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Old 02-21-2014, 08:56 AM   #85
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I agree with you Pirate.Why in hell someone would want to "invent" some Rube Goldberg gadget when they can just buy the lock designed for your awning is beyond me. You've spent thousands of dollars on your RV and yet your going to save 39.00 on a well known fix that works, Amazing !!
Don, I like to use my imagination and skills to "invent" devices that solve the problem, and if I can save a few bucks in the process that's just icing on the cake!

I think the awning locking device what I made is easier to use and more effective than any of the "store-bought" solutions out there! JMHO

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Old 02-21-2014, 10:26 AM   #86
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So the aftermarket lock isn't foolproof either! Now I don't know what to put my faith in. I'm asking my RV dealer about this issue and will make a decision then.
The Awning Clamp is foolproof. Camping World sells them. Your dealer should be able to install them for you.

I don't know if the Awning Clamp can be used on electric awnings.

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Old 02-21-2014, 10:46 AM   #87
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The clamp style should work, but most folk dont like drilling holes into their roof.
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:58 AM   #88
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Don, I like to use my imagination and skills to "invent" devices that solve the problem, and if I can save a few bucks in the process that's just icing on the cake!

I think the awning locking device what I made is easier to use and more effective than any of the "store-bought" solutions out there! JMHO

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Agree , still planning on doing mine. It's in storage and have not been over there since my last post on the subject.
Question, was the hole in the end cap pre-existing or did you drill it?

I think the $39 gizmo looks a little light on the bracket, I already keep my canopy rod Velcro stripped to the upright.
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:52 AM   #89
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Don, I like to use my imagination and skills to "invent" devices that solve the problem, and if I can save a few bucks in the process that's just icing on the cake!

I think the awning locking device what I made is easier to use and more effective than any of the "store-bought" solutions out there! JMHO

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Ok, like your answer..Makes good sense Thanks for that
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Agree , still planning on doing mine. It's in storage and have not been over there since my last post on the subject.
Question, was the hole in the end cap pre-existing or did you drill it?

I think the $39 gizmo looks a little light on the bracket, I already keep my canopy rod Velcro stripped to the upright.
It was already there. I think it is where the slot is for sliding the rubber hangers down the tube for lights, etc.
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Don, I like to use my imagination and skills to "invent" devices that solve the problem, and if I can save a few bucks in the process that's just icing on the cake!

I think the awning locking device what I made is easier to use and more effective than any of the "store-bought" solutions out there! JMHO
...and that is very often how better "store-bought" solutions come into being!!
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The clamp style should work, but most folk dont like drilling holes into their roof.
I can understand that. I wasn't nuts about it either.

But, once I got the job done, I was really impressed!

With the awning clamp, that awning roller is going NO WHERE !

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These are all patches, IMO. No proper awning should do this.
What awning are these that are grabbing wind? No one mentions that? Patio, slide, window, electric, manual, did it have a wind deflector, anti billow device? So on and so forth. With proper tensioning, and anti billow/wind deflection, there should never be the issue.
I would have to agree. I have had manual and electric awnings on many previous campers and now on the coach. I have never had an awning unfurl and if it did I would consider it defective. JMHO
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Well , I'll agree with anyone who comes up with home remedies and you may consider it defective RT but what if it kills someones kid?
BTW/my cousins awning on a Newmar came open in NM on I 40 with 70 MPH and higher gusts, tore off before he could stop. He uses the metal cover on his now,
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Some of the metal covered awnings are'nt imune to this !
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How do zip ties keep the roller tube from unrolling?

The issue is usually not arms and awning opening, but the fabric billowing against the torsion springs in the roller tube.



On the RH torsion, the side with the lock (manual awning), that lock doesn't keep it from unrolling. The lock only keeps it from rolling up when opening at camp site. With awning retracted and rolled up, get up there and unroll just the FRTA (fabric roller tube assembly.) You can unroll it because the lock doesn't stop that. A properly installed anti billow device does.
Then you have a wind deflector under the roller tube. Then add a weather shield over the top of it.
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Well , I'll agree with anyone who comes up with home remedies and you may consider it defective RT but what if it kills someones kid?
BTW/my cousins awning on a Newmar came open in NM on I 40 with 70 MPH and higher gusts, tore off before he could stop. He uses the metal cover on his now,
Unless I was caught completely by surprise, I wouldn't be on the road in 70 MPH and higher gusts.
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