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Old 08-05-2019, 08:53 AM   #1
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New Sunset Trail 262BH

Hi, we just purchased a new Sunset Trail 262BH and had our first trip. Love the trailer, unfortunately on our first trip a severe storm blew in fast and being newbies, we didnt get our awning in quickly enough and the water weight bent one arm on the awning. Awning still works, just a slightly bent arm. Any ideas on repairs? From Sarnia ON area
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Old 08-05-2019, 09:43 AM   #2
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You can lower one side of the awning so the rain runs off without putting the awning in. We all learn from our mistakes. Welcome to the forum from NC.
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Old 08-05-2019, 10:56 AM   #3
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What brand awning do you have. Most manufactures sell replacement parts. And this happens a lot more than you think. If you leave for the day and the weather man says good weather - roll it in !! Been there done that.

Etrailer would be a good source for parts.
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Old 08-05-2019, 11:19 AM   #4
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Agreed, always have one leg lower than the other.
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Old 08-05-2019, 11:46 AM   #5
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I always try to get 10 degrees lower on one end. Also buy a Camco awning anchor kit at Walmart for about $17. And Camco awning deflapper, also at Walmart about $15. The deflapper helps keep the awning stretched for better runoff. And the anchor will protect from wind gusts. $30 is cheap insurance to protect from an expensive awning repair.
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Old 08-05-2019, 02:06 PM   #6
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Thanks all for the info. After walking in the park we did notice that most experienced campers did have one end lower.
Live and learn i guess!
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Old 08-05-2019, 10:07 PM   #7
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Old 08-11-2019, 03:58 PM   #8
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Replacement of Awning arm

Hello CDC. We purchased a new 262BH about 5 months ago. Second trip, I sideswiped the back awing arm. I tried to bent it back, but was not happy with operation. Took it into service, they replaced the entire rear mechanism for what I thought was a very reasonable price. I think the parts were under $200 and labor was only 1 hour. An expensive mistake, but a nice surprise after what parts cost for parts for an Airsream we use to have.
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Old 09-14-2019, 06:38 AM   #9
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We have a 262bh also and we love it (aside from a mystery leak were working on)...
I learned to leave one side lower, but also watch your head when you do.....I guess I meant that I'm trying to learn this, as it's happened more than once lol
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