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Old 05-18-2014, 12:19 AM   #659
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Old 05-18-2014, 07:35 AM   #660
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Spritz: Yes it did and they were latched. What gave way was the rear bottom bracket that you can unlatch when parked and have the arm stacked to the ground. Don't know why anyone would do that but that is beside the point. I'm guess that when the wind got up under the roll it "bounced the whole assembly. That rear catch moved just enough to allow the bottom of the leg to come out. After that, gravity and wind did the rest.

Luckily we were on the right, outside lane so pulling over was "easy".

I think what I'm going to do for the next awning is attach a safety-chain to the bottom of the bracket and the leg. That way if it does let go, it can't go far. Like on a trailer.
I have found what you are referring too and yes I have those also. I tried a couple wire ties to secure it to the mount on the MH and also added 2 on the arms. Also used one where you flip the lever to open the awning.
Will have to keep a supply of heavy type ties.
I have never put the feet out, and like you not sure why you would use them
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Old 05-18-2014, 07:45 PM   #661
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I have used the arms in the detached position when boon-docking as it was the only way to get room under the awning. The only problem was the slope was toward the RV instead of away from it. Good thing was it didn't rain.
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Old 05-19-2014, 05:13 PM   #662
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Continuing to clean up rust around the compartments. After taking the loose rust off with a disc sander I'm priming with Rustoleum Rust Converter, then a coat of black paint.
The primer looks white when pointed on then dries black. Top picture is with primer dry. No pictures of finished surfaces.
I hope it keeps the rust at bay.
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Old 05-19-2014, 05:16 PM   #663
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Wrong photo of the primed rust this is what it looks like ready to paint.
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:36 PM   #664
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Hooked a canoe to it and drug it to the campground.
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Old 05-23-2014, 08:38 AM   #665
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Did A GOF and Filled both tanks & the propane tank.Filled up water tanks. Now insurance company check won't get cashed @ bank so we are sitting home this weekend.
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ps we'll show them we decided to take a extra week next week.:trash :
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:43 PM   #666
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I fished a new wire full length and made a new dash panel for the bu camera, mounted the camera and made a new bezel to keep bugs and such out. I wonder why no one knew they should use a conduit for the camera wire as tech changes so often. Anyhow it is done.
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Today I did NOTHING. Tomorrow another story. Front cap comes off the 5er and start removing the EPDM and sheathing. So far they have really stuck everything together really well. It will be interesting to see where the moisture got in.
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Old 05-26-2014, 11:10 AM   #668
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Got the 35' Endeavor stuck pulling into the driveway. We bottomed out. Thank goodness it was empty or we'd probably still be stuck! With the help of a truck, we got it out. Wish our driveway wasn't so sloped! Ugh...
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I removed the 120v receptacle in the cabinet above the kitchen sink for the convection oven. It was burning up. I didn't realize the receptacles used in my 2001 diplomat used such cheap sockets with contacts to hold the wires on. I put in a new receptacle with a switch and screw on wire connectors made for a house.
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I feel your pain - During our summer 2012 trip out west, we had wind & awning troubles twice - once on the causeway out to Antelope Island in Salt Lake, the fierce crosswind got up under the awning and somehow got it unrolled a bit - I climbed around tieing a rope around it until we could get to the Visitor Center and effect a more long-term fix - re-rolling it and then roping the awning in three places to keep it from unrolling. The problem was the old (probably original) tube had just lost all it's springiness or something, and the catch that moved back and forth for unrolling/rolling didn't hold well.

Then a few days later going across Kansas on I-70 the whole thing let go again...this time I climbed up on the roof with a carpet knife and cut the fabric off and last I saw it was flying across Kansas farmland at about 40 miles an hour...

At least both my adventures were in clear and dry, but windy weather. Can't imagine doing it in the rain on a busy road...
I thought I was the only one.... We caught a strong gust of wind last year while going down I-95 in South Carolina. Opened the awning about 6' out, ripped the fabric about 5' across - all at 65mph. Took hours to get it all pulled in so we could continue our trip. We were lucky, the same gust flipped a 5th wheeler going North and left the tow vehicle hanging in the air.

I guess this isn't as rare as I thought, so I'd better make some backup straps to keep these arms secure.
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Today I removed the front cap on the 5 er and pulled up the EPDM. Tomorrow the old sheeting come off.

Looks like the A/C leaked and the chipboard sheeting is a mess. I could probably vacuum up about 1/4 of it with the shop vac.
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Checked the water system for leaks. Checked tire pressure. Secured all bay doors. Checked awnings. Cranked up and took it for a drive in the country side. First time out this spring. Hate to admit it but the gas is 9 months old in the tank, but does have Sea Foam it. Ran a little rough till it warmed up then done pretty good. Still have a slight miss on a hard pull up steep hills. Got better as the miles build. Hoping it's just the bad gas. Installed the power valve kit last week and checked the valve, it was good. Going to get it on the expressway and run a 100 miles or so and see if the engine clears out. Been watching the tire pressure form on here and found that my tires increased about 8 psi at the end of the trip. Outside temp was around 85.
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