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Old 12-02-2015, 08:33 PM   #1
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Slowly SMACKED the Awning

Hey folks,

Leaving the campsite, still had the awning out - Ouch, Rookie mistake. I was going really slow because it was raining and I was sure I had forgotten something I suppose.

Awning caught a tree while pulling out, heard a pop and stopped. Got out, looked up and there she was, bent back about 6 inches. I backed up and closed her up and drove home.

The awning is now offset by about 1/2 inch when I close it up tight. I can get it to fold up correctly if I use a rubber mallet. I want to reshape the portion that's out of wack, the channel, and I think I can.

Oh, and the pop was the mounting bracket did crack down the middle - I know I need to replace that, but can I fix the awning channels?

I may be able to get some pics, but don't have any handy today.

Thanks all.


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Old 12-02-2015, 08:57 PM   #2
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Remove the awning supports from the rv and the awning and have at it. Can you straighten them? Yes/No? I guess it all depends on your metal working skills.

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