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Old 03-19-2017, 06:42 PM   #43
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UPDATE: I took the mounting bracket off I looks like I'll be able to make it work if I do some redesign on the bracket...

BUY - DANG the end of that awning is WAY UP IN THE AIR !!!! Need some scaffolding so I won't come crashing down bringing the awning with me... lol ....
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:02 PM   #44
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Very easy...I use the same awning rod that is used to pull awning out. Reach up, insert rod end in Camco clamp latch and pull down to latch or push up to unlatch. Camco clamp has removable links to adjust the length and tension of the latching mechanism. Safe travels!
Cool. Ordered one (white) today!
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:54 PM   #45
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I have the lock on my Sea Breeze better safe then sorry
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:55 PM   #46
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IT'S INSTALLED !!!!!!!

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It locks that sucker solidly in place.... Yea !!!!!
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:59 AM   #47
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What did you need to do to get it to work? Going to order one for mine, and it also has the weatherguard cover.
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Old 03-21-2017, 10:36 AM   #48
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Ours should arrive Thursday; leaving for southern Utah and Arizona for a couple of months. Had an unfurl coming out of Carson City last year; we don't ever want to have it happen again. The option of the straps means drilling holes in the roof and sidewall....... not if I can avoid it. This looks like a much better solution.
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Old 03-21-2017, 10:57 AM   #49
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What did you need to do to get it to work? Going to order one for mine, and it also has the weatherguard cover.
I am also awaiting this answer.
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:10 PM   #50
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Wasn't that difficult really - you'll need to remove the attached mounting bracket on lock(can't use it because it pushes the lock too far forward); hold lock in place against the closed awning arm and mark on lock where to drill 2 new mounting holes; use these new holes and mark location of holes on awning arm.... Drill these out ....

Bolt lock to awning arm; mark location on awning roller for lock plunger hole (awning must be closed to get this right); open awning enough to allow you access to roller; drill lock hole... Job well done !!!!
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Wasn't that difficult really - you'll need to remove the attached mounting bracket on lock(can't use it because it pushes the lock too far forward); hold lock in place against the closed awning arm and mark on lock where to drill 2 new mounting holes; use these new holes and mark location of holes on awning arm.... Drill these out ....

Bolt lock to awning arm; mark location on awning roller for lock plunger hole (awning must be closed to get this right); open awning enough to allow you access to roller; drill lock hole... Job well done !!!!
Mine does not have the weatherproof cover. Would that make a difference?
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RMD3819..... Check your PM for my answer....
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Old 03-24-2017, 07:32 PM   #53
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This guy sells ones for some of the Carefree electric awnings. The seller at the link up thread referred me to him. This is from an email:

We have awning locks for the Carefree 'Eclipse' and 'Traveler' electric awnings.* We are having a run on this model and inventory is*low.* *It will take 7-10 days to secure more locks.
The lock cost is $59.95 plus S&H of about $8.00 USPS regular mail or $13.60 for insured, priority mail.* We accept Visa, Master Card and Pay pal in payment.
We appreciate your interest in our lock and hope we can be of assistance to you in the near future.

It will be necessary to drill two 7/32 holes in the edge of the rear awning arm and it will require a 3/8 " hole in the rim of the left roller cap for the lock pin.

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Council Bluffs, IA 51503

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Old 04-04-2017, 04:41 PM   #54
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Love my lock.... All installed and ready to go...

I did have to order an awning rod so I could reach the loch from the ground... Got a neat collapsible one from CW... Goes from any 24" to over 48"... Easy to store and works great... Less than $10.....
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We may have been in the same wind storm. I was on I-10 west bound from Deming, NM at about milepost 20 when a huge gust of wind caught my Carefree Eclipse power awning with a hard shell cover and completely ripped it free from our coach. Ripped the rear awning arm free from the coach and blew the complete awning arm and fabric completely over the top of our coach into the median strip of the freeway.
We immediately pulled over and the rear arm was dragging on the road and the front arm handing down. Fortunately the arm assembly did not hit any other cars or trucks. What a scare. Damaged the fiberglass side of the coach but no injuries. That was a blessing. Motor homes can be repaired.
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Almost lost awning on previous motorhome. Very scary. We don't travel if winds are predicted to be greater than 20mph. Don't care what our schedule is, just not doing it anymore. Even at 20mph, you still get the unpredictable "gusts" that destroy our awnings.
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