Short rigid shell awnings - seeking source - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-15-2018, 11:41 AM   #1
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Question Short rigid shell awnings - seeking source

I have a very tiny LiteHouse Trailer for 2. It currently has a Carefree of Colorado bag awning. The canopy is about 75" wide.
The awning is in OK shape for it's age but getting the awning back in the bag, and getting the zippers to work is becoming more of a PITA. I can probably find a replacement bag canopy, but on a recent trip, I saw a small camper with a hardshell case for the rolled up canopy.

Does anyone know of a source for a hardshell canopy of this approximate size?
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Shady Boy might be worth a look. The case is around 4' long, so you could use it on the side or the back. It opens out to 10'x6' and weighs only 14#.

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Old 07-15-2018, 03:33 PM   #3
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I completely cut off the "bag" part and now I just slide the awning's Keder welt into the track, sans bag. When I'm done, I just slide it out, fold it up and stow it. Takes up much less room and weighs less when "set free" from the bag.
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I took of my carefree awning of the same size due to the end of the bag starting to rip. I replaced it with an 8 foot long Dometic awning. I had to take off the old rail and order an new rail with a 90 degree angle because the Dometic awning hung down a lot lower then the carefree and had to be installed further up on roof.
Also this awning went over the front and back curve of the Boler by about 3 inches but I just let it hang over into the air.
Instead of just a rivet in the last hole I could attach to the fiberglass I used a 1/4 bolt with a Fender washer on the inside toped off with an acorn nut.
Works great.
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Carefree will repair or replace your bag. They are great to work with. Call them first, It will save you a bunch of money.
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