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Old 05-30-2013, 09:17 AM   #1
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Door awning problem

I have an o7 dutch star and the awing over door will not go in .
I closed the door and the awing just shot out on its own and now it will not stay in or even start to come in
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:47 PM   #2
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The return spring is malfunctioning. Either the pin broke, which keeps the spring from unwinding, or the spring itself broke. Can you manually wind it in, and secure it with a strap?. Then take it to a service center. Fixing it yourself can be tricky.
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Old 05-31-2013, 05:50 PM   #3
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What kind of awning, elec. or manual???
What brand of awning???
Info would help.
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Old 06-01-2013, 01:36 PM   #4
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Hi hnipper,
The awning is spring loaded to the open position. The motor is required to close the awning. The closing action winds the spring. Go to Door Awning Clutch - iRV2.com RV Photo Gallery to see the part you'll need. Depending on your mobility and handyman skills, replacing the part is not rocket science. It just takes patience and time.
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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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If it shot out on its on sorry to tell you that you need a new motor assy. Samething happen to me going down the freeway it's not a hard fix. Mine is a carefree they change the gear on the end which is probably what broke its better now. Maybe 2 hrs labor at best 30 minutes off and 1 to 11/2 to put back and adjust.
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