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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 16-03-2018, 19:44 Thread Starter
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One of the legs was broken so i unwound awning to take off hinge to repair all well and good. 13mm nut holding hinge thingy.

That was till the damn thing will not wind in so now have left it overnight to come and ask the wise ones on here and hope its not windy to rip it off its self.

What can i do

Im thinking take the whole thing off but im unsure how many unseen bolts are holding her on. On winding her in ive tried to be a little brutish and undo a bit and try again to no avail.


Mavis is testing me and ive yet to go on my first outing
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 17-03-2018, 16:03
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Oh dear, I hope you're not getting the wind that has delayed my ferry for 5hrs!

I assume you've already tried spraying the gubbins with silicone?

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Not as yet

I've been back to her as we have snow falling so turned her around as to take the brunt of the wind on the other-side and strung her a little to try to ease weight.

I have suspicions that the gearing mec has gone but buying it is only the first hurdle fitting it is the main issue. I was hoping to relieve the van of its awning and take it somewhere warm to poke at the mechanics and grease and lube. lol

Being a single women armed only with a few tools and google i think i'm going to struggle with this where is Gerrard Butler when you need him
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I hope you've managed to find something on the Internet - I imagine it should be possible to lift the awning off the retaining brackets - tho if it's 4.5m it'll be some weight.

Is it possible in the meantime to give it some support while tying it down? Snow on the awning would be quite heavy.

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Think now is the time to swallow your pride play the damsel in distress card and get some help.
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Well what is the world coming too

I've tried my best damsel impression but feel my strong independent women persona has preceded me.

Those gentlemen that have offered help will have their backs out if i took them up on it. Young men of today have no idea what a posi drive screw driver is.

This is definitely a three or four person job of removing the awning. So now looking for a team of knights in shining armour.

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You could organise a meet Lyn - but only for the fit and able

Sorry I'm in France!

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If you need to remove the whole awning all that is required is to unscrew the pozi screws in the underside of the external bracket & the awning can be lifted out of the bracket, but is likely to be extremely heavy. Picture here in the installation instructions: http://www.fiamma.it/image/data/inst...0-741_revI.pdf

However if the gearbox needs replacing then it looks like this can be done without removal of the awning, see here: http://www.fiammastore.com/Spares_Se...s_300_to_350cm

Spares gearbox assemblies are available for the F45S not sure what F45 gs plus is: http://www.outdoorbits.com/fiamma-aw...4_388_654.html

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