I just had mine replaced under an extended warranty. The RV Repair Shop said they replace a few of them every year. The part was close to $170 with shipping, and they charged 4 hours for labor, 2 to get the awning off and apart, and 2 to put it back together. Since I have a $100 deductable, I had the repair shop do it, now if I were paying for the whole thing, I would do it myself.
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