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Old 07-02-2009, 05:27 PM   #1
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Awning trouble

see if i can do this right . Last friday a storm was coming up so I wanted to let the awning out to protect the table and chairs as I had guest coming . I looseing the arms then looked for the strap to pull it down it had wraped up to far into the awning so I rolled it by hand saw the loop and pulled it started out normal all of a sudden it took off on its own all the way open . . After the rain I had to rewind it by hand . ? has the load spring broken or has something come loose and maybe I can look for and repair my self Help. I have been a member on this site since 2000 have been on many times just reading seeing you guys and gals helping each other this is a great site . I love checking things out every once in a while Thanks for any help RIDER

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Old 07-02-2009, 07:27 PM   #2
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I suspect you are correct, it's a broken spring. If you are a DIY guy, you may download the instruction manual here: http://www.aerocoachinc.com/ownManual.php
look under tents-awnings. Exercise care, it's easy to get a broken wrist if the spring gets loose.

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My first piece of advice is most of us pull our awnings in when a storm is coming. An awning wrapped around your roof is not a pretty site.

As for repair, some awning mechanisms have a pin that holds the spring in place. Possibly that pin broke or fell out. Most probably a broken spring, but the other is a maybe.

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bEEN gone for a while so i just read the thread . I will check for a broken pin or gone pin but with my luck it won`t be that easy. thanks for the info Rider
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Old 07-19-2009, 12:20 PM   #5
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Re Awning wrapped around the roof.......

Saw one of those once.. Did not look so bad.. but then.. Was not my awning.. Helped the owner get it back where it belonged, Called Rachel (Who I keep on Speed Dial, her license plate is RVGIRL) and she came out and did the proper repair the next day.
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