Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
 

Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Tech Forums > Maintenance and Repair
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-30-2021, 01:24 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1
State: Oklahoma
Posts: 14
THOR #23411
Awning Fabric Replacement

New RV’er here…
We took our “new to us” Axis 24.1 in to Camping World for a few repairs. One of the repairs is to replace the awning fabric. It’s bee there over 6 weeks! They keep telling me the part is backordered. I get that. I work in an industry that is experiencing shipping delays and production issues. They can’t seem to get an accurate ETA from the supplier? I’m also learning the frustrations of dealing with RV mechanics/techs. Ugh!

Can someone please help identify the size/width awning fabric I need for a 2015 Thor Axis 24.1? If you’ve replaced the fabric and have a part number that would be amazing! Ours is being held hostage by the Camping World folks. I can’t imagine that there is only one supplier of awning fabric. I am tempted to start doing their job for them.

This forum is AMAZING! So much knowledge and information being shared.

__________________
Ironman1430 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2021, 02:02 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Chateau 24F
State: Ohio
Posts: 2,270
THOR #16721
I'm sure Thor buys power awnings by the semi load. It's just a matter of finding a model/manufacturer stamped on the case somewhere. First place I'd look is YouTube for a how-to vid. Then start browsing Amazon for the vinyl material.

Our black awning is only two years old, but has always had a rainbow-effect oily stain on it in spots. It's a REAL PIA to scrub the bottom of that awning! And nothing I've tried so far removes that stain. Might be doing a search myself... the kicker might be the $$$.
__________________
Chateau_Nomad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2021, 03:06 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2016 Thor Outlaw 29H
State: Tennessee
Posts: 574
THOR #13869
Did you do a "google" search?
Our awning is looking like it is soon to need replaced, by the see through part closest to the RV where it rolls up.
I found even on Youtube, videos of how to do it yourself.
It doesn't seem too difficult if you have some help.
There are custom awning makers that make whatever design on it you want, only more expensive, and the one I inquired to was somewhat pricey, although custom design, and they did not service outside of Arizona.
Surely you can arrange some helpers to get the job done yourself after rescuing your RV from hostage during prime season.
I believe you measure width from arm to arm, and not the actual fabric measurement width.
I am getting ready for mine, but I think it will make it till winter time.
__________________
.....
Rusty
10scDust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2021, 01:59 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Brand: DRV
State: Missouri
Posts: 9
THOR #17345
Highly recommend you rescue your RV from Camping World and bring it home. We just replaced our awning fabric with new from StoneVoss. Located in Florida, they will guide you thru the measuring process and fabric selection. They have a 10 year NON PRORATED warranty and are fabulous to work with.
__________________
henry7635 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2021, 02:27 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Hurricane 31S
State: Texas
Posts: 3,506
THOR #6411
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ironman1430 View Post
New RV’er here…
We took our “new to us” Axis 24.1 in to Camping World for a few repairs. One of the repairs is to replace the awning fabric. It’s bee there over 6 weeks! They keep telling me the part is backordered. I get that. I work in an industry that is experiencing shipping delays and production issues. They can’t seem to get an accurate ETA from the supplier? I’m also learning the frustrations of dealing with RV mechanics/techs. Ugh!

Can someone please help identify the size/width awning fabric I need for a 2015 Thor Axis 24.1? If you’ve replaced the fabric and have a part number that would be amazing! Ours is being held hostage by the Camping World folks. I can’t imagine that there is only one supplier of awning fabric. I am tempted to start doing their job for them.

This forum is AMAZING! So much knowledge and information being shared.
Thor MC puts a list of all accessories and options on the inside of bedroom closet door. This list includes the serial number and manufacturers. Most of the class A gas coaches use Carefree of Colorado Latitude patio awnings (my coach does). The class C usually use Dometic and LCI patio awnings
__________________
Jim & Roy Davis
2016 Hurricane 31S
1961 Rampside in tow
Beau388 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2021, 06:15 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Florida
Posts: 13
THOR #6872
I just ordered new awing fabric from Carefree, got it within a few days and hired a mobile rv repair guy to install it. The whole thing was done in a week. Just measure the old fabric for the correct size. Mine was over size and I just cut it to the correct size. Will I cost a fraction of what CW will charge, if they ever get around to it.
__________________
jjcrawfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2021, 08:29 PM   #7
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Pennsylvania
Posts: 30
THOR #3655
I ordered my fabric from original manufacturer, carefree of Colorado, it was 15' wide by 8' tube to body. It came in about 2 weeks. I had an rv tech help me, it took two hours. 6 weeks is way out of line.
__________________
sroyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2021, 04:21 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1
State: Colorado
Posts: 22
THOR #2787
Get you RV back from Camping World, you will need to get the part number off your old awning. If you go to Carefree of Colorado website. It will give you the way to locate your part number off your awning and then you can order your new awning using the part number. It took 8 days to get new awning from Carefree of Colorado…. Good luck…
__________________
Firehawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2021, 04:34 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.2
State: California
Posts: 130
THOR #18202
i purchased my replacement awning from Carefree as did others that responded to this posting. Carefree's customer service was excellent.

