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Old 04-18-2012, 06:25 AM   #15
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I am wondering if this type is better since it does not require a plunger to hit a specific part of the roller. ???
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:18 AM   #16
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That is what I would go with, we have a white one on ours. If you have the aluminum cover (we do) then I would not trust that small pin.

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Old 04-18-2012, 07:34 AM   #17
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That is what I would go with, we have a white one on ours. If you have the aluminum cover (we do) then I would not trust that small pin.

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I tried googling RV aluminum cover and cannot quite understand what this is. I am pretty sure I do not have one as my awning is still exposed when closed.

Sorry if I'm hijacking.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:18 AM   #18
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I tried googling RV aluminum cover and cannot quite understand what this is. I am pretty sure I do not have one as my awning is still exposed when closed.

Sorry if I'm hijacking.
Maybe this picture helps

See the last bit where the roller is? On my awnings it's aluminum and when retracted it covers the awning, so all you see is an aluminum cover over the rolled up awning.
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Is this what everybody is talking about? Save Your RV Awning with an RV Awning Travel Lock!
Does anyone have experience with the product?
I have a power awning. I was always afraid that it might blow-out. So I bought one of those, installed it and use it everytime I travel. They only come in white, so I had to paint mine black. But it was relatively easy to install.
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Is this a legitimate concern?
I hate to spend $50 on a travel lock if this is a 1:1M type of malfunction.
AS I recall, I think mine only cost about $39.95, plus shipping.
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My Carefree manual awning has a solid plastic end cap so there are no holes to insert a rod. I'm reluctant to drill a hole without knowing what's on the other side! I like to idea of the rod if I can make it work. I don't like the idea of drilling into the side of the MH to use one of the clamp-type devices. I guess the next step will be to call Carefree to see if they can tell me if I can drill a hole and if a rod can be inserted far enough to lock the mechanism.
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We had a main awning with aluminum cover and no clamps. It's now on the side of the road in Cal. Now we have a replacement for about $900 and clamps and it's still on the Coach. Nuff Said

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So which style clamp are you guys speaking of- the plunger type or the strap type?
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Is this a legitimate concern?
I hate to spend $50 on a travel lock if this is a 1:1M type of malfunction.
You can certainly buy a lot of zip ties for $50 Bucks.
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Well this thread sure gives a new meaning to what I call our Main Sail. I've never heard of this problem but I've also never heard of the need for a surge protector either until the power surge we received one day.

We traveled from Las Vegas to Tacoma in November and hit some pretty strong winds, by the sounds of things I guess we are pretty lucky. Does this problem also include electric awnings? Both our awnings are electric.
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We have this kind http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/product/rv-awning-clamp/6430 didn't buy it a CW, shop around and find them for less, CW shipping put it at the high end of the price range. I broke a link and called the company, they sent a new one and said there warranted for life.

I canít speak from personal experience about Electric Awnings, but I have read threads saying they have the same problem.
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You can certainly buy a lot of zip ties for $50 Bucks.
I assume you mean zip ties around the arms? If so you should know that they do absolutely no good at all!!

You have to keep the roller tube from rotating, which requires a solid stop of some kind.

See my post on the first page of this thread.
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We have this kind http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/product/rv-awning-clamp/6430 didn't buy it a CW, shop around and find them for less, CW shipping put it at the high end of the price range. I broke a link and called the company, they sent a new one and said there warranted for life.

I can’t speak from personal experience about Electric Awnings, but I have read threads saying they have the same problem.
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What are they made of? Sounds like plastic if you broke one. Also, it's hard to see how it latches. Could you explain. Thx

Edit: just watched a video where it snaps into a grove. Push in to release and pull out to attach. Looked like it had some play and was not real tight.
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