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Posted: 07/03/12 12:14pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just called Bear Creek. I would have to remove the awning and send it to them. They'll make a new bag and sew it on. I didn't ask how much but would think it would take close to a month to have this done. Will probably hold off till the off-season.

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I just checked back. $60 for the repair. Damn, I should of asked if that included shipping back... I'll bet not.

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You might look for a local tent and awning place . . . I have had two different repairs done at two different tent and awning places and have been very happy and thought that they were pretty reasonable.

I had the zipper replaced on my bag awning about 5 or 6 years ago at a local awning & tents place. They knew exactly what I was talking about on the phone and put in a bigger zipper and it has worked great ever since.

This year I had a zipper fail on one of my vinyl windows on the popup and ended up having to have the whole window and zipper replaced. Made a couple of calls and everybody all recommended a local Tent & Awning place. They did a great job and it works as good as new now.

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Posted: 07/12/12 03:59pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I hear you on the "less expensive option" part! $150 here just to resew it...that's not even talking a new bag.


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I have a wide format printing biz and a less expensive option that I find is taking it to my banner finisher. They sew/hem banners for me that are made out of a similar material. They hem an entire banner for $12. Said if I got the bag to bring it in and they could sew it all together. They even have a Stainless D ring to use instead of the corrosive metal D ring that was used originally and rusted.

Call your local sign shop and ask if they know of someone that can sew this type of material. You might find something similar and less expensive. $150 just to sew sounds salty.

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The local shop wants $200 to remake the awning bag. I was just looking to see if there was a less expensive option.

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I've got an 06 Starcraft PUP with the basic bag awning. The bag is not falling apart yet, but the 3 ribbons that tie up the awning before zipping up the bag have rotted away. A bit shorter each atime we camped, now there is nothing to tie together.

What is the best method to secure the awning now? I have not taken the bag off to inspect things, but I was considereing getting some 1" nylon webbing and buckles to cinch up the awning. The question lies in how to attach the webbing....the old tie strap was probably sewn on, I'll need to take the awning off and check things out.

In the meantime, if anyone has done this repair before please advise what you did.

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Tarponteaser wrote:

I've got an 06 Starcraft PUP with the basic bag awning. The bag is not falling apart yet, but the 3 ribbons that tie up the awning before zipping up the bag have rotted away. A bit shorter each atime we camped, now there is nothing to tie together.

What is the best method to secure the awning now? I have not taken the bag off to inspect things, but I was considereing getting some 1" nylon webbing and buckles to cinch up the awning. The question lies in how to attach the webbing....the old tie strap was probably sewn on, I'll need to take the awning off and check things out.

In the meantime, if anyone has done this repair before please advise what you did.

Thanks


If I was in your situation, I'd consider putting in some velcro instead of nylon straps with buckles. You can get the double sided velcro straps here. Cut to length & sew on.

I don't have any straps on my awning bag; I just hold it in place while the DW starts to zip up the bag. Once the bag is zipped up about 2' the awning stays put.


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I've been talking to the Mrs about getting this job taken care of and now seems like a good time to do it. The bag's barely hanging on as of our last trip at Halloween last year. I can pull it off and ship it now without missing it. Summer's coming and camping season will be here before we know it (smiling like a butcher's dog) so I'd like to get'r done.

Has anyone tried Bear Creek? How was the quality of the bag and sew job? What was the shipping like? Having the experience, any advice?

Thanks so much for your input in advance! Here's to the fast approaching camping season of 2013!

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