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Old 06-14-2018, 12:41 PM   #1
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I'm pretty handy and so far, capable of fixing everything on my XT200 TT. Our 14 ' manual awning was recently damaged by wind and so needs to be replaced. My local dealer has quoted over $500 in labor to replace it, but I'm thinking I should be able to handle it.

I know that the weight and length will be something of a challenge, but have any of you ever done this on your own? If so, is it worth it to save the money? Or should I grit my teeth and let the dealer do it for me?

I'd appreciate any insights!

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Old 06-15-2018, 07:53 AM   #2
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I have considered replacing our 215wsk awning, but with a more vintage sunbrella fabric style with the scalloped edges. We have an electric roll-out awning. I contacted Dometic and received instructions on how to remove and reinstall an awning (great!) and it doesn't look too difficult. It would certainly be more than a 1-person job, but looks relatively straight-forward. Hope this helps!
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Do you mean the entire awning, or just the fabric? There was a post here a while back where someone detailed replacing their awning fabric. As I recall it wasn't that hard, just took some time.

edit: Here it is
http://www.funfinderclub.com/forums/...info-3555.html
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I'll be replacing the entire awning. Fabric, Roller, and frame. I read through that post though, and it does seem like the fabric will be the hardest thing to deal with, and that doesn't seem too tough.

I'm planning to do it on my own, partly to save some money, partly so I can say I did it.

Thanks for the link!
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Old 06-19-2018, 07:14 AM   #5
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Check you-tube for video on replacing your awning.
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