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Awnings...

Unread postby badbillybiker on Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:41 am

Is the canvas very expensive or worth replacing or the better option is to just remove the whole assembly and off it?
The offending item is a A&E unit on a 270.. All like new except aging canvas...
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Re: Awnings...

Unread postby diskman on Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:23 pm

Last time I looked, eBay had replacement awning material with instructions for 200 bux. Not too bad considering. I would LOVE to have an awning on my 270..
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Re: Awnings...

Unread postby 77Travco on Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:34 pm

I love my awning and would definitely replace the material if needed. I don't think it's a very hard job but you will need an extra pair of hands. Don't throw away the hardware if you do decide to take it off.
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Re: Awnings...

Unread postby RobC on Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:11 pm

I took mine off to complete the gel-coat rehab and also looked at new fabric. Zip Dee has whatever you need but I remember it being kinda steep for new canvas. We have an RV salvage place down here that has all kinds of awning/material but If I do it I am going new. It a big piece of material and if it's ratty looking it will detract from the overall sweetness of my rig....

My awning parts are in pretty good shape but a few broken fittings and what not. Zip Dee has all the replacement parts as well.

http://www.awningsbyzipdee.com/68901.html
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Re: Awnings...

Unread postby badbillybiker on Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:20 pm

Thanks for the NFO.. As I am not an awning fan, might just remove it for better mileage...
Haven't any reason to awningfy any campsite I would go to... More travelling than anything..
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Re: Awnings...

Unread postby 72twodoor270 on Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:59 pm

I would love an awning for mine. I have been hunting around for them on craigslist but they are all for straight side RV’s/trailers.

Is there a parts list or specific model/type we need for Travco’s?

Seems like the curved arm setups for Airstreams would work, but it would be nice to know what to look for incase I find one that is remotely in my price range…
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Re: Awnings...

Unread postby KB2CRK on Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:16 pm

Nessie has an older Zip Dee on it. I am going to need a couple parts in the next few years as the arms have some wear on them.
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