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Old 09-15-2014, 05:09 PM   #1
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Awning pull (my solution)

I have had two awning pull straps break on my RV. The replacements are not expensive and I've added a couple of spares to the junk drawer because when they break it can be a pain to come up with an improvised fix. Especially inconvenient for folks like me with a Class C that suddenly becomes stranded because of an extended awning.

My Geeky fix..

For anyone with a 3D printer, I have designed a replacement anchor that makes rethreading and restitching the strap a piece of cake.

Here's the object file:
RV awning pull by golliher - Thingiverse

Regular fix..

If you're not into 3D printing and have a class C, you might want to keep a store bought replacement on hand. Here a link, I'm sure you can get them at most any RV dealer.

http://www.amazon.com/Systems-940001...ds=awning+pull
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Glad you're aboard. Thanks for the links. Enjoy your adventures and be safe.
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Old 09-22-2014, 02:35 PM   #3
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I don't always use the pull straps. I usually will grab the outside upright at the edge of the awning and pull it away from the RV, it works better with two people. I do the opposite when retracting the awning.
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Old 09-23-2014, 07:02 AM   #4
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Thanks for that tip. We'll keep it in mind if we're ever strapless again.
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Trying to understand how a broken strap would leave someone "suddenly stranded because of an extended awning"?
BTW they are only $3.49 for pack of two (2) at Camping World online.
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I have had two awning pull straps break on my RV. The replacements are not expensive and I've added a couple of spares to the junk drawer because when they break it can be a pain to come up with an improvised fix. Especially inconvenient for folks like me with a Class C that suddenly becomes stranded because of an extended awning.

My Geeky fix..

For anyone with a 3D printer, I have designed a replacement anchor that makes rethreading and restitching the strap a piece of cake.

Here's the object file:
RV awning pull by golliher - Thingiverse

Regular fix..

If you're not into 3D printing and have a class C, you might want to keep a store bought replacement on hand. Here a link, I'm sure you can get them at most any RV dealer.

Amazon.com: A&E Systems 940001 94.5" Awning Pull Strap: Automotive
I had my awning pull strap break on me a few years ago. I didn't have an extra one with me so here was my solution. I used one of the awning hangers that typically are supplied with awning lights, lanterns, etc. and sewed it to the strap. After that I bought a package of extras.
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I had my awning pull strap break on me a few years ago. I didn't have an extra one with me so here was my solution. I used one of the awning hangers that typically are supplied with awning lights, lanterns, etc. and sewed it to the strap. After that I bought a package of extras.
Nice. I like your solution. Thanks for sharing it!
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