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Old 11-09-2006, 11:32 AM   #1
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Research on this and other forums tell me these straps are easy to replace. Looking at the slot, strap, and pin arrangement-it shouldn't be too hard. However, how do I keep it from rolling up while I slide the pin out and replace the strap?
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Old 11-09-2006, 11:32 AM   #2
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Research on this and other forums tell me these straps are easy to replace. Looking at the slot, strap, and pin arrangement-it shouldn't be too hard. However, how do I keep it from rolling up while I slide the pin out and replace the strap?
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Old 11-09-2006, 11:49 AM   #3
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have a person hold the arm.
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Old 11-09-2006, 05:07 PM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by gary85:
Research on this and other forums tell me these straps are easy to replace. Looking at the slot, strap, and pin arrangement-it shouldn't be too hard. However, how do I keep it from rolling up while I slide the pin out and replace the strap? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Use the lock located on the right end of the awning roller. Lock the side arms out too and then raise the awning to a comfortable working height.

Mostly the same proceedure as opening your awning for normal use just don't lift it too high. You may have to use a popsicle stick etc to clean the insect debris and such from the slot before you can slide the old strap/pin out.
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An A&E patio awning strap will simply slide out of the groove and endcap is open a the groove to remove it. A window awning is quite different. THe endcap will have to be removed so the new strap can be slid into position. The arm end cap and axle mount must be unbolted and carefully unload the spring, if need be. If you have removed the side with no spring, you will need someone or some way of holding the awning tube down to work on it. The revits will need to be drilled out; new ones come with the strap. Slide endcap back, remove old strap and install new. Reinstall awning endcap and revit to tube. Reload if you have to, the number of turns removed. REattach the Arm end cap and axle to arm and you are done.
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Old 11-11-2006, 06:42 PM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RV Wizard:
An A&E patio awning strap will simply slide out of the groove and endcap is open a the groove to remove it. A window awning is quite different. THe endcap will have to be removed so the new strap can be slid into position. The arm end cap and axle mount must be unbolted and carefully unload the spring, if need be. If you have removed the side with no spring, you will need someone or some way of holding the awning tube down to work on it. The revits will need to be drilled out; new ones come with the strap. Slide endcap back, remove old strap and install new. Reinstall awning endcap and revit to tube. Reload if you have to, the number of turns removed. REattach the Arm end cap and axle to arm and you are done. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Why would a window awning manufacturer do such a dumb thing? Or, am I missig something?
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For window awnings there is an easier way. Using a drill bit the same diameter as the slot drill a hole about 4 inches from the end cap. Drill the hole at an angle that will allow you to push the roung rubber piece up into the hole and remove it. Install new strap in the same manner. The hole being off to one side will not be a problem. This is much easier than complete dismantling the awning.
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That should have said round rubber piece
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Periscope Man:
For window awnings there is an easier way. Using a drill bit the same diameter as the slot drill a hole about 4 inches from the end cap. Drill the hole at an angle that will allow you to push the roung rubber piece up into the hole and remove it. Install new strap in the same manner. The hole being off to one side will not be a problem. This is much easier than complete dismantling the awning. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

great info , I will remember this when the time comes around. thanks for the tip.
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We have Carefrees on this coach and have had to change straps several times and never had to with the A&E on the previous coach. As said the strap on the patio awning will just slide out the end of the slot. You "don't" want to remove the window awn. end cap unless absolutely necessary. The drilling of the hole in the slot works. I used a 1/2" counter-sink drill, then came back w/ a 5/16". Be careful not to drill into the tube itself. When removing the old strap, use a needle nose plier and grab hold of the rubber rod and just fish it out of the hole. After doing the 1'st one, went ahead and did both slide topper/window awns on both ends since they have multiple straps.
Tools needed: drill, the 2 bits, ladder. Time: about a 6pk.

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Good tips! I had a loop break and just patched it with a piece of webbing. Guess it's a different story if it breaks at the roller end.
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Thank you for your tip on drilling a small hole to replace broken strap for slideout awning......worked great
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To keep it from rolling up do exactly as you normally would when setting up the awning,, Lock the arms in place. it can't roll up with the arms locked.

Beyond that I gather you can make your own new strap.
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Many years ago when that happened I just went to CW and bought another, hand rolled the awning out and locked it, then slid the new one in.
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