I have an old A&E (Dometic) Catalina 2500 awning
. The fabric is torn and I wanted to buy a replacement awning
fabric. I have spoken with Dometic and they no longer make that model awning
or the replacement fabric for it. They are telling me that most replacement fabrics will not fit it bacause it has a 7' projection length instead of the current industy standard of 8'. They are also telling me that the polycord placement is different as well. Has anyone else run into this problem? One company suggested I find someone who makes custom awnings but I haven't looked yet. One company said I could I could just use the 8" even tho it would not roll all the way out. It would just mean there fabric would stay wrapped up and there would be no valance. Not sure what to do - but don't really want to have to buy a whole new unit if I can avoid it.