Just curious if any of you have replaced the canopies on your awning(s) yet?
I'm getting ready to replace mine. I admit that I didn't take care of them very well when new, and the undersides are badly mildewed. So of you may remember that I asked for suggestions on cleaning them, which I tried... but nothing really worked. Too far gone, so that's one reason...
The other is that the canopy on my main awning now has a nearly one-foot tear right up where it connects to the rig. This happened 2 weeks ago. The wind blows constantly during the day here at about 15 kts, with occasion STRONG gusts topping 40 kts! But with temps still above 100 degrees each day, keeping those awnings out to shade the rig from the sun bearing down really helps in cooling the rig. So I attached my Sunblocker to it, and tied it down with 4 points to stablize it. That worked well for a few days... until I returned to back to the rig one day to find the awning torn.
Needless to say, I removed the Sunblocker and no longer have it tied down... but I now have a good reason to replace it.
I called Carefree and got quotes on replacement canopies, which weren't as expensive as I thought they'd be (a little over $250 each), and will provably be ordering them this week (even though only one is torn, gonna replace both)... but, as I know this isn't a one-man job, now I've gotta figure out how to remove the old & install the new.
Of course, I've read the instruction sheets, and watched a YouTube video... but just wondering if any of you have done this and have any pointers?