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How To Replace RV Patio Awning Fabric — Carefree of Colorado Power Awning

How To Replace RV Patio Awning Fabric — Carefree of Colorado Power Awning

For anyone who thinks they can’t replace RV patio awning fabric themselves… don’t pay a shop to do it before you watch this video first! Fabric replacement is a DIY trifecta: easier than it looks; a big money saver; and better quality. Just follow these simple steps to new awning glory. Huge sense of satisfaction? Priceless!

We just hate the idea of fellow RVers overpaying for inferior results, when they can easily complete a project themselves. In this video we’ll show you step by step how easy it is to replace the old fabric on a powered Carefree of Colorado patio awning, which is a very popular style. This particular model does not have a UniGuard that covers the awning when it’s fully retracted, so no “soft-connect” (the short piece of fabric that connects from the RV’s awning/gutter rail to the UniGuard) is needed.

Another twist in this video… instead of demonstrating this one ourselves, or even having Tyler (our usual expert guest installer) helping out… Christie from Tough Top Awnings will be turning the wrenches. She’ll be assisted by John and her daughter, Jordyn. Although Christie is clearly in the “biz” she’s not an installer, and has never provided anything more than a minor assist on a couple of installations before. Here she shows just how easy a project like this can be, even for a non-professional.

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David Knapp

Wednesday 12th of January 2022

Our Carefree of Colorado-powered awning has two horizontal folding arms and no vertical arms for support, part number GW1928D00WRB installed on our 2017 Lance 1985 Travel Trailer. We haven't found a video yet showing the replacement of that fabric. I can see some parallels to the awning in this video you have, but I don't want to screw up the replacement as during partial awning deployment there is no access to the inside of the RV. Have you seen this model done yet?

TheRVgeeks

Wednesday 12th of January 2022

Hi David! We haven’t seen that model, but we chatted with Tyler of Tough Top Awnings today. He’s the absolute guru on this topic, and if you call him directly, he said he’d do his best to help out. (360) 980-0537

Sandy

Friday 25th of September 2020

We have a 2017 Ventana LE and started looking at the awning just to see if it needed replacement we have been in Florida now for a year. When looking at the awning found that when we retract it the arms fit against the rig but it won’t do that last turn on top where the rubber protector covers it. Maybe 1/2 turn. Is this what could have damaged the awning?

TheRVgeeks

Friday 25th of September 2020

Hi Sandy! If we're understanding correctly, it sounds like when your awning is fully retracted, the roller isn't completely rolling itself into the Uniguard? If so, then yes... having the fabric exposed to the harsh Florida sun could definitely have accelerated its wear, requiring it to be replaced earlier than it would have if protected. Although Carefree of Colorado patio awnings use a separate, small (about 2-4" wide but the length of the roller) piece of fabric to connect the Uniguard to the side of the RV... and then the awning fabric is connected to the other "side" of the Uniguard. So the small piece of fabric is ALWAYS exposed, no matter what... and so it ages fastest. If that's what failed, then that's "natural" and having the awning completely rolled up into the guard wouldn't have stopped that.

Since your awning SHOULD roll completely into the Uniguard when it's retracted, there's definitely something that's not right. It could be as simple as the fabric having shifted on the roller/Uniguard, which can cause it to roll-up unevenly. Or it could be the result of damage to the arms and/or roller tube itself. It's hard to say without being there to see it ourselves. If you're planning to replace the fabric yourself (totally a doable DIY project as you've seen, LOL!), you could ask Tyler at Tough Top Awnings (call 360.953.3299) about it before ordering the fabric. But if you're not comfortable doing it yourself, definitely have a local professional check it out for you.

mcfaddens3yahoocom

Tuesday 16th of June 2020

Thank you for making it look so easy, of course everything is easy when you know how! You guys have really helped me I appreciate it.

TheRVgeeks

Tuesday 16th of June 2020

Thanks so much for letting us know! Always so nice to hear. ☺️

Roger B

Sunday 14th of June 2020

WOW! That was easy. Thanks for the great instructional video.

TheRVgeeks

Sunday 14th of June 2020

Thanks Roger! We thought the same thing, especially after how much more involved it was to replace our Dometic power awning fabric. This was a downright snap!

Anliker Greg

Sunday 14th of June 2020

Great video, thanks! I think we will do it ourselves,

TheRVgeeks

Sunday 14th of June 2020

Thanks so much! Awning & slide topper replacement is our very favourite DIY project. We always say "Friends don't let friends pay someone else to replace their awnings!"

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