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Old 04-18-2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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Awning lock (A.C.E)

Have any of you experienced your awning coming loose while driving in high wind? Our awnings are electric and as such I didn't think I needed to be concerned, however, under the "discussions" section post #15 has lots of responses to their awning coming loose and all sorts of issues. Most I believe are those that are manual, but has me wondering????
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:52 PM   #2
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We have a very large electric main awning, which I call the Main Sail, and the electric entrance awning and when we traveled through Navada in November we hit some high winds and had no problems. I'm kind of new to RV'ing but we've had no problems
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Old 04-18-2012, 03:37 PM   #3
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i too have the same concerns. from reading the posts, the problem isn't with the arms exending, but rather the awing reel unwinding in the wind. saw a neat fix for the manual systems, but none for the automatic Carefee systems. only one i have seen that will work is a locking band that CW sells, that attaches above the awing and wraps around the rolled up awning, and then attaches just below the awing reel. course, this requires drilling into the wall of the coach, which i really hate to do on our new Daybreak.
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:09 PM   #4
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A valid concern.... zip tie perhaps?
I am more concerned about the rocker switch sticking again. Mine did and the motor burnt up. It was still under warranty. I wish the switch was not next to light switches. Who thought of placing the light switches in a closet!? awning switch yes, but not the light switches...
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This web site may be of interest "http://awninglock.com/index.shtml". It shows a simple device that attaches to the awning arm that will not allow the coiled awning to unroll. I have purchased one and will be installing.
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This web site may be of interest "http://awninglock.com/index.shtml". It shows a simple device that attaches to the awning arm that will not allow the coiled awning to unroll. I have purchased one and will be installing.
Problem is that it doesn't fit the Power Carefree awnings. Thus appears the loop system that CW sells is our only option.
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