A&E 8500 Awning Help!!!

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  1. Geo

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    What im needing is advise or information regarding replacing the safty lock/lever in the right hand end plate on the RV awning.
    Linda at Stateside Tuning is on stand by and has supplied Operating instructions in a down load to me, however what would be better is the repair or instalation documents
    As the awning tension and operation is 100% im thinking that in the closed position (Minimum Tension) it may be possible to just remove the end plate and replace with new cpmplete unit, or if available a repair kit for what I asume is a pawl and ratchet system inside, when replaced it would only then require a minimum amount of turns 2 to 3 at most to set the load as the awning applies full tension as its wound out.
    Anyone know if im on the right track or am I in cookoo land, and its a full removal and strip down, please bear in mind im a mechanic and if I could fit brake pads by putting them in the master cylinder i would:Rofl1:
    Do any of our American cousins know the right way to do it Tom!!! where are you
    Geo
     
  2. Lindy-C

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    Geo


    AFAIK there are no servicable parts to the ratchet/spring mechanism so a repair kit is not available......you would need to replace the whole unit :Smile:
     
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    Get on the phone then Linda, budget 2/6d may go to 3 shillings for genuine parts:thumb:
    Geo
    ps, pp included of course
    pps do you do PX
     
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    Ok, no help so far,now pushing he budget up to a Pound:cry:
    Geo
    must include labour
     
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  7. Geo

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    Thats the info reqd Thanks Ror,:thumb: every RVr should get a copy of this
    Geo
     
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    Ive been an engineer for more years than I care to admit but I have never in all of my life come across such an abysmal design as the A&E awning system.

    Whoever did design it must of been on something. You take your life in your hands when you open and close the thing and the operating manual is so poor that its useless

    Oh well getting near the end of the day and havent had a moan about anything. This was as good as any.:shout:
     
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    well i certainly will be doing when I attempt a repair in situ, thanks to Rory's and Linda's diagrams Im in with half a chance, any one got a large drive with pool at the side, then when im thrown over the roof I may just go for a splash instead of a splat:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Geo
     
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    Good for you Geo, mind your fingers

    Jim
     

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