Today as i opened the awning i found the two sliding arms both broke at the joint where it meets the sliding channel.
Broken awning arm.
If you send them a photo of the old arm they may be able to match it with some of the universal awning parts they sell.
If you re raising the awning alone do it in increments on each side.
It should lock into place.
I looked around on line.
Now it s time to lift.
New arm fit perfectly to replace the broken arm.
I inspected the broken piece which is made out of pot metal and it appears to be built into the arm.
As the owner of your rv you need to take charge of buying the right rv awning parts and accessories.
Check wind and sun sensors to verify they are functioning properly.
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Yes the awning was set in the lowered position too as we knew we were going to get rain and we were in the seneca when it broke no wind at all the way that these arms are built is kind of sketchy in the first place and the place it bent is a known weak point on these arms says the owner of the mobile awning company that replaced the arm.
So choose from the rv awning parts and accessories that are needed to repair or replace a broken and damaged awning.
Program automatic sensors to open for s.
There is no pin or screw to attach it to the metal rectangular tubing.
Some companies like sunsetter sell their awnings through home depot and directly but we have found getting replacement parts for them to be very difficult.
Just wished they didn t rivet the parts together and sold them separately so you could just replace the part that broke without having to replace the entire arm assembly.
Using the handles on each arm raise the awning.
When your awning becomes slightly damaged it can be far less expensive to replace a couple of the parts rather than purchasing an entirely new unit.
If you choose to replace you will have roughly double the installation cost as the repair person will first need to remove the old unit before installing the new one.