Originally Posted by Mattlogan
Thanks everyone for your input.
After further inspection it appears a branch fell on one of the arms during the rain and bent it.
Wayne M you are right there is only 1 screw attaching the reel to the arm.
It seems the only damage is the 1 arm and the cover that attaches to the arm. It is a Carefree of Colorado travel'r adjustable pitch awning. I am trying to locate the parts now.
If I take it off the Motor home I am not sure how I will bring it with me.
Dont think it will easily fit inside with the slide closed.
By the way, does RV/motor home insurance cover the damages?
Yes, I can certainly see the problems with getting it inside to haulbut then looking atoptions, what choices do you have?
I assume it will notrollup in the damaged condition? The arms are not likely to fold in their current state?
So it seems it will have to be removed to make sure it can't blow in the wind while traveling. It is an awkward situation but then, it may be worth considering what value is left in the current condition if at least one end cap and one arm are pretty well beyond use.
One might try buying a hundred or so feet of cord or rope of some type to see if it is possible to tie the whole thing on the side or top of the RV for travel but that is hard to see working well with the variety of things on top and not wanting to block the access door.
If no time and likely no parts to get it repaired local, I might lean toward biting the bullet to junk this one and replace with new as parts often tend tobe more expensive than the whole on RV.
On the insurance question, it will take a good look at what your specific insurance says. Possible time to make a few calls to your agent for advise?