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Fabric and Hardware Colors

A fabric for every kind of RV Awning!

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Fabric Information®

Vinyl and Acrylic Fabric Advantages

Whether you are buying a new RV and customizing it to your needs, or simply looking to replace your RV awnings, most customers are faced with the big question: which fabric type do I purchase? While Carefree fabrics are all high quality, one fabrics attributes might suit your needs and lifestyle better than the other, so here is a little information on each!

Vinyl Fabric

Vinyl fabrics come standard with standard vinyl Weatherguard, or you can choose from optional Alumaguard, Uniguard or FLXguard fabric protection for when your awning is closed.Vinyl Weatherguard is a heavy-duty section of vinyl that wraps around your vinyl when your RV awning is retracted. Road grime, UV rays and pollution won't penetrate to the actual awning canvas, extending the lifetime of the fabric. Since vinyl fabrics are a laminated fabric, water will not soak through making them water-proof. Vinyl Weatherguard comes standard with most Carefree of Colorado vinyl RV awnings.

Vinyl RV awning fabric is mildew resistant, but not necessarily mildew-proof. Mildew, which forms on the dirt and dust that collects on a vinyl fabric, can be particularly troublesome in warm humid climates or if the fabric is stored when it is wet.

Acrylic Fabrics

Acrylic fabric is a woven cloth that allows air to circulate through the fabric. They can handle burning sun, drenching rain, freezing ice and snow, wicked winds,irritating dust and dirt, pesky bugs-you name it. The woven acrylic cloth can quickly dry and although not recommended, it is able to be rolled up when wet. Since woven acrylic is very breathable, the air constantly moving through the fabric means that the temperature under the canopy will stay cooler than under vinyl awning fabric. Since the patterns and colors are woven in the acrylic fabrics and not painted - you can trust that your canopy will stay vibrant for years.

Carefree of Colorado acrylic awnings are also protected with our exclusive, patented Alumaguard, Uniguard or FLXguard. Alumaguard is made up of several aluminum slats that hinge and wrap around your retracted awning canopy, providing unsurpassed protection for your awning fabric when not in use. Uniguard is a single piece of aluminum in the shape of your roller-tube, and wraps around your retracted canopy. FLXguard is made from a Carefree proprietary polymer-based material which has the look and protection properties of expensive metal wraps at an economical price. You must have Alumaguard, Uniguard or FLXguard in order to install acrylic fabric.

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RV Patio Awning Fabrics


Vinyl Colors for RV Patio Awnings

Carefree vinyl awnings feature superior construction with the most durable vinyl specs in the industry. The lower portion of a vinyl canopy is usually brightly colored with stripes or fades. The top portion is called Weatherguard, and it protects the fabric from sun, scrapes and exposure when the awning is rolled up.

Weatherguard color options are shown on top; canopy below.

For Carefree's Premium Vinyl, Dune Stripes, Shale Fades and Classic Favorites we offer scaled proportional fabric patterns to match window awnings to patio awnings. These fabrics feature proportionally smaller patterns to enhance the entire look of the outside of your RV.

These fabrics are shown as insets in the fabrics below.

Premium Vinyl Fabrics

Our premium vinyl awnings are made with a 15oz vinyl and are double-hemmed with long-lasting Gore Tenara thread. They are embedded with an antimicrobial agent to stand up against mildew. Built to last, these fabrics stand up to the light, weather and cleaners better than any other fabric and carry a 10-year warranty (see individual product warranty info for more detail). This 10-year warranty is for parts and freight, 1 year for labor.







The following vinyl awnings are made with a 13.5oz vinyl and are single-hemmed with traditional fabric thread. Built to last, these fabrics are more durable than competitive awning brands and carry a 1-year warranty (see individual product warranty info for more detail).

This includes Dune Stripes, Shale Fades, Classic Favorites.

