can anyone offer advice on an awning that won't retract? I currently rewind it back by hand (I'm just tall enough and luckily I have a pop top). I'm trying to figure out how to post a pic of how it all started to go wrong.
heck, thepic is huge and I can't figure how to make it smaller. Sorry for that. The only way I can view it is to squish it on my ipad...
anyway. I got hit by wind, with the awning up about 2 weeks into my maiden voyage At 3 am. I was terrified. I couldn't even open the door at first to get out. Luckily I had ropes in the van so I tied it down as best I could before I lost it all. Got it back together, a bit bent and sad and 3 months later it suddenly wouldn't retract.
So, a bit about me. My first ever caravan, no childhood memories etc. I bought it second hand, went on an 800km trip around Victoria to test it for faults and promptly ended up back at Jayco with a good list of troubles. The workshop guys were great. Showed me how to check/maintain suspension etc, invaluable. I'm from a farming background and used to drive semi trucks so I'm ok on that side of stuff. I have a mentality of common sense and will attempt to fix anything ( but not electrics!) before I pay someone. I just like to tinker! I've read up on awnings, and if have a concern regarding my fingers and basically getting it all wrong. If anyone has any tips, I would love to hear them.
Feel the fear and do it anyway
jules"Love is good for the human being!!"(Ben, aged 10)
Suzanne, Ronnie and Bourbon (the cocker spaniel)
Great tip! Thanks for that :) makes sense when I think about it