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cowboy49

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Awning Troubles
« on: August 25, 2005, 09:08:58 AM »
The plastic clip that latches the awning supports together in the "stored" or hauling mode broke on our last trip.. while duct tape secured it for the trip home from Ruidoso, I need a more permanent fix.. is a velcro strap of some sort available?  I haven't foud the clip on Camping World's eb site.. its an A&E awning.

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Re: Awning Troubles
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2005, 09:37:53 AM »
Have you tried calling A&E? They might ship you one for free.
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Re: Awning Troubles
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2005, 12:09:37 PM »
There are metal ones on our 2001 A&E.

cowboy49

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Re: Awning Troubles
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2005, 10:13:21 PM »
I've seen those.. mine are the cheesy plastic clips you squeeze from both sides.. can I install the metal fold over clips in place of the plastic type?

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Re: Awning Troubles
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2005, 09:41:00 AM »
I don''t see why not, mine are held on with pop rivets.

cowboy49

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Re: Awning Troubles
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2005, 11:57:14 AM »
reckon I'll give them a try.

Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Awning Troubles
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2005, 05:12:45 PM »
Most any RV dealer can order replacement parts from A&E, since most of them sell A&E awnings. If you want the sturdier parts for a different model awning, order those instead - after making sure they will fit.
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cowboy49

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Re: Awning Troubles
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2005, 10:53:16 AM »
Would the velcro straps work just as well?

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Re: Awning Troubles
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2005, 01:42:25 PM »
I don't see any reason why not.
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