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Old 06-21-2012, 07:55 PM   #1
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Awning Issue

Hello All,

When we rolled out our A&E awning (manual) at our last trip we noticed that the "clicking" sound was not there when I pulled it out. Also, the release latch seems to be much looser than normal. When we retracted it, same thing - not clicking sounds. I just checked it again and this supposed issue is still there. The awning locks out fine but there definitely seems to be something up with the release latch. Any suggestions?

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Old 06-21-2012, 08:59 PM   #2
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When you flip the latch back and forth does it feel like loose or has a spring like feel to it. There is a spring in there that might be broken
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The locking pawl is probably frozen or corroded or the spring is broken. You will need to disassemble that end of the awning. If you have never done this before, there is a lot of spring tension there and it can be dangerous. Try hosing it good with WD-40 to get it loose and then keep it lubricated.

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100X on the spring tension I've seen some nasty accidents from those springs, and seen some tension tools get shot out like bullet when they slip out of hands
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