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Old 01-27-2020, 07:12 PM   #1
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Manual Awning Attachment

Since we have the power awning that was the only one offered when we purchased our trailer in 2018, I have always wondered how they attached the manual one when there is a big recess in the body. Also where the side support arms are located.
Here are a few pictures I took today in the showroom.
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Old 01-27-2020, 07:22 PM   #2
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That first picture shows why one should seriously consider an RV Awning Lock. There is a lot of sail underneath that stick built trailers don't have because the awnings are mounted on a vertical wall. Still, many of those owners install the lock. That sail can allow a sideways wind to push against the spring with enough force to override it and send the awning outwards.
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Old 01-27-2020, 07:40 PM   #3
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Mine came undone on I15 in Utah, but I think it was me tinkering with it when I put it away. It may not have been locked.

Now I throw a zip tie on it on the long drives or storage.
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Old 01-27-2020, 11:04 PM   #5
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Zip tie on what- the arms? That won't help with unfurling in a strong sideways wind.CPA Harley's incident clearly shows the arms are velcro strapped and the awning deployed.

Ours deployed on our trip home when new. Anyone know I-5 & 41 West to Paso Robles? There is a sign near the intersection warning of strong wind gusts. That's exactly where ours started unfurling. Scary.
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so is there a good way to lock it down to prevent this?
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so is there a good way to lock it down to prevent this?


Either retrofit a fixture that externally locks the roller tube, as some have done here, or get an electric awning.
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See this thread. Post #39 has my install and link to the product.

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We had the same thing happen as Jim did when we picked up our 21. I added these 2 items to prevent this from happening again. One prevents the roller from moving and the other is a clip I made from spring steel that keeps the latch in the locked position. Multiple trips and no more issues
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See this thread. Post #39 has my install and link to the product.

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We had the same thing happen as Jim did when we picked up our 21. I added these 2 items to prevent this from happening again. One prevents the roller from moving and the other is a clip I made from spring steel that keeps the latch in the locked position. Multiple trips and no more issues
Excellent idea’s did order the lock for roller after seeing yours in picture 1 . On our Classic needed to make a extension plate following Chris R. ‘s picture out of aluminum stock . Not too hard and feel more secure now . Pat
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