How To Replace A Damaged Awning
Low-quality vinyl caravan awnings, constantly exposed to the elements, do not tend to last for very long. However, Xtend Outdoors' replacement RV vinyl awnings are made for durability and protection, manufactured from high-quality fabrics. Our RV awnings are custom-made to the size you need, and they’re available in various styles to enhance the aesthetic of your RV, caravan, or motorhome.
Our replacement vinyls are manufactured and assembled in Australia and made of PVC, a fabric that is particularly effective in fluctuating climates. Also, you get an industry-leading exceptional warranty period with your RV replacement awnings from Xtend Outdoors.
If you need a whole new awning or need to replace RV awning parts, have broken RV awning legs, a roller tube, an awning arm, or you need an entire awning replaced, contact Xtend Outdoors today.
Xtend Outdoors Awning Replacement
Replacing the vinyl can be done in two ways – either replacing only the vinyl or the roll and vinyl together. You may save some money by just replacing the vinyl. The job may look fairly simple, but removing the old vinyl and replacing it with new vinyl correctly and in the right position can be very challenging.
Don’t stress, our expert team at Xtend Outdoors can install your replacement vinyl, so you don’t have to lift a finger. Our replacement vinyls are suitable for most brands of roll-out awnings. They block out the harsh Australian sun and rain, and they're made from RipStop or Premium 4-layer vinyl, available in various colours to suit any style.
Replace RV Awning Fabric - DIY
If you’re a handyperson and want to replace your caravan awning yourself, here is a typical process and some tips. We would however, still suggest having our expert team install your vinyl so that you get the perfect fit.
Remove the old awning
This can be done by unrolling the awning and releasing the tension from the RV awning roller tubes. Then, remove the awning fabric from the awning tube and awning arm.
Inspect the RV awning hardware
Make sure that the awning arms and brackets are in good condition and that all the fasteners and brackets are secure. If any of the hardware is damaged, it should be replaced.
Measure the awning opening
This will help you to determine the correct size of the replacement RV awning fabric.
Purchase replacement awning fabric
To make sure the replacement fabric is of high quality and is compatible with your awning hardware, you can purchase premium quality, UV-resistant replacement fabric from Xtend Outdoors.
Attach the replacement awning fabric to the roller tube
This can be done by threading the awning fabric's stitched-in cord, also known as the spline, into the roller tube’s sail track.
Attach the roller tube to the awning arms
This can be done using the bolts or screws that come with your awning hardware.
Adjust the awning tension
Once the roller tube is attached to the awning arms, adjust the tension using the adjustment screws that come with your awning hardware. The fabric should be taut but not so tight that it is overstretched.
Secure the awning to the caravan
The vinyl should slide into the sail track on your caravan or RV. Brackets and fasteners will also come with your awning hardware.
Tips for replacing a damaged caravan awning:
- If you are replacing the awning fabric yourself, you will need a second person to assist you.
- Be sure to follow the instructions that come with your awning hardware.
- Check the awning tension regularly and adjust it as needed.
- Retract and pack down the awning whenever it is not in use, in heavy rain or any weather conditions.
- If you are replacing the awning fabric only, be sure to purchase fabric that is compatible with your awning hardware and style.
- If you are replacing the awning roller as well, be sure to purchase a roller that is the same length and diameter as your old roller.
- If you are not comfortable replacing the awning yourself, you can take it to Xtend Outdoors or call for the mobile team to come to you.
Reach Out to Xtend Outdoors Today
Xtend Outdoors offers onsite fitting services in most locations throughout Australia, and we also have a mobile service team that are experienced in RV awning replacements and installation. We are happy to travel to your location to measure, quote, and fit our RV awning products whether your van is in a storage centre, a house or a caravan park.
Shop online now, or visit us in our showroom at 19 Palmetto Street, Chevallum QLD, where you can choose from our amazing range of replacement vinyl awnings, RV awning repair parts, caravan awning accessories and more. To chat with a team member, call us on 1300 783 766 to find what you’re looking for or find our contact details here.