1999 Coleman Niagara Awning repair

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Repairs & Maintenance' started by Spawndn72, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. Spawndn72

    Spawndn72 Member

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    My bag awning fell off the camper this weekend. The thread holding the bag to the rubber strip finally gave up the ghost. The bag and the rubber strip are fine.

    We rarely used the awning as it seemed to be more trouble than it was worth. For the most part it is in very good shape, but the poles aren't exactly smooth when extending them and if the wind got up, it was pain to try to put it back up, etc.

    So, how easy is it to sew the bag back to the rubber strip?
    And is there a better option if I buy a new one? - One that is easy to extend and put back up if the wind gets up?
     
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    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member

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    Truth, is , i ment to fix mine but never did. I did get a portable screen shelter. Easier, and cheaper. Some use the speedy stitcher to sew it themselves.
     
  3. Bultacobill

    Bultacobill New Member

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    My awning is at an auto interior shop having them same piece repaired and a new bag zipper replaced. I will let you know how it turns out and how expensive it is when it’s done.
     
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    Jenkamus Active Member

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    I made an awning but my husband didnt want a bag hanging off the side. We just slide it off and fold ours up and lay it on the bunks before we lower the roof. When we set up, we just slide the keder rope in the awning track.
     
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    Same thing happened to me. The thread all rotted out from water and sun damage over the years. Bag was salvageable, as was the keder strip. I bought a speedy stitcher and some thread. Took me the better part of a day or two to finish. It was super slow going, but in the end I got it all sewn back together. When you are done, put a little bit of Dawn or similar dish soap on the strip - makes it easy to slide back into the channel.
     

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