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Old 09-01-2020, 09:19 AM   #1
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I recently purchased a 2204 T. I love the camper. When I purchased it, the entire 14 ft A&E awning had been taken off. The fabric was torn from a wind storm. I bought new fabric and installed. Now, I can not get the awning to operate properly. It is a manual awning. Every time I manually roll the awning up by hand and switch the up & down spring release, the entire awning rolls out and will not roll back up with doing it by hand. I have tension on both springs, about 8 rotations each.
What am I doing wrong?
Does it matter which side of the installation the up/down release is on?
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Old 09-01-2020, 02:30 PM   #2
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Default Trying to help with awning.

You might try looking at utube videos on awning repair. I haven't had to do any awning repair.
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I haven't done any awning repair either, so I have no advice on this. Are there any manuals available for the A&E awning?

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Old 09-01-2020, 08:07 PM   #4
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I had to order some awning parts on my 1990 HiLo. Carefree was very helpful. Perhaps A&E might have a phone # for tech support. Things are very different with customer support during Covid 19.
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I haven't dabbled into awning repair yet but will need to soon. Mine is torn as well. I understand a traditional awning extends out to 8 foot but Hi Los only extend to 6.5 foot. Would this have any bearing on your problem or did you order a 6.5 foot awning? I'm having trouble finding them.
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I ordered a standard shade Pro fabric replacement from Amazon. Turn out I had the fabric roller installed incorrectly, I was able to get it working.
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Great! Any tips/tricks for installing it properly should any other member have this repair in mind?

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This is a great video showing step by step instructions
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Thanks! This is a great video. I'm going to copy and "sticky" it to the Awning sub-forum.

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FYI this is the video I used to change my awning fabric. Perfect and only one of me!
Have the right tools at the ready, and all goes well.
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Hi we recently replaced our awning. Ordered it from Carefree and seems to be great. Different style from original with separate valance and they knew exactly the right measurements. Good luck!
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