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Old 07-08-2012, 10:30 AM   #1
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A&E awning cam lock problem

The cam lock on our A&E awning seems to be jammed and not able to move into the retract position. Wondering if anyone has experienced this problem?

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Old 07-08-2012, 05:10 PM   #2
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Hello Rocky, welcome to IRV2. Sorry, I can't help you but hope you enjoy your time on the site. I am sure someone will be by soon with help. Safe travels.

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Is your roller under tension. That is, if you can manually turn the awnings roller as if to roll out some more, then maybe you can move the cam lever.
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We used ours for the first time this summer, I had to get up on a ladder and tap it with a hammer lightly to unfreeze it. I guess they need lubed.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:46 AM   #5
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Sometimes they get jamed when litting it roll ur to quick. Or when they get a strong wind..( we fought with a Montana wind, We won) We just got back from a trip , , Ours had stripped the little gear, It is an 18 foot awning. Much to big for that small gear. However ; I took the numbers off the Awning And bought the spring assy. for around $50.00 dollers. and installed it. Myself (I'm 73 years old), It is an easy job with a lot of common scents Involved. (there are good Instructions with the assy.) It had to be wound 12 turns, Now that is exiting when you are standing on a step ladder.It's done.Life is good
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:02 PM   #6
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Be sure, you know what you are doing, otherwise have the dealer/factory look at it.
In the 80's, with my first travel trailer, I lost my entire awning while driving 55 on the interstate.
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:38 PM   #7
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The cam lock on our A&E awning seems to be jammed and not able to move into the retract position. Wondering if anyone has experienced this problem?
my a&e would not retract last week,the pin that holds the roller shaft to the arm assy had worked out ,allowing the shaft to move in th e arm.I rolled up the awning by hand,secured it with straps. Since the roller spring was still under tension used a service dealer to replace the 0ne inch pin . Rich

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