?

For those who have a older manual awning.
Doing spring clean of the trailer, I noticed that stitches on the top side of the awning where it attaches to the trailer are missing the thread between the stitch holes. The bottom side looks normal, i.e. has threads between the stitch holes.

Does this need to be replaced or restitched? Other than a bit of discolouring the awning looks okay.
What does stitching on a new one look like?

Two images show the top side and one the bottom
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Old 03-31-2024, 05:13 PM   #2
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After a bit more detailed investigation, I removed the awning, fabric is shot.
It looks like the thread was not resistant enough and there were a few cracks in the vinyl edges.

Does anybody have any recommendation for quality replacement? Carefree replacement is very pricey to get here is Canada.
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Old 03-31-2024, 05:41 PM   #3
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They are pricey here in the US too
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Old 03-31-2024, 06:18 PM   #4
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Does anybody have any recommendation for quality replacement? Carefree replacement is very pricey to get here is Canada.
This thread will give you some brands to check out and highlight some pitfalls to avoid…
https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...ric-24548.html
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Old 04-01-2024, 12:01 PM   #5
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A friend of mine bought this awning from Amazon 3 years ago and it seems to be holding up well.


https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B09...0?ie=UTF8&th=1
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