Bigfoot Norseman Awning Replacement ??? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 06-22-2007, 07:23 PM   #1
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Hey all you Bigfoot owners !!! I need your help, again !

I have a 1980's era Norseman Sunburst Awning. Everything is in great shape except the awning itself....It has a tear in the upper left hand corner and is very brittle. (good ol' Alberta weather )

I found out a while ago that Norseman no longer makes recreational vehicle awnings...Has anyone replaced their original awning with something newer ??? I contacted an idividual in the US who sells A&E Domestic replacement awning but he had never even heard of Norseman...

I'd really like to kept the existing hardware because it works fine and want to keep the cost down...Those suckers are expensive !!! OUCH !

Thanks all ! Happy trails Mitch
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Old 06-22-2007, 07:33 PM   #2
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I think in Calgary there is a Tent and Awning company.I would try them for the awning .
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Old 06-23-2007, 07:20 AM   #3
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The "canvas" part is replaceable. Ches put you on the right track. You may have to remove the entire awning from the trailer, or maybe take the trailer to the awning company
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Old 06-23-2007, 05:04 PM   #4
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The "canvas" part is replaceable. Ches put you on the right track. You may have to remove the entire awning from the trailer, or maybe take the trailer to the awning company
Thanks Chester and Donna ! Good suggestions. I also put the question out to a locat BF dealer in town to see what they say. They are gonna give me a quote too....I'm ascared !!!! I know it's gonna be huge cash. I'll post when I hear back.

Chester , you reminded me of a previous post about Calgary Tent...I completely forgot and was thinking RV supply stores etc.. Thanks for goggling the brains for me !

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Old 06-23-2007, 09:27 PM   #5
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Thanks Chester and Donna ! Good suggestions. I also put the question out to a locat BF dealer in town to see what they say. They are gonna give me a quote too....I'm ascared !!!! I know it's gonna be huge cash. I'll post when I hear back.

Chester , you reminded me of a previous post about Calgary Tent...I completely forgot and was thinking RV supply stores etc.. Thanks for goggling the brains for me !

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No problem---any time.Good luck.
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Old 06-26-2007, 12:29 PM   #6
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I need to replace the canvas on my awning as well. Would like to know what Calgary Tent and Awning has to say and what they quoted you for price. Please keep us informed.
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Old 06-26-2007, 09:39 PM   #7
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When I wanted to replace our Norseman awning and keep the hardware I had a devil of a time finding out how to releive the spring tension so we could take it off. Now I have a copy of the orig. Norseman instructions...If you need them I can PDF them to you.

It was simple to do and an awning company sold me a new awning material for $200.00 US.

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Old 06-27-2007, 09:23 AM   #8
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When I wanted to replace our Norseman awning and keep the hardware I had a devil of a time finding out how to releive the spring tension so we could take it off. Now I have a copy of the orig. Norseman instructions...If you need them I can PDF them to you.

It was simple to do and an awning company sold me a new awning material for $200.00 US.

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Yes, please PDF the instructions to tamid@telus.net. I'm sure I will have replace mine soon as I've had to stitch it up a few times and the next rip is lilely to be the end of it.
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Old 06-27-2007, 11:27 AM   #9
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When I wanted to replace our Norseman awning and keep the hardware I had a devil of a time finding out how to releive the spring tension so we could take it off. Now I have a copy of the orig. Norseman instructions...If you need them I can PDF them to you.

It was simple to do and an awning company sold me a new awning material for $200.00 US.

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Thanks Paul ! I do have the original paperwork as well. Thanks for the offer. I currently have the entire awing with brackets lying on my garage floor. Looks like a giant square letter C... So we don't put any pressure on any part of the awning. I plan on going to Calgary Tent next week to get some info. Once I get a quote I'll post it. If figured around $200 also so thanks for confirming that it can be done !!! Mitch
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:32 PM   #10
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Thanks Paul ! I do have the original paperwork as well. Thanks for the offer. I currently have the entire awing with brackets lying on my garage floor. Looks like a giant square letter C... So we don't put any pressure on any part of the awning. I plan on going to Calgary Tent next week to get some info. Once I get a quote I'll post it. If figured around $200 also so thanks for confirming that it can be done !!! Mitch
Mitch or Paul,

Would really like to get a copy of the instuctions for relieving the spring tension as I have a similar awning by Norseman. Please post here or PM. Thanks a lot.
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Old 06-29-2007, 04:56 PM   #11
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When I wanted to replace our Norseman awning and keep the hardware I had a devil of a time finding out how to releive the spring tension so we could take it off. Now I have a copy of the orig. Norseman instructions...If you need them I can PDF them to you.

It was simple to do and an awning company sold me a new awning material for $200.00 US.

Paul
Hi Paul, I was searching for the manual you mention in this reply for the sunburst awning. Would you be able to send me a PDF copy as well??I would really appreciate it! ds.tiefenbach@sasktel.net

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Hi Paul, I was searching for the manual you mention in this reply for the sunburst awning. Would you be able to send me a PDF copy as well??I would really appreciate it! ds.tiefenbach@sasktel.net

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Hey Tamid and Shelley R !
I just sent you both a copy of our Norseman Awning brochure. Hope you get it. If there's problems just email me again !!! Mitch
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Old 07-05-2007, 11:43 PM   #13
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Hi There,
I have just seen this thread and would also really appreciate a PDF of the awning info.
Could you please send to lifeisagasgas at hotmail.com

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Old 07-06-2007, 12:24 AM   #14
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I have just seen this thread and would also really appreciate a PDF of the awning info.
Could you please send to lifeisagasgas@hotmail.com

Dave
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Done Dave !! Happy Trails all ! Mitch
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