Friday was a nice sunny day, so I thought I would drop the awning so that it would dry out from the recent rain we had. I undid everything, flipped the lever to down. When I got it all the way down pulling on the strap it broke at the connection point to the roller rod. I thought, wow, what it it would have broken loose when I was putting it up? It had torn loose from the connection point to the piece that slides back and forth down the rod. I made a trip to my local rv dealer and purchased another one. I repaired the other one with some nylon thread and some RV Goop and will use it for a spare. Just thought I would put this one out for others to see, might want to order one or get one and to put in the spare junk box.
My awning was just replaced about 6 months ago, don't know if this was the one that came with the new awning or was with the old one.