Well Roswell, we all need to listen to our wives(sometimes). I hear mine but try not to listen.
This apparently is one of those "I told you so" times. My first one(trailer) did not have a roller support. I left the awning open one afternoon while we went shopping. We were not going to be gone long
. Then I heard it;
that rumble of thunder and the cold wind. The sickening feeling knowing that the awning would be full of water(I didn't slope it) made the drive back a long one. Upon returning, the awning had probably 200 lbs of water. Dummy me, the first thing I did was pull the latch on one of the support arms and immediatly it was jerked out of my hand as the weight of the water was more than I had expected. I could have been seriously hurt for I was standing under
the awning. Yes my roller was permanently bent.
I tried bending it back straight by resting it on a step ladder and a person pulling down on each end. Metal is not supposed to be bent without heating and then it needs to be under a controlled situation. Needless to say, I still was able to use the awning but was diligent in sloping it and bringing the support arms all the way down if we were leaving for any amount of time. Hope things work out for you.