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Old 01-16-2013, 04:39 PM   #1
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20' Carefree Elite Colorado Awning

I bought a used Georgie Boy 35' with 2 slides. The primary 20' awning roller seems to have a "set" .. or a sway in it. I couldn't unroll it with the strap, got a ladder and unrolled it manually. WOW... that roller was sagging and just going all over the place. The material should be replaced but I wonder if a "set" in a roller is fixable? The forward arm is banged up a bit as well.. the end cap is bent on the support rod and the lock release handle needs put back on properly and the brake wheel is missing but can be tightened/loosened with a small vise grip. What say ye awning experts? I figure I have 2 options - make some expensive repairs (if a new roller is necessary) or just remove the entire thing and do without for the time being... winter in Florida is wonderful!!

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Old 01-16-2013, 06:10 PM   #2
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They have a torsion spring in there, like on enclosed trailers rear doors, or garage doors, check Ebay, online or surplus rv suppliers, or of course new, never changed one one ,cant help you there

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You might try calling Carefree and see what their technical folks say. They are in Colorado (surprized?) at (303) 469-3324.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:18 PM   #4
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If you plan to replace the material, well worthwhile to replace the roller and the hardware.. If it is sagging and non-functional you are not going to be happy fussing with a ladder and vise grips every time you use the awning. (Should save separate installation fee.)

An awning is nice to have in sunny Florida.
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