Thanks everyone, I got it home with no problems. My brother lived close by and brought over an 8 ft ladder which helped. He also had some huge the wraps that I was able to get around the awning braces. Now, how to get it fixed before we leave again in two weeks.
First weekend the campgrounds are open around here and it is a beautiful weekend. We gave the rig a thorough cleaning and I took care of most of the maintenance item that I had on the list to start the season.
Finally got some time to sit and relax when a light wind came along and raised the awning up a bit. Noting too bad but I thought I should run it back in. Nothing. I can hear the awning motor click but it doesn't move or even try to move.
The Domestic manual says to remove one of the screws on the shift and the awning should roll right up manually. I assumed that this meant that there should a spring that assists in rolling up the awning. Again, nothing.
So, I eventually get the awning rolled up by backing up the truck so I could stand on the bed rails and reach the top of the awning to get it rolled up but it dawns on me that sine there are no locks, it will unroll right away once I start moving. No way that I can get the screw back in that I removed to allow the awning to roll.
Only thing that I can think of now, to get me back home, is to remove the awning completely. It looks like it should just slide right out of the track on the side of the trailer. Right?
Thanks for any thoughts or suggestions.
We have a week, plus both weekends, with no plans this summer. Even though we live right below Michigan in southern Ohio, we have not traveled in Michigan since we were kids. We would like to take a trip there during the week of July 4th.
So we are looking for suggestions. It looks like Michigan has a lot of parks and I am finding the choice a bit overwhelming. We typically prefer State Parks (in Ohio anyway), over family type RV parks.
We would like to spend a couple of days along the lake in Northern Ohio and then head up to Michigan. We have no real needs except that my wife wants to camp next to a lake if possible. We were kind of thinking about the Sleeping Bear National Park area but that am not sure if we can fit out 36ft 5th wheel.
Any suggestions for a quick loop through the lower peninsula of Michigan would be very much appreciated.