Dune Stripes (Double-Sided Fabric)



Shale Fades (Single-Sided Fabric)



Classic Favorites (Single-Sided Fabric)




Carefree Acrylic Fabric for All Awnings

With only minimal care acrylic fabrics will not rot, mildew or deteriorate. The vivid color can't be removed or washed out because the color pigment is actually in the thread, so the color runs all the way through. The fabric keeps its beautiful color for years. It won't crack, peel or harden. Acrylic fibers are very strong and extremely durable.

Standard Acrylic Colors for All Awnings



Custom Acrylic Colors for All Awnings

Upgrade your Acrylic fabric to a custom solid or striped acrylic pattern!

More than 130 custom acrylic colors from which to choose!

acrylic color choices

Striped custom acrylic is not available for the Mirage.

All striped fabrics are horizontal. Vertical stripes are no longer available.


PolyWeave Vinyl



2 Polyweave available for select OEM installations and replacement canopies only. Limited color availability. Limited supply. Polyweave canopies are made with matching Polyweave Weatherguard.
3 Upcharge applies for Polyweave Fabrics.

Note: Color representations may not be accurate due to monitor display limitations. Please visit your Carefree dealer to view actual fabric samples.

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Companion RV Awning Fabrics


Vinyl Colors for Companion Awnings

Carefree vinyl awnings feature superior construction with the most durable vinyl specs in the industry. The lower portion of a vinyl canopy is usually brightly colored. The top portion is called Weatherguard, and it protects the fabric from sun, scrapes and exposure when the awning is rolled up.

Weatherguard color options are shown on top; canopy below.


Solids



1 Vinyl Weatherguard is available with Vinyl and Fullview Fabrics only.


Carefree Acrylic Fabric for All Awnings

With only minimal care acrylic fabrics will not rot, mildew or deteriorate. The vivid color can't be removed or washed out because the color pigment is actually in the thread, so the color runs all the way through. The fabric keeps its beautiful color for years. It won't crack, peel or harden. Acrylic fibers are very strong and extremely durable.

Standard Acrylic Colors for All Awnings



Custom Acrylic Colors for All Awnings

Upgrade your Acrylic fabric to a custom solid or striped acrylic pattern at no additional charge!

More than 130 custom acrylic colors from which to choose!

acrylic color choices

All striped fabrics are horizontal. Vertical stripes are no longer available.


Fullview

This open weave fabric actually cuts about 85% of the sun's glare, to keep you cool and comfortable - and you can see right through it! It doesn't block your view. It's 100% polyester with a durable vinyl coating.





Note: Color representations may not be accurate due to monitor display limitations. Please visit your Carefree dealer to view actual fabric samples.

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Custom Fabric

Custom Acrylic Fabric - Solids


Custom Acrylic Fabric - Stripes

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Hardware Colors and Options


Standard Colors



Not all Carefree products are available in all of the above hardware finishes. Refer to the specifications page for your product to learn which hardware finishes are available.

NEW! FLXguard, Uniguard and Alumaguard


NEW! FLXguard

Uniguard

Alumaguard

FLXguard is the latest innovation from Carefree. This patent pending lightweight yet highly robust weatherguard offers the same protection properties of more expensive, heavier metal wraps but at a fraction of the cost.


Note: Color representations may not be accurate due to monitor display limitations. Please visit your Carefree dealer to view actual fabric samples.

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Gore Tenara®

Gore® Tenara® thread resists UV sunlight, chemicals, saltwater, extreme weather, and acid rain. It is an upgrade option for slideout fabrics from our standard high quality Nylon/Cotton standard thread.

close up image of gore tenara high quality thread

Gore® Tenara® thread is already in use with our popular Premium Vinyl Fabrics and is a key reason why we are able to offer a 10 year warranty on the Premium VInyl fabric construction. We are excited to offer this premium enhancement to our slideout fabrics.

  • Slideout Cover (SOC)
  • SideOut Kover (SOK I)
  • SideOut Kover II (SOKII)
  • SideOut Kover III (SOKIII)
  • Ascent
  • Alpine

Click below to upgrade your slideout replacement fabric with Gore Tenara®

Upgrade Canopy with Gore Tenera®