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Old 10-15-2012, 05:38 AM   #1
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Awning question

Freak hail storm damaged awning fabric. Frame still intact. I tried to pull it in to prevent frame from getting damaged until I can get it fixed. I can not get the lever to release to pull it up so I am guessing that the weight of the hail that piled up on it released the tension somehow. What is a quick fix to reset the tension without getting too involved.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:14 AM   #2
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There is no way the tension can be released by rain or ice piling up on the canvas, a broke spring or releasing the tension manually is the only way. try rolling the awning in the direction like it is going out while trying to release the lever it should roll it back out it jammed in place, when you get it fixed replace that locking side spring
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Thanks I tried again when I got home and messed with it until the lever let go so its all good...........just need awning fabric replaced now :( at least frame is still intact and rolled up so no damage to it and lesson learned.........roll it in if any kind of weather is coming..........LOL
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lesson learned.........roll it in if any kind of weather is coming..........LOL
As I remember our instructions (owners manual) says that.
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A lot of people have learned that lesson least this one was not as costly as some I had to fix in which the whole thing bent and collapsed
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Gentleman that parked for a day next to me in a van put his awning out and had nailed it down when the storm hit. His awning looked liked a piece of paper that had been wadded up............
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OUCH!!!!
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:44 PM   #8
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A lot of people have learned that lesson least this one was not as costly as some I had to fix in which the whole thing bent and collapsed
It's amazing how it's not really common sense.


OP, were you trying to flip it to 'roll up' without holding the roller tube or slightly rolling it out to release tension on the lock?
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:15 PM   #9
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I guess thats what happened. I kept pulling on the awning and messing with the lock and it worked.......so yes
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