First 6 Inches of Awning Damaged by Hail

by Paul
(Rolla, MO)

Question: I have a 7 year old horse trailer and my awnings were damaged by hail whilst rolled up. Only the exposed 6 to 8 in closest ches were damaged. this is the strip closest to the trailer. Can I cut this off and shorten the awnings? If so how should I go about doing it?



Robbie: NO, you cannot shorten the awning fabric. The tention arms are designed to work with the fabric length you have now, it is not that expensive to have the fabric replaced and this is what I recommend. By the time you had the fabric removed, cut and installed, you will wish you had replaced the fabric new anyway.

Good Luck and don't have the awning cut...
Robbie

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Aug 23, 2015
Awning Repair
by: Nancy T.

Instead of shortening my awning that had this problem, I had only the 8 or so inches that were damaged replaced. This way the awning was not shortened. It works just fine. Fortunately it was one of the small awnings on my motor home. My big awning now needs the same type of repair however, I don't know if we can find a single strip if material that long. If not I was wondering if anyone out there knows if the material can be sewn together. All answers and comments appreciated.

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