hi all i have a trio awning size 850cm from my old van which is in really good condition but my new van is only 800 has anyone any idea how you reduce the size of them, my other half is a seamstress and has a sewing machine, i have looked on line and companys charge about £100, but all funds were spent on my new van so just thinking of doing it ourselves
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Most awnings have triangular sections at each end of the roof. They are the parts that are altered. Don't try to cut any other parts as you would then be into altering panels, zips etc. Effectively the front edge stays the same and the triangles are adjusted to get the 'A' measurement correct. The only other thing to do is unpick and re-sow the beading from the triangles and down the sides.
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A DIY job really is out of the question because for starters you wouldn't be able to use a standard domestic sewing machine as the awning material is heavy duty fabric and reqires the right tools for the job. Industrial sewing machines and needles are designed for the application of heavy duty fabrics plus the workers that operate them are somewhat experienced in this particular trade. It would really have to be a professional job to achieve perfect results and that's why the cost is high because you are paying for a remanufactured product finished to a high standard of workmanship with quality results.
just put the awning up for the wife to have a good look and she decided she can do it by taking it in from the two triangle joints on the roof by the two sides after all what have we got to lose an awning that wont fit, will let you know how we get on
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