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Old 07-01-2013, 01:03 PM   #15
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I had the same problem this past weekend. I forgot that the strap was folded up and then the started undoing arms and before you know it the awning is rolled up and the strap is folded inside....OH S$$T! I tried pulling on it from the ground would not budge. I tried using the rod pulling on the go. I am the only one around so I got on the step ladder and from that height I could move it one side at a time so I went to the point where I could hook the arm on the knob that extends the awning. It does give a lot of resistance. It was pretty crooked with one side extended that far and the other side barely out. I then extended the other arm to the same distance and was able to extend it out the rest of the way from the center and recover the strap. Tried retracting and extending it a few times and seems to be fine.

With two people at a height where you can pull it more in a horizontal direction rather than down it should move for you. Very much pulling in a downward direction will not work.


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Old 07-01-2013, 01:19 PM   #16
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Silver Goose's solution worked fine for me last week

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