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Old 03-28-2017, 07:19 PM   #11
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We recently experienced something I hope no one else ever will. While camping in Florida, a strong storm came up quite suddenly and before we could get our awning in, the wind tore the roller out of the bracket. Hubby and I were in a panic trying to hold up the awning to keep the other end from coming loose. The wind and rain were relentless and we almost reached the point of dropping the whole thing when I remembered the Duck tape in our tool box. Hubby was able to tape the dislodged roller to the arm just enough for us to roll it in. Our awning is 18 feet long and it was not an easy job but the tape did the trick. The next day, we headed to Home Depot to purchase a rivet gun. There were only two screws holding the awning roller in place before they failed. We now have rivets at both ends of the rollers and our awning goes in and out without any wobble. Check your awning and if it's only being held to the roller arm with a couple of screws, reinforce it with rivets. And don't forget to add a roll of Duck tape to your rv repair kit! I hope this helps someone else avoid what we experienced.
Not sure what you are talking about, any pictures?
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Old 03-28-2017, 07:44 PM   #12
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Mine still isn't lining up. So I tried loosening the set screw in / on the gutter rail track and put it out and in a couple times. Hoping it would self center to a degree....still off by like 3/4 of an inch on the top of the right side of awning as you stand on the awning side looking at it. So, maybe little better but not a 100%.
Also I noticed the motor end of awning the bracket was not seating correctly either.��
So I fixed that with a bolt that went through arm and squeezed it a little tighter so it would seat correctly. Still has not helped my arm from fully seating. Had to put the girl away for a couple weeks as work called and I was busy.
Got her back today to home and hopefully I can fix once and for all, if I do I will take some pictures and attach!
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Old 03-28-2017, 08:03 PM   #13
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The roller end plate on our extended awning was attached to the vertical arm using only two screws. The force of the wind pulled the roller out of the arm bracket and the only thing keeping it from falling to the ground was my husband standing on a picnic table and holding it up. I can take a picture tomorrow of the repair as I'm not very good at explaining things. ��
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Old 03-31-2017, 07:41 AM   #14
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Automatic awning

Picture of awning roller reinforced with rivets.
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Old 03-31-2017, 07:09 PM   #15
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Oh, those screws.
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Old 03-31-2017, 07:20 PM   #16
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Check your awning and see what's holding the roller in place. We went to an rv show this past week and noticed that they are now using rivets in place of screws.
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