Locking mechanism for slide-out room cover

  • US 5,752,536 A
  • Filed: 03/06/1997
  • Issued: 05/19/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/06/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A retractable awning for elongated vehicles transported on roads providing an interior enclosed at least in part by a side wall, a retractable slide-out in the side wall moveable from a retracted position in which the slide-out provides a side wall substantially co-planar to the vehicle side wall and an extended position in which the slide-out projects laterally from the vehicle side wall and the slide-out side wall is spaced laterally from the vehicle side wall, said awning comprising:

  • a roller having ends;

    a pair of support arms rotatably supporting said ends of said roller, each support arm including a support bracket adapted to be mounted to the side wall of the slide-out;

    a flexible awning having an inner edge adapted to be mounted on the vehicle side wall above the slide-out and an outer edge connected to the roller; and

    a locking mechanism including a moveable lock arm automatically operated by retraction of the roller to block rotation of said roller in at least one direction when the slide-out is in the retracted position.

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