I installed the awning myself without assistance. This required that I set up some rigging to align things. It was doable but not something I would do again without some assistance.

The project is not difficult, just awkward.
__________________
Bill in Redlands is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2021, 08:48 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Hurricane 31S
State: Texas
Posts: 3,506
THOR #6411
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ironman1430 View Post
New RV’er here…
We took our “new to us” Axis 24.1 in to Camping World for a few repairs. One of the repairs is to replace the awning fabric. It’s bee there over 6 weeks! They keep telling me the part is backordered. I get that. I work in an industry that is experiencing shipping delays and production issues. They can’t seem to get an accurate ETA from the supplier? I’m also learning the frustrations of dealing with RV mechanics/techs. Ugh!

Can someone please help identify the size/width awning fabric I need for a 2015 Thor Axis 24.1? If you’ve replaced the fabric and have a part number that would be amazing! Ours is being held hostage by the Camping World folks. I can’t imagine that there is only one supplier of awning fabric. I am tempted to start doing their job for them.

This forum is AMAZING! So much knowledge and information being shared.
If you are going to keep the coach, find a boat repair place or a home patio awning installer and have the place use your choice of Sunbrella Fabrics to make you a new patio awning. A 10 year warranty on all shade and marine fabrics.
__________________
Jim & Roy Davis
2016 Hurricane 31S
1961 Rampside in tow
Beau388 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2021, 08:57 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
ducksface's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2018 24.1 AXISSIXxSIX
State: Arizona
Posts: 5,218
THOR #13932
I have black, red and white sunbrella as a tire cover on my offroader.
10 years old, very minimal fade and no damage.
The fade may have come from washing it.

Fairly costly this sunbrella, but about 300 patterns and colors to choose from.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	0827211402~01.jpg
Views:	20
Size:	61.6 KB
ID:	33125  
__________________
Below is a link to most of my modifications either accomplished or pending.
https://www.thorforums.com/forums/f2...n-18996-3.html

Click on my pictures then click the pop-up for a full screen zoomable picture.
ducksface is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2021, 11:03 PM   #12
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: California
Posts: 2
THOR #24665
Awning

I searched for an RV repair co that makes "house calls". He met me where i was, identified the correct size/part number, sent me the website info to pick the color I wanted (not black!), he ordered it, and returned a month later to install it. Easy peasy. Best wishes.
__________________
Davis Joy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2021, 12:07 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: '17-Vegas 24.1
State: California
Posts: 2,087
THOR #13362
Quote:
Originally Posted by Davis Joy View Post
I searched for an RV repair co that makes "house calls". He met me where i was, identified the correct size/part number, sent me the website info to pick the color I wanted (not black!), he ordered it, and returned a month later to install it. Easy peasy. Best wishes.
I love Black, especially Sunbrella on my boat.
Doesn’t get “dirty white”

Per ducksface, I may consider Sunbrella when I’m ready to replace. Lasts s lifetime.
__________________
'17 Vegas 24.1
Fallbrook, CA
taylorbob1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2021, 02:09 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Omni XG32 GONE for good
State: Alabama
Posts: 1,387
THOR #22586
Quote:
Originally Posted by taylorbob1 View Post
I love Black, especially Sunbrella on my boat.
Doesn’t get “dirty white”

Per ducksface, I may consider Sunbrella when I’m ready to replace. Lasts s lifetime.
Color depends where you live. Black, or a dark color might be easier to keep clean but it absorbs sun/heat and that radiates down. A white, light grey, etc., is more temperature friendly but may show the dirt more. I prefer the function over the form.
__________________
2022 Renegade Valencia 35MB
2020 Ram 1500 Laramie
2021 Jeep Gladiator
2019 Harley Davidson FLHTC
2012 PT Crusader 355BHQ
chunker21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thor Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




All times are GMT. The time now is 07:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2