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Old 05-16-2010, 10:06 PM   #1
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Balky awning

I was trying to roll up the awning on the 83 Vanguard fiver we bought a year ago. One upper strut would not retract, it had extended easily. It appeared to be bottoming on something.
After some muttering some things not worth repeating, I discovered a spring loaded button on the back of the larger tube. The little rascal must have been stuck and now decided to work.The tube on the other end of the awning has a hole where a button probably used to be. This after struggling with a stubborn water leak and a bathroom fan that decided to take an early retirement. Oh the joy of old rv's. My consolation is it's paid for. Just needed to vent.

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It's not just the "old ones" - the later stuff has it's fair share of faults and gremlins as well - just read some of the "Slide won't come out or go in all the way", and "my automatic leveling jacks wont retract - and I'm stuck out here in widgitville"...

Somehow, a $10 repair/replacement on a $7K older RV is LOTS easier to take, than a $2000 fix on a newer $100K one...
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