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Old 09-25-2018, 06:55 PM   #1
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Remote sensor on awning falling off

Hello Escape mates!

I have a new (July 2018) Escape 19 that has the power remote control awning and a wind sensor that is attached to the inside of the outer rail of the awning.

The sensor bracket only came secured to the outer rail with a single screw and in fact only maybe one or two threads on a small screw.

I have reattached it a few times but essentially every time I open the awning the wind sensor falls out. The only way to use the awning is to put the sensor away where it is motionless.

I'm sure I can fix this with a lovely 12" strip of duct tape but that won't look so great sitting under the awning and looking at a bulging wind sensor under a piece of fine tape. Anyone had the same problem and a good fix?

Thanks, Doug A.
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Old 09-25-2018, 07:49 PM   #2
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Maybe a longer screw would hold stronger and better?
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:04 PM   #3
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The sensor bracket only came secured to the outer rail with a single screw and in fact only maybe one or two threads on a small screw.
Do you mean that the screw goes through a thin panel, so after those two turns of the thread the rest of the screw is just sticking into empty space?

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Maybe a longer screw would hold stronger and better?
If the thickness of the material that the screw is anchored into is the problem, a longer screw won't help. In that case a larger screw would help, if one can be run through the bracket.
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Remote sensor on awning falling off

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Ours has two small hex head bolts. It came this way and has never come loose.
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