Less than 1 year old spring broke
My road side awning spring broke, which I replaced at just less than one year ago. I got a replacement and returned the broken spring to Zipdee. Zipdee said the spring broke due to rust, and that unless I fixed the source of water getting into the tube, that I couldn't expect the new spring to last very long (not the response I was hoping for). I was told that water entry points could be anywhere with an awning as old as mine (1979).
When replacing the spring I didn't see any standing water. Any suggestions on where to look for leaks? Should I seal the rivets holding the end caps on, as well as the joint between the end caps and roller tube? There's also the rivets adjacent to the spring where the fabric attaches to the tube.
Even if the spring did get wet, I'm surprised it only lasted a year.