Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-17-2014, 02:06 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 104
Awning Ratchet locking lever

I posted this under general discussion but did not receive any replies so I will try here. If anyone has anything to share, please do ......

OK .... I've performed forum searches but my problem doesn't seem to come up.

Older A&E awning (13 years) on a Damon MotorHome. My problem is the POSITION of the roll up/roll down lever. When rolled up, in my experience with all awnings one used the extender rod to hook and pull down the lever. My problem is the my lever doesn't follow this rule. When closed the lever is pretty much at the bottom of the roller. About 6 o'clock. I have to push up and towards the side of the coach to set the lever to the roll down position. The problem is there isn't enough room to fully move the lever to the proper position. The lever hits the side of the coach. While I can pull the awning down, the mechanism seems to be in a free wheeling mode (no ratcheting) and when extended I need to move to the latch lever end to fulling engage the lever in the roll down position so the awning locks in the extended position. With the awning extended the lever is approximately at the 3 o'clock position on the roller tube. It seems the only way to change it is to drill out the rivets to rotate the end cap, then redo the rivets. I really wonder how things got out of whack????

Any ideas???
__________________
__________________

__________________
MSGT, USAF (Ret) 1965 - 1991
2001 Damon Intruder 362
Always under going renovations
Old Sarge is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-17-2014, 02:24 PM   #2
Senior Member/RVM #90
 
MSHappyCampers's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 26,243
H Sarge! I would suggest that you get the model number of the awning off the tube and Google it for an owner's manual. You could also call the manufacturer, but you can probably answer your question from the manual.

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
__________________

__________________
Joe & Annette

2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 02:28 PM   #3
Registered User
 
mel s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 8,777
Quote:
Originally Posted by Old Sarge View Post
When closed the lever is pretty much at the bottom of the roller. About 6 o'clock. I have to push up and towards the side of the coach to set the lever to the roll down position. The problem is there isn't enough room to fully move the lever to the proper position. It seems the only way to change it is to drill out the rivets to rotate the end cap, then redo the rivets.
Old Sarge
On my Carefree awning it was relatively easy to rotate the end cap 1/4 to 1/2 turn and relocate the position of the lever without removing the rivets.
Check the A&E owner's manual, or look on line for directions for winding the awning spring.
Mel
'96 Safari
__________________
mel s is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
awning



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Slide Topper Awning Support MSHappyCampers iRV2.com General Discussion 22 08-13-2017 03:41 PM
Awning Ratchet locking lever Old Sarge iRV2.com General Discussion 1 02-17-2014 04:44 PM
Slide out awning/window awning combo crah Monaco Owner's Forum 7 01-03-2014 08:40 PM
Weather Pro Awning 9100 Windsensor Issues rockintom RV Systems & Appliances 2 07-22-2013 12:30 AM
Dometic A&E door awning adonh Class A Motorhome Discussions 2 07-16-2013 08:23 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.