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Old 04-02-2011, 01:17 PM   #1
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Door awning

There I was driving down the road running my usual 70mph when my door awning pops totally out what a surprise. It's spring loaded the motor gears gave way and out it came. Push it in and tuck the cloth in and zip tied,on the road again.
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Old 04-02-2011, 01:54 PM   #2
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Wow ..I bet that scared the stuffin out of you...Never heard that one before What brand awning is it and keep us updated of what the failure was if you can determine that. Good Luck....D
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Old 04-02-2011, 02:07 PM   #3
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Carefree, and you can bet they will get a phone call Monday probably just to vent on them. Thank goodness I had big zip ties right beside my duck tape. The good news is 70mph didn't blow the hole thing off.
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Old 04-02-2011, 02:28 PM   #4
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Hi Tha_Rooster,
A&E does the same thing. I think they are all built the same way. The repair can be a DIY project. It does require complete awning removal and disassembly.
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Mine never popped out while driving but it did get to where it wouldn't close and latch properly on its own. I had them fix it while back at the factory and they found leaves had gathered inside the housing.

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Update : replaced motor assembly, gear on end of motor was broken carefree has a new design, much better. I took awning down because I did not want to splice wires if I had it to do over I would slice wires. Laura at carefree was very nice and shipped me what I needed.
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I'm not impressed with Carefree. Although a relatively new rig, the side seam stitching on all of our slide covers is either gone or almost gone. Don't know what the thread is made of, but it is no good at all.
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I'm not impressed with Carefree. Although a relatively new rig, the side seam stitching on all of our slide covers is either gone or almost gone. Don't know what the thread is made of, but it is no good at all.
I don't think this is common. I retired after 32 years in the textile industry, and there were many times we returned thousands of dollars of bad thread. Couldn't hurt to give them a call.
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Cat320 seam stitching is a problem with me also, called carefree I was told to take the topper to a seamstress. How about use better thread?
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