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26-04-2019 19:03
Mrplodd I never bothered because the awning was heavily recessed into the sidewall of the Autotrails I had.

What surprised me was the size of the securing bolts!! 10mm spanner is all thatís needed.

Andy
26-04-2019 17:30
dghr272
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Originally Posted by Mrplodd View Post
If itís a recessed awning (Like Aurotrail fit) then the ONLY option is to remove the entire awning to get at the awning gearbox. Personal knowledge, had to do on two different A/Tís

BEWARE, itís not a light item and itís very easy to drop it, you need someone holding each end.

Andy
Andy does it need sealing when refitting ?

Terry
26-04-2019 16:51
Mrplodd If itís a recessed awning (Like Aurotrail fit) then the ONLY option is to remove the entire awning to get at the awning gearbox. Personal knowledge, had to do on two different A/Tís

BEWARE, itís not a light item and itís very easy to drop it, you need someone holding each end.

Andy
26-04-2019 14:43
caulkhead
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Originally Posted by 44danno View Post
I think the awning has to be slackened off as itís recessed.
Thank you
That explains it! I hadn't allowed for recessed awnings!!!
26-04-2019 13:41
dghr272
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Originally Posted by 44danno View Post
Hi, instructions say loosen middle and rear end bolts. Remove bolt nearest gearbox.
I only have the plastic covers in the cupboards for the gearbox end and middle.
Suppose it’s because the awning is recessed.
I’ll try with just the 2.
Thank you for your help.
Mines recessed too, would be useful to some of us in the future if you could take pics of the fix procedure and post them onto the forum.

Good luck.

Terry
26-04-2019 13:05
44danno I think the awning has to be slackened off as itís recessed.
Thank you
26-04-2019 13:03
44danno Hi, instructions say loosen middle and rear end bolts. Remove bolt nearest gearbox.
I only have the plastic covers in the cupboards for the gearbox end and middle.
Suppose itís because the awning is recessed.
Iíll try with just the 2.
Thank you for your help.
26-04-2019 12:38
dghr272 On my AT Arapaho the omnistor fixings are behind rectangular plastic covers in my high level cupboards.

As said above, are you sure you need to undo the whole canopy fixings?

Terry

Edit; found this thread......

https://forums.motorhomefacts.com/90...box.html?amp=1
26-04-2019 12:36
EJB Removed my Fiamma awning from my MH and it was a simple 3 grub screws on the external brackets....it may or may not be useful to you?
26-04-2019 12:26
caulkhead Hi Karl, I can't help with regard to your particular motorhome but I replaced the gearing on my Omnistor awning a few years ago and I didn't have to touch anything inside the van. I just had to pull the awning fully out and put the legs down and then remove the end cover from the awning, remove the old gearing and then install the new one. It took about half an hour with help from my son in law.

Regards Andy
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