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Old 06-01-2014, 02:17 PM   #1
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Awning Lock

What about this Old Coot, will this work to keep the awning from unraveling while traveling? I figured you'll have something similar.

http://blog.goodsamclub.com/wp-conte...wning-Lock.jpg

Looks like a gatepost latch that is mounted on the awning arm and the latch slides into the hole in the roller tube. The latch is tie wrapped to keep from vibrating unlocked. Probably have to stand on a step ladder to unlock it unless you're 7' tall.
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Old 06-01-2014, 02:22 PM   #2
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Saw that, the only problem is how do you get up there to engage it and tie the wire on it? I made a tie rod for mine which I engage standing on the ground.
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Old 06-01-2014, 02:34 PM   #3
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Hey OC, does the bolt in the tie rod just screw into the awning groove? If not, do you have a closer picture?
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Old 06-01-2014, 02:40 PM   #4
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It's never happened to me (KNOCK, KNOCK) but how common is the awning unraveling during transit?
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Old 06-01-2014, 02:41 PM   #5
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I just stick my awning rod in hole up there and and then use 2 velcro straps and snug it to the awning support bar, no fuss no muss. It can't rotate. Plus my awning rod is right there where I need it when I unfurl...
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Old 06-01-2014, 04:23 PM   #6
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Hey OC, does the bolt in the tie rod just screw into the awning groove? If not, do you have a closer picture?
No, you have to measure very carefully and drill a 5/16" hole in the end cap so it aligns with the slot where you slide the sunscreens in and then tap the hole & slot to 3/8-16 unc.
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Old 06-01-2014, 04:33 PM   #7
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Soon after I put "Turb's Lazy Man Awning Mod" in, I was sitting in the truck getting ready to pull out and I looked in the passenger side mirror and saw the awning extending. Turns out I was sitting on the remote I left in my pocket.

Had I not spotted it I would have certainly lost the awning on the drive out of the campground.

Could have used OC's mod that day!
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Soon after I put "Turb's Lazy Man Awning Mod" in, I was sitting in the truck getting ready to pull out and I looked in the passenger side mirror and saw the awning extending. Turns out I was sitting on the remote I left in my pocket.

Had I not spotted it I would have certainly lost the awning on the drive out of the campground.

Could have used OC's mod that day!
Recall installation of said lock being offered in Goshen last year.
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Recall installation of said lock being offered in Goshen last year.
<sigh> Was a one armed paper hanger last year.
Too bad you won't be there this year.
Cleaned out the garage today and found my tap box.
Maybe this week?
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<sigh> Was a one armed paper hanger last year.
Too bad you won't be there this year.
Cleaned out the garage today and found my tap box.
Maybe this week?
Do you have one of my locks?
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