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Old 02-07-2007, 04:00 AM   #1
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awning problem maybe solved?

a month or so ago I posted a problem I had with my main awning, getting it to go up straight and locking in like it should. I only had trouble a couple times, but when getting ready to leave nashville at the 1st of the year it took 6 trieds to finally get it to go up straight an lock in and that was by pushing on it sideways a little. this morning getting ready to travel on further , i thought I would try raising the rear stabilizers before raising the awning. The awning went up perfect 1st try!! I always just snug up the rear stabilizers trying to not twist the frame, but just snug. dunno if this solved my awning problem or not but will see on down the road. just wondered what you guys think! thanks and safe travels to all
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:10 AM   #2
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We had the same problem and it is worse when the weather turns and you need to roll it up and lock in quickly. I found out that when I set my awning on an angle to allow water to run off the awning would shift to the high side on the roller thus being misalligned with the stabilizer when putting it up. Simple fix was level the awning, make sure the awning is centered on the roller (I just watch the distance between the awning and the end of the roller are equal) and you should have no problem.
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Old 02-08-2007, 01:19 AM   #3
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You might even want to put a sheet metal screw in one end of the tube (either outside the fabric at both ends or through it at one end), This will keep the fabric from sliding off-center in the tube.
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Old 02-08-2007, 04:17 AM   #4
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Interesting scenario. I'd be interested in hearing your observations over time, as you suggested.

Madeforeachother, be sure to lower the awning arms to the lowest position before retracting the awning or it will have that problem. If you already do that and I misunderstand, please forgive.

On our prior Montana I had the alignment problem but finally figured out in my case I was tightening my several deflappers too tight, bending the arms. Eventually they took a set in a bowed position and getting them to align when closed required some serious sideways pressure.
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Old 02-08-2007, 10:59 AM   #5
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Tom,
Glad to hear it sounds like your mystery has been solved. Let us know if the problem comes back.
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:50 AM   #6
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Humm..Had a similar problem early on.. one side only (the front side) there is a adjustment at the top of the arm. Helen went up there . moved it a bit and no trouble since.
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Old 02-09-2007, 01:38 PM   #7
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Good job, Helen! I tried that on ours (on the 2003 Montana) but it required too much adjustment.
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Old 02-11-2007, 12:55 PM   #8
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Dang Rich!! you sure did a great job training Helen ! lol, I'm thinking after 45 1/2 yrs with Nancy, she just untrainable! just kidding ya know! lol Nancy and I practically raised each other, staring in high school . thanks for every ones advice.
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