fabric is easy to replace, it just slides into a groove on the camper and another groove on the roller tube. It will take 2 people to remove the old canvas and install the new piece. Typically there are 2 screws through the bracket on the camper to prevent the material from slipping out during use, so those will have to be removed before attempting to slide the old piece out and the new piece in. If you know the measurement of the awning,(from center to center of the upright brackets) you can look on ebay for a replacement awning material. They are not too pricey, and they are cheaper than buying a complete awning. Just make sure to have the awning rolled all the way out before trying to remove it or install the new material.