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Help with awning

I have an 18’ power awning. I believe it to be a Carefree of Colorado product (so says a label on the spool). The two layer fabric is breaking down within the first foot or two from the trailer. The top layer is peeling off where it is exposed to the sun when in storage. First of all, since the rest of the awning is in good shape, is there something I can use to repair the peeled section? My assumption is that I will have to replace the entire fabric. Secondly, does anyone make a retrofit cover that will prevent this from happening again? I see there are removable covers on Amazon but I’d like something affixed to the awning that stays on permanently and protects the awning fabric from the sun while it’s rolled up.
Njmurvin 07/12/21 02:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire wear

$613.17 latter I have 4 new tires on the 5vr. The date code for the tires is 4920 . I had metal valve stems put in so I can use a TPMS system with the tires. I plan on having the axle checked when I put the camper away at the end of the season. 5 years old - they were needing replacement anyway. I had a similar wear pattern on mine after a long trip via I5 from So Calif to Oregon and back. The roads were very torn up in places and under construction in others - I believe to this day that trip kicked the axles out of alignment. I noticed the uneven wear (also inside wear) when we got home. I replaced my tires (like yours, they needed to be replaced anyway). And, I took the trailer to a commercial trailer alignment place and had the axles aligned. I think it cost in the neighborhood of $300 or so.
Njmurvin 07/01/21 01:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Capture plate?

OP, if you live in the So Cal area I have a couple of different capture plates to choose from that I'd be willing to give you. One is a universal mount type that attaches to the pinbox with allen set screws (which I replaced with stainless steel to avoid rust). The other requires that you drill holes in your pinbox and connects with small nuts/bolts. It was fitted to an older Fleetwood Terry 5th wheel trailer. I would need some dimensions of your pinbox's kingpin plate to determine if either is a fit.
Njmurvin 06/29/21 02:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Turning a FW around in a Culdesac

I have a similar setup as described. I can manage the turn if no one is parked on the loop I have to make. Last time I attempted this, there were two cars parked and I gave it a shot anyway. Big mistake. I got it around. But it tested my nerves and skills to the hilt. Next time that happens, I'll be trying the back-in method.
Njmurvin 06/14/21 12:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: King pin lock

No worries here ,the Andersen hitch with the adapter just about eliminates my fifth wheel getting stolen. Haha. My thoughts exactly. Thieves would have to carry a big a$$ed wrench and allen wrench to remove the adapter. That's only IF they realize there's a king pin hiding inside.
Njmurvin 06/05/21 12:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Landing gear 911

Either one of the above will probably work unless you have a two motor setup and need the RPMs to match the other leg. Try to get the faster one that matches your OEM but if it's an emergency, you can probably get away with the slower motor and upgrade later if desired. I recently upgraded to a dual motor setup and I highly recommend it. It's a fairly simple job to replace the motor. Lots of videos on youtube explaining the process.
Njmurvin 06/05/21 12:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electrical problem with front stabilizers. Update.

Assuming there is a circuit breaker in the path between the battery and switch as MFL pointed out above, your direct wire from battery to switch is bypassing that breaker. If I had to guess, I would say that the circuit breaker is tripping as soon as it senses a load. I would start by replacing that breaker. And definitely put a fuse or CB in your temporary circuit as pointed out because it's possible that there's a short somewhere in or after the switch that could be causing the existing breaker to trip.
Njmurvin 05/29/21 12:34pm Fifth-Wheels
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