Originally Posted by Wildwood1
Just spring cleaning the trailer and tried to open the awning for the first time this season to give it a general cleaning. Usually i use the pull rod to flip the small lever at the end of the awning which allows it to open/close but the lever would not move. So i did the typical man thing and tapped it with a hammer hoping to get it moving as it appeared to be seized. Now the lever only spins on the small shaft! I can see the shaft still isnt moving. What do i do? The awning is about 20 feet long and always worked without issue in the past!
Is that small lever attached to the shaft with a pin? If so maybe you sheared it and it needs to be driven out and replaced. From memory couple years back there is a hollow pin driven into the lever and through the shaft? If you re establish that connection, try plenty of penetrating oil to free the reversing lever.