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Has anyone ever had an awning modified i. e. made larger to fit a bigger caravan. I have a nearly new awning size 900 and moving up to a bigger 'van approx 1020. Since the poles will fit the bigger size and the end panels will be the same is it worth getting the mods done? Next question:- does anyone know of a company that would do this type of modification.

 

JTS

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Hi,

It's perfectly feasible to enlarge an awning. This is achieved by inserting an extra triangle of material into the roof section (usually one at each end) to increase the length of the awning rail side. A new rail beading is then attached for the full length.

The length of the front is unaltered so the result is a trapezoidal awning.

There are many companies offering to make these alterations at a reasonable cost, but you may start by looking at the Canvas Repair Centre in Burton on Trent or East Yorkshire Awning & Tent Repairs in Hull. I'm sorry but I don't know of any companies in Wales that offer this service.

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Gordon.

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Ditto the above.

 

We had this done using the Canvas Repair Centre and can't praise highly enough the job they did, even down to collecting and returning the awning. From memory it was all done and dusted in about four days.

 

Be aware though, we were advised that this mod is only possible up to 1 metre, so whether you'll be able to squeeze the extra 20cm I'm not sure.

 

Paul

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Glad to help and we'd be interested to know how you get on.

Regards,

Gordon.

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Hi, we have had numerous awnings altered over the years, all done by the Canvas Repair Centre, Burton on Trent. Luckily I only live a few miles away so was able to deliver and collect myself. However, if you ring them they will arrange collection and return delivery of your awning for you. Please mention Caravan Talk when you ring.

 

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:) Hi JTS, I had an awning repaired in Gwent Camping & Awnings, Newport, (01633 211403). Don't know if they do postal work though. Try asking at your local awning or camping sales places, they should know someone.

Good luck, Mikey :)

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Has anyone ever had an awning modified i. e. made larger to fit a bigger caravan. I have a nearly new awning size 900 and moving up to a bigger 'van approx 1020. Since the poles will fit the bigger size and the end panels will be the same is it worth getting the mods done? Next question:- does anyone know of a company that would do this type of modification.

JTS

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Hi JTS

try this list for awning repairs and atteration

Repairs webb page http://www. awningrepairs. co. uk/

Repairs webb page http://www. falconleisure. co. uk/

Repairs webb page http://www. pennineoutdoor. co. uk

Repairs webb page http://www. pointnorth. co. uk

Repairs webb page http://www. tentrepairs. com

Repairs webb page http://www. canvasrepaircentre. co. uk

Repairs webb page http://www. triopair. co. uk

Repairs webb page http://www. basecampuk. com/

lesure care tent services 01384 293193

Barkers of Blackburn Tele 01254 707 533

Foxwell http://www. foxwellproducts. co. uk/

Awning repairs http://www. awningrepairs. co. uk/

the Canvas Repair Centre, Burton on Trent

Gwent Camping & Awnings, (01633 211403).

Spare parts awnings http://www. tentawningclinic. fsnet. co. uk

I Know that tent valeting In Farnworth Near Bolton Greater Manchester Has A very good reputation for quality serivce, ask for advice and ask about arranging carage both ways

 

Dave

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Had an awning extended by Canvas Repair Centre.

 

Can't fault the work, looks great. At same time had awning altered to new fixing system (no rubber suckers). They arranged collection and return with no problems.

 

Do not know of restrictions on increase in size, mine was only 60cm.

 

Oldtimer

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