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Old 05-13-2013, 01:07 PM   #1
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Put the patio awning back on the TT

I took my 11' patio awning off. Don't ask why, it's a long story, and not particularly interesting. The switch on one end was in the 'open' position (more luck than judgement I suspect). I unclipped the bottom legs, removed the four coach bolts, and (with the wife) walked the awning off the TT. Easy.

Then I removed the legs, and put it in the garage. Nothing went boing. No giant man-killer spring let loose, wiping out villages and so on. One end seems locked solid, like it's being forced against a ratchet, and the other end is clearly just support (it rotates easily).

Does it sound like I'm safe just to slide it back on the RV now, or does it require professional re-installation at this stage?
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:55 PM   #2
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Mine is the same look closely at the enr with wou will see a small hole in the inner rod also a hole in the cap unwind till holed line up then insert a small nail or cotton pin in hole then you can reinstall the same way I have done over a dozen when I full timed
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:27 PM   #3
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Mine is the same look closely at the enr with wou will see a small hole in the inner rod also a hole in the cap unwind till holed line up then insert a small nail or cotton pin in hole then you can reinstall the same way I have done over a dozen when I full timed
I think I understand. I did notice the sleeve has a notch and the shaft has a hole. I'll see if it can be wound back a little so I can insert a nail to hold it. Presumably that's enough to hold a little tension on the closed awning then. Really hope I don't loose a finger by releasing the ratchet this way...
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:11 PM   #4
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If needed PM me ill get you me number and yes be careful
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