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Post by tallslimdave on Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:57 pm

hi all.  Our omnistor 5002 awning must be showing its age and needs a helping hand when being wound in,grating gear noise ,have found various info on same to repair / replace gearbox,is it straight forward? Do it on van or de mount whole Assembly ,any advise /pointers thanks    Dave h. Ps cheapest parts about £65 unless you know better  ta.
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Post by tallslimdave on Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:23 pm

hi.   
Nobody done this job? I ll
 have a go and report

        Dave h
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Re: Omnistor gearbox

Post by Cymro on Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:51 pm

I suspect that you have not had any responses because we've no experience of what you describe. I had an awning (FIamma) for 15 years, and it needed no maintenance although I squirted lubricant into the winder mechanism every year or three. But no doubt you've already done that, without success, which is why you're proposing the gearbox change. I've not heard / read of anyone attempting that, and I assume your search of the Forum drew a blank.

Good luck with it. And if you can find the time to take some pics and write a commentary for the Forum, I'm sure that they will be appreciated by those who may need to follow your footsteps in years to come.
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Post by tallslimdave on Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:17 pm

hi all,     Now the weathers a tad warmer I ve bitten the bullet and changed the duff gearbox on our omnistor 5002 awning......straight forward if you prepare and take care......unwind awning 2/3 feet and tie spring loaded 'rafters' as they are called together so they can t  extend further ,slack off awning a little more so fabric is untensioned, then proceed to remove front end cap then 3 self tappers that hold gearbox and plastic moulding to awning,ease assembly from square drive on awning roller ,try not to allow non drive end to dislodge from location,can be pushed back if it does! On bench unbolt gearbox from plastic housing and replace with new,different design but same fit ,must have been trouble looking at the numbers sold! Reassemble in reverse as they say locate square drive to roller refit screws ,test by winding awning in until pressure taken from springs in rafters,untie rafters stand back and admire your handy work, above for omnistor /Thule 5002 models others may be similar.   ....gearbox part no 1500601221 ,described as gear assembly +coupling funnel,hope this helps

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Re: Omnistor gearbox

Post by Cymro on Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:09 pm

Phew! Very impressive. But too bold for me! I just hope my Thule doesn't suffer.

That said, I'm sure Forum members will be most grateful for the detailed instructions. It may be that a Moderator will relocate your post to a suitable archive.

Well done!

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Post by KMRTOPAZ on Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:09 am

I did a retro fit of an electric drive to a Fiamma F45i.  In effect, exchanging the manual gearbox for an electric one.  I followed the instruction sheet which started with the words  "Unwind the awning fully before proceeding further".   
Why didn't you post this description about two years ago ?  Tying the spring loaded rafters together would have made the job much quicker and a great deal less hassle !!!!
Cest la vie.  Keith

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