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Old 11-23-2015, 08:38 AM   #1
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Awning failure

We have a 10 foot A&E window awning, not the main awning, on the drivers side that has let go of the springs. It will unroll just by tugging on it now. The new springs are on order but we will need to move the coach before they arrive and we can get the waning repaired. I am concerned that it will unroll going down the road. Is there any way to "lock" it in place so that does not happen? There is no latch on it to lock and unlock. Chuck
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I know it would be a real PIA, but removal of the awning would be the safest.

You may have other options , depending on how far/fast you'll be traveling .
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Agreed ! I believe the awning itself will slide out at the top. There is probably a couple of screws holding the ends in. The arms also should be relatively simple to remove. Shouldn't take long at all.
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Can you slip a tie wrap between the coach and the awning to secure it?
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Can you slip a tie wrap between the coach and the awning to secure it?
Or use bungee cords, if you are going to have it repaired just secure it and take it to the repair facility you might be making extra work for them.

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The awning has the metal cap that covers it when rolled up so there is no way to wrap anything around it. And this makes removing it for a few days until repairs are made not something I even want to consider. That also means we would have to carry it inside the coach while traveling. There must be some way to secure it at the ends so it does not unroll. I was hoping someone had encountered this in the past and had an answer. Chuck
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