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Old 10-08-2011, 02:56 PM   #15
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Bldrbob can you elaborate a little on your method?
I have read it over and over and still can't see it.
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Old 10-08-2011, 04:06 PM   #16
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Hi Michelle! I've thought about this lock, but wondered if you have to drill a hole in the awning tube cap to match the position of the plunger? If no one here knows I will call the company tommorrow with the question. Thanks!
I had 2 of them. yes you do have to drill a hole in the cap. It worked well. I installed my first one after the wind damaged my awning. There is an old saying. "Why do we lock the barn after the horse is stolen?"

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On the end of my awning there are holes that the fabric slides into. The awning rod has an L bend in one end and a loop on the other.I slip the L into the hole and tie the other end to the support leg.
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Old 10-10-2011, 04:34 PM   #18
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On the end of my awning there are holes that the fabric slides into. The awning rod has an L bend in one end and a loop on the other.I slip the L into the hole and tie the other end to the support leg.
You wouldn't happen to have a picture would you? I am very interested
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My awning fabric attaches to an aluminum cover that encircles the canvas against the coach when retracted. Has anyone had one of these blow open?
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YES! The wind caught under the aluminum and canvas, one strong gust, snapped the electric motot shaft and unfurled, broke the rear strut before I could get off the road. I now have the awning lock mentioned above and have not had a problem
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YEEEEOOOWWW!! Looks like an awning lock is in my future and soon. Thanks.
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It is not if your awning will unfurled.
But when it will.

Been there done that.
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Use of Velcro or other straps on the struts will not stop unfurling. The roller needs to be pinned. For my brand of awning the spring loaded Awning Lock was easiest and not expensive. Took me a little over an hour to install.
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I could take a picture but would not know how to post it.If you look at the end of your awning there should ba a hole.It may not be where it could be accessible and may need a little adjusting by rotating the tube.Push the L end of the awning rod into the hole and fasten the other end to the upright.It would have to bend the awning rod to turn.

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My awning fabric attaches to an aluminum cover that encircles the canvas against the coach when retracted. Has anyone had one of these blow open?
Mine is has the cover over it as well, the cover basically stayed in place and the awning blew out from under it.
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Mine is has the cover over it as well, the cover basically stayed in place and the awning blew out from under it.
Yep, the cover does nothing to stop the unfurling.

I've never played and attorney on TV but I have given a deposition in a wrongful death suit when a person was killed by an incorrectly installed awning that came unfurled.
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My awning fabric attaches to an aluminum cover that encircles the canvas against the coach when retracted. Has anyone had one of these blow open?
Have the same type of awning cover. 11 years and plenty of cross winds (going across Kansas and North Dakota). Never had a problem (knock on wood ).
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Have the same type of awning cover. 11 years and plenty of cross winds (going across Kansas and North Dakota). Never had a problem (knock on wood ).
We had the problem in 2004 and have never had it since. I think a lot of it has to do with how much wind hits, from what direction and the differential in wind speed between the median and the height of the gust.


We were returning to Dallas from the Grand Canyon via I-40. The gusts where coming from the SW and hitting under the awing, bouncing the metal cover out. It was bad enough that every rest stop was jammed full of people waiting out the wind.

If we every decide to drive I-40 west of Texas or I-80 through WY again, I'm definitely going to install one of those pin type locks.
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