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Old 06-04-2010, 08:29 AM   #1
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Carefree of Colo. small window awning

The "pull strap" recently decided to "go south". Unrolling the awning by hand found the 1" remainder of the strap sticking out of the slot. It moves easily from end to end of the slot. HOW does it come out of the slot?
Both ends of the "roller" and slot are covered by a round plastic cover that appear to have 2 pop rivits holding them in place.
I've googled but can't find instructions for this job. Anyone tackled this fix?
Have found the straps at several locations.
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Hi H. Miller,
If you look at the track toward either end, is there a change in the track that would allow a change in straps?
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Hal - I had 4 or 5 break within a few months on my old coach. I guess when they reach a certain age it happens. Go to the end of the slot and drill a little hole in the slot big enough to put the rod on the end of the strap into it, and then slide the strap back to the middle. I did the first one myself on a ladder, but it is easier to have someone hold the awning down after it is unrolled for you to drill it and put the new strap in. Someone can hold the awning in the down postion from the open window from the inside.

It worked for me!

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If you look at the track toward either end, is there a change in the track that would allow a change in straps?
Nope

Seems that once upon a time someone found a site that detailed instructions for awning problems????
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I drilled the hole in the end also worked good and cant see the hole from the ground
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When one of our straps broke, my DW found the strap material at a fabric store and used the old one as a pattern. Total cost was minimal and she had it completed in a few minutes with her sewing machine..
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Thanks Folks,
We had pretty well decided on the "drill hole" method (drill battery charging now) and about to leave for Camping World. They have a "card" with 2 straps for $3.25 and according to the info shown, they are the exact 28" needed.
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