RV Awning Repair Brattleboro VT

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Brattleboro Collision Center
(802) 503-0641
64 Old Ferry Road
Brattleboro, VT
Hours
Monday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Services
Body Shops, Detailing, Painting, Custom Work, Paintless Dent Removal, Welding
Service Types and Repair
Auto Fiberglass, Auto Frame, Auto Glass, Auto Unibody, Collision, Dent, Fleet, Post Inspections, RV

Brattleboro Tire
(802) 254-5411, 001-2004
558 Putney Road
PO Box 1786
Brattleboro, VT
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Brattleboro Tire
(802) 254-5411
558 Putney Road
Brattleboro, VT
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies, Airport Transportation, Taxi Services

D & G'S Hydraulic Hoses Parts & Service
(802) 365-7056
1977 Vt Route 30
Townshend, VT
Services
Auto Engines Service & Repair, Auto Service & Repair, Auto Paintless Dent Repair, Auto Inspection, Hydraulic Equipment & Supplies Dealers
Products
Transmission Flush, Auto & Truck Repair, Air Condition Service, Tires Mounted,
Payment Options
MasterCard, Discover, VISA

Bobs Service Center
(802) 257-1711
26 Depot Street
Brattleboro, VT
Services
Brake Repair,Electrical Repair,Mufflers Repair,Transmission Repair

Greene's Servicenter
(802) 348-1477
101 E Main St.
Wilmington, VT
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Memberships and Certifications
Certifications : ASE, Carquest
Services
Air Conditioning/Heating, Alignment, Alternator, Battery, Belts & Hoses, Catalytic Converter, Clutch Cylinder, Cooling System, Diagnostics, Drive Belt, Electrical System, Exhaust Systems, Filters & Fluids, Fuel Injector, Fuel Pump, Fuel System, Head Gasket, Headlight/Headlamp, High Performance Service, Ignition, Inspection, Muffler, Oil Pan, Oil Pump, Oxygen Sensor, Parts, Radiator, Restoration Service, Shocks & Struts, Spark Plugs, Starter, Thermostat, Timing Belt, Tune-Up, Water Pump, Window M
Service Types and Repair
Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, Auto Clutch, Auto Drivetrain, Auto Engine, Auto Interior, Auto, Bentley, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Classic Car, Diesel Engine, Dodge, Emergency Auto, Exotic Car, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Harley Davidson, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Lotus, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi, Motorcycle/ATV, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Porsche, RV/Bus, Saab, Saturn, Small Engine, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Truck, Volkswagen, Volvo

JB Auto, Inc.
(802) 257-5580, 001-2004
1751 West River Road
Dummerston, VT
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Shippee Auto, Inc.
(603) 336-5100, 001-2004
753 Brattleboro Road
Hinsdale, NH
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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A AA
Keene, NH
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Insurance, Towing, Roadside Assistance, Battery Rebuilding Repairing & Recharging
Hours
24 Hours Service

Napa Auto Parts
(802) 254-8729
92 Canal St
Brattleboro, VT
Services
Auto Parts, Car Washes, Car Detailing

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RV Awning Care

By William D. Siuru, Jr., PhD, PE   

Installing awnings on your RV can reduce interior temperatures by many degrees, decrease the heat load on air conditioners, block out the sun’s UV (ultra-violet) rays that can damage interiors, let you leave windows open during light rain and even give you a extra “room” to make outdoor living more pleasurable. Therefore, although relatively expensive, awnings are a good investment if you care for them so they last long enough for the investment to pay off.

Two types of awning materials are typically used �' vinyl or acrylic �' each with advantages and disadvantages. Vinyl awnings do not leak and are usually two-to-three hundred dollars less expensive for large canopies. Acrylic leaks, really it “breathes,” so moisture passes through and so does air, making them noticeably cooler underneath. Given proper care, both will last equally as long, though vinyl requires a bit more care. Tears in vinyl awnings are more easily repaired with commercial products like PlastiSeam.

Awnings should be cleaned at least every couple months during the seasons when the RV is regularly used, and more often in dusty and dirty environments. Use a cleaner specifically formulated for cleaning vinyl or acrylic material, not ordinary household cleaning products. A combination brush and nozzle connected to a garden hose, the type used to wash cars, is great for scrubbing off embedded dirt. You can often remove tree pitch from awnings by freezing it with ice cubes. This should allow the pitch to be broken off. However, tree sap is virtually impossible to remove. The best solution is to not park underneath trees.

Use a stepladder when cleaning or treating large canopies. Pull out the fully retracted awning in three foot segments, thoroughly cleaning each segment before pulling out the next three feet. Repeat the process to clean the underside. Then let the awning dry completely before rolling it up again. If you have to roll up a wet awning in a rainstorm, unroll the awning and let it dry out at the first opportunity. When taking an RV out of long term storage, unroll, then wash and treat the canopy, then let it dry out. If you store your RV outdoors, it might be a good idea to unroll and air out the awning a couple of times during the off season, on nice days.

Wind is an awning's greatest enemy. While awnings can easily handle a mild breeze, they cannot withstand strong winds, even those that are far short of gales and hurricanes. Unless, you can be absolutely sure that even a moderate wind will not come up, roll up awnings when you leave your RV for any significant period. Also it is a good idea roll up awnings at night. There are few things more unpleasant than waking up to the sound of a flapping awning in the middle of then night. Unless it is having to go outside and roll it up with the wind howling, or worse, in pouring rain. In cases of a serious storm, it may be too late to save the awning.

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