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Old 07-11-2018, 12:16 PM   #1
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To replace or not replace Lippert awning support arms ??

Couple of days ago I pulled over to a street curb not noticing a shade tree
which led to the bending/twisting of the curb side outer power awning support arms.

Question I have is whether or not I should purchase new support arms from Lippert??

The power awning operates fine, extending and retracting with no issues.

Sorry, I can't get the pictures uploaded in the correct orientation.
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:44 PM   #2
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Are both arms damaged and are the inner arms damaged?
My neighbor has an older manual awning that tangled with a house and lost. I found the parts on Amazon and we replaced the damaged parts and the awning fabric which was needed anyway. We removed the old parts one morning and installed the new the next morning. YouTube may have something similar to what you need to do.
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Both outer arms are somewhat bent or twisted towards the roof but nothing seems to be damaged. The power awning is fully functional. The inner arms were "not" damaged or bent to any significant extent that I can tell.

The power arm assemblies are rather expensive imho.
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IIRC my neighbor spent $125 per side for parts. If you can bend the arms back to “close” it may be good enough.
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Looking those pictures it looks like you could gently put pressure on this and bend it back where it belongs. At least that is what I would do.
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Mine bent exactly the same way from the wind - what's the fix?

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Couple of days ago I pulled over to a street curb not noticing a shade tree
which led to the bending/twisting of the curb side outer power awning support arms.

Question I have is whether or not I should purchase new support arms from Lippert??

The power awning operates fine, extending and retracting with no issues.

Sorry, I can't get the pictures uploaded in the correct orientation.
My awning support bent identical to this from a strong wind. I had the awning tied down, so instead of blowing off, it bent sideways. I would like to repair myself, so do I take the support arms off and try to straighten or do I replace? Also do I take apart while rolled up, or should it be extended?
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IIRC my neighbor spent $125 per side for parts. If you can bend the arms back to “close” it may be good enough.
We bent and pounded our front arm back with a few hand tools and a 2x4 2 years ago. Looks good and works fine. Awnings are no match for the wind.
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