You didn't say whether it was a top or bottom that has pulled out, but either way you need to find out if the wood is rotted behind it. If it's solid it's possible to fix it with a little bit longer screws. just be careful that the longer screws don't create a problem inside the trailer. As for the fabric you can buy it at any rv store, or if your cheap like I am you can get it on ebay. I would say 16 foot is what you want.
Ron & Charlotte
WD8CBT since 1976
28' Prowler & 05 Ram QC LB
I started with nothing and I still have most of it left
I never fail, I just succeed in finding out what doesn't work
I had to repair the lower mounting points on a Class "C", due to rotted wood. The customer only wanted the unit to last a couple of more years before he scraped it out. He used it for hunting only. I used Git-Rot (found at marine dealers) and injected it back into the bad area.
I then made a couple of 1/4" aluminum plates, 4" X 8", that covered the bad areas (after the Git-Rot set up) and anchored those plates into the coach body with epoxy resin and self-drilling screws. Then I attached the lower mounts to the aluminum plates.
The customer actually had it for 4 more years and the plates were still securely mounted ... although there were many other things that were falling off this unit. When he scraped out the unit, he could not get the aluminum plates off the side of the coach.
I hope that this helps:
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My brother, who is a awesome handy man, came over and surveyed the bottom of the awning legs. He removed some staples from the black cloth covering the bottom of the camper and then pulled the siding out a bit. He was able to determine he was still under the floor and could feel the back of the mounting spot.
So he had two metal plates made and placed one on the back and front side of the siding under the mount and secured it with a 2 inch bolt!
He then tapped the siding back, stapled back the black cloth and caulked about the mount. Its WONDERFUL!
And then! Onto replacing the awning fabric! Using the instructions referenced in this thread for doing it without removing the roller or undoing its tension. Lots of work...
We practically ripped the old awning out because it was so dry rotted.
Then we put WD-40 on both the roller and the c-channel. With the material out, the roller had nothing to hold it! So with us afraid it would un-wind itself (lack of knowledge?), we held the roller in place on the arms, against its tension! And that's a lot of tension!
Then 3 of us inserted the new material into the roller and c-channel and walked it from one of the camper to the other.
I was so scared we were gonna tear it. Some where in there my brother did use a hack saw and a file on the roller, so that just worried me! But we didn't rip it! And there was once it came out of the c-channel and we had to back up a bit and re-start!
I ordered a 16' awning off of ebay for $155. The awning and its little ruffle valance thing came in two seperate pieces which helped with the installation.