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Old 06-02-2011, 04:50 AM   #1
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I Cracked my Awning Lock..... Help?

Hey its me again....the clutz of all clutzes....

on my "new to me" 1989 Southwind by Fleetwood....the adjustable awning tightener on the diagonal support was rusted in place.....i used wd-40 and let it soak a bit then used my locking pliers to loosen it....and........well I guess u know wat happened.

now i cannot lock the support in place and the screw is broken inside it

any ideas....??

also....using the eternabond tape on all my seams and around every roof vent, ac. etc...will have pics of it after this weekend.....wow at 100 bux a roll does anyone know a cheaper supplier of this awesome product......oh yeah and for my american friends our gas just kit $1.31 a litre....which is approximately $5.60 a gallon......
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I Cracked my Awning Lock..... Help?



If it is the one I'm thinking of I have replaced mine more than once over my 40 plus years of RVing. They make a repair kit with 2 knobs and replacement nuts. Most RV places have them you have to cut the bolt part off then take the arm loose at the bottom of the arm slide the bad nut out and slide the new one in. The awning should hang from the bracket at the top. But I like to take a 2x4 and set it under neath the awning at a little angle just make sure it stays in place on the end I'm working on.
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Hi saltbeefjunk,
If the bolt is stuck in the threads, you may need an easy out. They can be purchased at your favorite hardware store. Use the correct drill size for the easy out you will use. Drill a hole through the bolt. The easy out is a left handed thread. Screw it into the hole you drilled. When tight keep going and the bolt should back its' way out.
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Are refering to the arm that pivots from the top out to the roller. When you extend the awning you put tention on this and tighten the bolt with the black knob?
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Old 06-02-2011, 06:11 PM   #6
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That's the one. Any that I have changed I just pull and hold the knob out toward the coach. Take a hack saw and cut through the bolt as close to the arm without leaving saw marks. I Prop a 2x4 up at the stop just to hold in place. The nut with the broken bolt should slide down and out of the arm. I take the arm loose at the top so after the bolt is in place I can damage the end of the threads so that it can't come out. I'm always open to a better way to do anything.

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When you order the replacement knobs, order another set as well. Coleman-Faulkner no longer makes awnings, and hasn't for several years. I've bought two sets of everything that could break just in case.

I'm assuming you have a Faulkner awning by the parts listing in the thread.
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I should make myself a little clearer, sorry, it is the one that tightens the extension that hangs from the top of the awning bracket and extends up the main awning arm to click into the top of the main awning arm. i have to tighten the nut to hold the extension in place and when the nut is loosened the arm retracts into itself and hangs down and the awning just rolls up again.
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Are refering to the arm that pivots from the top out to the roller. When you extend the awning you put tention on this and tighten the bolt with the black knob?
yes that is the one
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