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Old 01-10-2006, 06:04 PM   #1
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The black locking knob on my awning brace arm appears to be stripped. I can't get it to lock the brace and it dosen't losen or tighten. I get the impression it is stripped. Any ideas on how to remove/replace it.


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The black locking knob on my awning brace arm appears to be stripped. I can't get it to lock the brace and it dosen't losen or tighten. I get the impression it is stripped. Any ideas on how to remove/replace it.


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You will need to cut it off and install the replacement kit for this problem. A repair facility should have this kit in stock.
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Have you tried WD 40, had the same problem, WD40 did the job.
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Dale,do as Wizard says. I also had to drill out old screw and run a tap through the hole to clean up the threads.

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Old 01-18-2006, 11:55 AM   #6
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Is it the knob or where the knob screws in that's stripped?

If it's the knob, easy fix, just cut it off (hack saw blade will do it) most any RV parts house will have knob available and just screw it back in.

If it's the hole in the awning arm that the knob screws into then you have another problem.
I haven't dealt with this one so I'm of no help here, sorry.

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stripped knob update.

Carefree of Colorado sent me a new knob kit. I had to cut off the old knobs. Then I had to grid the stud heads off to allow the studs to fall thru the hole. I became aware of the following problems upon inspection of the old knobs/nuts:
1. The knobs shafts are steel studs while the nut is made of aluminum. A combination that promotes corrosion.
2. In the past, I have loosened these studs only enough to allow the brace arm to collapse. This procedure resulted in corrosion eventually freezing the threads on both sides of the nut.
3. Trying to free the knob with extra force stripped the alimunum nut because of the steel knob threads.
4. Preventative maintenance includes lubricating the stud treads on a routie basis and/or unscrewing the knob well past the freedom point to keep the threads clean.
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I WAS WORRIED THAT MINE WOULD NOT UNLOCK,AT THE CAMPSITE, SO I MARKED MINE AT THE LOCATION,THAT THE AWNING WAS TAUNT,AND DRILLED A HOLE AND PUT IN TWO PINS WORKS LIKE A CHARM
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another thing I di when replaced our knobs was to put Noalox on the threads . you can find this in the electrical dept. in Homedepot ot lowes it is used when joining copper and aluminum wires to prevent corrosion .
Works well with steel and aluminum also.
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