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Old 07-06-2021, 04:27 PM   #1
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Awning arm replacement

Welp, the rain caught me slacking. My right awning arm bent a bit with the weight of the rain that hit us here in Texas last week. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on where to buy one, or if anyone has an extra replacement lying around. I have a 63” Solera 12V power awning.
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Old 08-30-2021, 05:40 AM   #2
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First, I think you can get a replacement arm from Amazon. Don't know the cost.
Second, the motor on my patio awning went out and I replaced it with a Solera Smart Arm with a wind sensor so it rolls up when the wind blows too hard. Great idea. Thought what I was buying was all included but come to find out the wind sensor is an option. So is the security sensor. Motion makes the awning light come on.
Installation went well, alignment didn't. Don't think that was the installers fault and I am sure they will fix that.
Problem, at least I think is, you have to go outside to put in in or out, turn on the light or anything else it is suppose to do. To me, this is a problem because I am used to doing all this inside. If its raining but the wind isn't blowing enough to bring in the awning, you are going to get wet.
Also, the angle of the awning doesn't tilt enough to provide shade and when partial closed it even would allow water to drain back towards the camper. That could cause a slew of problems.
Though I think its too late to change because of holes in the camper, I am not that happy with the new arms. Wind sensor is ordered, but with the way things are now with suppliers, I may never get that part which would make it and overpriced piece of equipment that could have been fixed for $300 or less.
Has anyone else installed these arms and if so, what do you think.
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Old 08-30-2021, 07:01 AM   #3
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Most likely find on amazon or you may have to go to a dealer. Later RJD
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Hopefully, since the original post was from the first part of July, the OP has found parts.
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