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Old 12-20-2015, 09:28 AM   #61
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Here is a picture of my awning "lock" lock.
Jim is that another piece of velcro that you wrap around the latch?
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Old 12-20-2015, 09:42 AM   #62
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Here is a picture of my awning "lock" lock.
Nice, I'll be "stealing" this idea. Mine came loose from 90 mph winds in my driveway. No damage; but a bit unnerving to come home and see it flapping.
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Old 12-20-2015, 10:13 AM   #63
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Jim is that another piece of velcro that you wrap around the latch?
Yes, I bought a "roll" of straps that have an opening which I slip over the lock and then attach to my awning strap. http://smile.amazon.com/VELCRO-ONE-W...CQ0H2DGKYKHVH0
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Old 12-20-2015, 11:27 AM   #64
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Yes, I bought a "roll" of straps that have an opening which I slip over the lock and then attach to my awning strap. http://smile.amazon.com/VELCRO-ONE-W...CQ0H2DGKYKHVH0
Cool - I already have a couple of those rolls - they are great for keeping various electrical cord tied up.
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Old 12-20-2015, 11:34 AM   #65
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Here is a picture of my awning "lock" lock.
I always have used a Velcro strap on my awnings too . But is that a hook on the latch too ? Pat
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Old 12-20-2015, 02:10 PM   #66
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I am height imparied and could not reach that high to fasten. I do not carry a ladder or stool (probably unsafe) and use the Camco velcro awning fasteners. I just have to fasten then lower to the ground. They still keep the awning from opening but not as well as Jim's solution.
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I just bought a roll of Velcro, cut to length, and wrap the arm as high as I can reach. If the two parts of the arm can't separate, then it can't open.
I'm uncomfortable attaching anything to the locking lever itself for fear that instead of keeping it latched it might open it. There is a tension mechanism in the lever to keep it closed, or open.
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I am height imparied and could not reach that high to fasten. I do not carry a ladder or stool (probably unsafe) and use the Camco velcro awning fasteners. I just have to fasten then lower to the ground. They still keep the awning from opening but not as well as Jim's solution.
Like you we have trouble trying to get up high on the trailer . Found at Home Depot for about 13 . A lightweight aluminum 3 step folding ladder we keep under the bed storage . You can hang on at the top to be more secure , just going up to 2 nd step is pretty good if you need a picture I will take one . You will find it back where the ladders are and when you see it you will know . We have to use for many things even if we put up screen room . Pat
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I just bought a roll of Velcro, cut to length, and wrap the arm as high as I can reach. If the two parts of the arm can't separate, then it can't open.
I'm uncomfortable attaching anything to the locking lever itself for fear that instead of keeping it latched it might open it. There is a tension mechanism in the lever to keep it closed, or open.
Glen thinking about that latch securing you are probably right maybe opening it . Pat
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I also position the strap about 1' toward the centre of the awning so that the strap is wrapped into the awning roll. Used to have it rolled up on the edge and a couple times found the loose end had wrapped itself around the lever but with part flapping in the wind.
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