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Old 11-21-2014, 07:29 PM   #1
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Awning Question

There are two rusted cotter pins sticking out of the the rear pod on my awning. Do they belong there?
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Old 11-21-2014, 08:24 PM   #2
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The rust, or the pins?

The pins were supposed to have been removed at install.
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Old 11-21-2014, 08:49 PM   #3
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Mine are still in as well. What was they're purpose?
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:14 PM   #4
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Pictures please
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:25 PM   #5
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Here you go.
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:03 PM   #6
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Acording to the awning manual these are for emergency purposes.

EMERGENCY OPERATION
If the original power source fails or is unavailable, the Travel'r has emergency
override terminals (12V). The terminals can be used with a 10V-18V power
source, such as a cordless drill battery or car battery.

I know they are there on mine also. Hope I never have to use them. I am guessing that you would power by using alligator type clips to your power source to use these

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Old 11-21-2014, 10:49 PM   #7
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The cotter pins aren't the terminals.

The terminals are on the motor end (forward) and are two shiny chrome buttons in the plastic housing. (I've used them before with a drill battery)


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Old 11-21-2014, 11:04 PM   #8
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I guess I should remove them?
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:20 PM   #9
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I did, nothing fell off ....yet
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Old 11-22-2014, 04:10 AM   #10
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I added roller drop shades to each of my awnings today that have a zippered paned that installs to the roller tube. The zippered panel hangs down about1 foot and rolls up with the awning when you retract it. The mesh part that zippers off hangs down about 12 inches from the ground and is stacked to the ground with quick disconnect clips to release it from the stakes. It is not designed to leave out unattended. The entire roller drop can be rolled up with the retractable but not recommended. The roller drop mesh material is real then and light weigh. It is similar to the see through material on your window shades but a fraction of the thickness and weight. I bought it from a company here in Yuma called Shade Pro at www.shadepro.net
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