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While doing some maintenance on the awning which hadn't been out for over 9 months we found the catches on the awning legs wouldn't click into position.To solve this without putting undue pressure on them we poured hot water over the catches and they clicked into place easily. Lack of use and cold weather must have been the problem.
 
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Nice hack

A little bit of silicone spray will help lubricate the plastic and metal spring plate.
a squirt on the telescopic legs helps them slide more easily.
 
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While doing some maintenance on the awning which hadn't been out for over 9 months we found the catches on the awning legs wouldn't click into position.To solve this without putting undue pressure on them we poured hot water over the catches and they clicked into place easily. Lack of use and cold weather must have been the problem.
I would suggest warm and not too hot. Plastic will degrade quicker under hotter environments.
But a good tip nevertheless.
 

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