- Jul 31, 2007
- Funster No
- A Class Hymer B694 tag
I take it this thing if fitted would have worked to stop it unrolling jim ?Some may recall my experience with an awning on the M6
Tying the legs together will not stop the fabric from unfurling if you are hit by a strong side gust..
Well this happened to me today thanks to high winds my awning unfurled its self 4 miles away from the garage I was going to, thanks to my 82 year old mate hanging out of the diner window to try and hold it down im sure it would have been ripped off by a lorry....scary.
HiWent to wind it back in today and it wouldnt, the seller seems to think its the spring inside thats gone ?? he said he may have one but its a pain repairing so I suppose I'll manually wind it in till I can afford to take it to the proffesionals. So I presume this is why it unfurled ??
Totally agree, the ratchet is a crap design .. even set correctly and not worn it is not sufficient to prevent a strong side gust unfurling ..I can say without fear of contradiction the the initial cause is failure of the very poorly designed ratchet its self (Or failure to set correctly) followed by weak spring tension
it is the ratchet lock alone that stops the fabric unfurling the spring tension even if set very stiff can be over come by wind blowing through the awning
I dont think I could get me head around that, looks like a job for a pro, anyone know of some where in lancashire to take it to be sorted ?Hi
Not necessarily, mine unfurled and there was nothing wrong with the springs. Yours may only need re tensioning .. It's a pig of a job but doable if you follow the Dometic instructions.. I replaced the fabric and re tensioned after the M6 escapade oh:
Dometic A&E roll out awning repair instructions
No chance. Your best bet would be to take it to Dave Evans in Cannock. 07968 429111.I dont think I could get me head around that, looks like a job for a pro, anyone know of some where in lancashire to take it to be sorted ?