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Offline gigi1957

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Replacement Canvas on Pop up
« on: September 09, 2012, 10:14:13 AM »
Have you replaced the canvas on your pop up trailer?  Have you used either of these suppliers or heard feedback on them?  1. Bear Creek Canvas, Spencer, WI   
                             2. Unicanvas, Quebec? 
We have 2 quotes for full replacement and don't know why the price is sooooo different.  Bear Creek is 875.00++ and Unicanvas is $1300.00++. We live in Ontario, Canada  and would like to support Canadian manufacturers but what about the price?

http://www.bearcreekcanvas.com

http://web.unicanvas.com

Thanks for info!

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Re: Replacement Canvas on Pop up
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2012, 12:38:39 PM »
I have personally seen the quality of Bearcreek and must say it was impressive.  high grade canvas material, excellent stitching, and the option of tinted panels or clear in most cases.

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Re: Replacement Canvas on Pop up
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2012, 12:51:35 PM »
Also check canvasreplacements.com
We chose them for our old camper, and requested clear vinyl, which they did at no extra charge. Their prices for our canvas were comparable to Bear Creek. We decided to use CR because we'd already bought new lifter arms from them, which were better quality than the original ones, and they did not require the old canvas for our specific camper, which BCC needed. (Our old canvas had long gone to the landfill.)

Does Unicanvas make it themselves? One thing I found in research the 'net when we needed canvas was that one other supplier was actually selling Canvas Replacements products, we figured going directly to CR made better sense.

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Re: Replacement Canvas on Pop up
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2012, 01:13:03 PM »
Thanks Kitphantom.  I'm a little confused with Canvas Replacement as they have 2 options for our Bonair: one is "Bonair Complete Canvas" for $920 and require old canvas.  The other is "Bonair Canvas c/ slideout complete" for $1020.  Not much info beyond that so I will contact they directly.   By the way, the Unicanvas price is actually $1925 CDN.  Think I will be forced to go with one of the other 2 suppliers.

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Re: Replacement Canvas on Pop up
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2012, 01:15:17 PM »
Thanks O1YZF6.  Your recommendation is very helpful.  I'll let your know how it goes.

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Re: Replacement Canvas on Pop up
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2012, 02:23:22 PM »
Thanks Kitphantom.  I'm a little confused with Canvas Replacement as they have 2 options for our Bonair: one is "Bonair Complete Canvas" for $920 and require old canvas.  The other is "Bonair Canvas c/ slideout complete" for $1020.  Not much info beyond that so I will contact they directly.   By the way, the Unicanvas price is actually $1925 CDN.  Think I will be forced to go with one of the other 2 suppliers.

CR was very helpful when I called them a couple of times with questions about our old camper. I'm not familiar with your Bonair, so it looks to me that they do not have a pattern for one without the slide out, but they do have one for the slide out version.

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Re: Replacement Canvas on Pop up
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2012, 12:31:08 AM »
I have conversed with all three you mentioned. Being in Canada myself I wanted to go Canadian. However paying extra 200-300 AFTER shipping and exchanged.  I ended up with Canvas Replacement - VERY good quality and better than the original. They even prewired the canvas for the roof lights with proper matching connectors. No leaks and was heavy rains and winds.

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Re: Replacement Canvas on Pop up
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2012, 01:56:47 PM »
I have heard numerous times that BC has wonderful quality, but I have not dealt with them specifically.
 
I have, however, ordered from Canvas Replacements and they have WONDERFUL customer service. I cannot testify to the quality of their canvas, but we purchased a replacement part for our lift system and were quite impressed.

HTH and good luck!
Amanda, William & Kenzie
Winder, GA

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Re: Replacement Canvas on Pop up
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2012, 03:07:08 PM »
Ditto on the great customer service. We bought a set of lift arms for our 1997 Viking and then decided not to install them. We were able to return with no problem, just a restocking fee. We also ordered a winch collar replacement and they had it in stock! We highly recommend this company.
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Re: Replacement Canvas on Pop up
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2012, 03:29:19 PM »
Replacement Canvas was one of the companies that bought a large part of the Fleetwood Folding's inventory assets. They are on EBAY as well too selling this old Fleetwood stock. Somerset I don't think bought any finished inventory parts - they bought patents plus some moulds/forms, tooling etc...

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Re: Replacement Canvas on Pop up
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2012, 07:36:37 PM »
The other consideration too here on ordering canvas is when to order it. I just ordered mine from BC and found out that if I waited till maybe feb. or later they could be up 16 weeks out according to the person I talked to on the phone. So I ordered mine mine maybe 2 weeks ago and hope to have it in 4 to 5 weeks . I was going to buy it at tax time but after the talk on the phone , that's their busy season , food for thought here ......

 

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