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Old 12-01-2011, 05:40 AM   #1
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Faulkner awning

I have a Faulkner awning on our RV and it rolls up real slow. I am thinking that one of the springs must be broken. I can't seem to find a place that sells parts or a schematic of the system. This is on a 95 Winnebago Brave.
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:13 AM   #2
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If a spring breaks, the awning usually will not retract. It sounds like it may just need tightening. I would try that first. Usually about three turns will do it.
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You didn't mention how long the awning is. If it's under a certain length there's usually only one spring. If it's a long one, there are probably two springs and one of them may have slipped off the cone that keeps it wound (if it's made like a Colorado awning).

My Colorado (18') did this and I had to wind the front spring 14 turns. When it did it again a couple years later, I used Gorilla Glue to hold it to the cone. It had just detached from the aluminum cone that it's friction fitted to and unwound.

Over years of use, it happens. Faulkner is no longer in business and no parts seem to be available.
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Thanks guys. There are no parts for the awning then? The awning is around 16 to 18 ft. long. I never thought to measure it.
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RV Awning Repairs

If you go to this page and call the number you will find a very nice gentleman on the other end who has a BOATLOAD of parts for Faulkner awnings. It would be nice if this info could be put somewhere, where others could find it....
This gentelman has no computer and is not interested in getting one. He is old school and old time values. Hard to find now-a-days.
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:09 AM   #6
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Great find & link, CharlieTwo! Good luck!
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If you go to this page and call the number you will find a very nice gentleman on the other end who has a BOATLOAD of parts for Faulkner awnings. It would be nice if this info could be put somewhere, where others could find it....
This gentelman has no computer and is not interested in getting one. He is old school and old time values. Hard to find now-a-days.
Here's an update CharlieTwo. I used your link to get to Gary and Rose Smith's site and I was amazed by all the Faulkner stuff they do have. He has a great sense of humour and is a gem to deal with.

I ordered and received my product within two weeks and being I asked USPS deliver to eliminate the Oops brokerage fee scam I think the delivery was very timely. I would certainly recommend this business to anyone needing Faulkner parts.

Thanks for the lead.
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Hi

My Faulkner rolled partly out while driving. Is there a part to secure it or not? I am new owner of this 88 Aluma Lite. Click image for larger version

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Is that the style where you put a nail in that hole there and it'll hold it in position while you're working on it? So it can't move? If so, insert the nail and just put a piece of tape over the nail head to hold it in place until you can get it fixed.
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Yes there is a small hole there, what should it look like
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Yes there is a small hole there, what should it look like
It's been a long time since I had a problem that required it, but once I had to rotate the awning and insert a nail in that hole when the outside and inside holes lined up...to hold it in one position. I think that with my Colorado awning, those holes also lined up when the awning was fully retracted.

Something to check anyway.
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Not quite sure what you mean, how is it possible to lock it?
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Not quite sure what you mean, how is it possible to lock it?
The nail would hold (lock) it in place. So it couldn't turn. But that was a Colorado awning. I'm just saying you can check yours and see if it works the same.
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Not quite sure what you mean, how is it possible to lock it?
There is a solid rod in the center of the awning. It goes out to the arm and is bolted to the arm of the awning. The awning revolves around this rod. The factory drills a hole through the outer awning tube and the rod. if you install a cotter pin or a nail through the two holes, the awning can not rotate. All awnings have this so the awning can be shipped with awning spring at the correct tension. You remove the cotter pin after the new awning is installed.
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