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Old 09-12-2016, 09:35 AM   #1
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Adjustable awning drifting down

We have the one had adjustable like the picture below. It was my understanding that you should be able to put it at any height and have it stay.

One side constantly goes down....it will either go down quickly, or slowly drift down. The only way to get it to stay is to push the pivot point all the way up past the point of straight and level.

Forest River replaced the gas strut, but the problem persist. Any ideas?

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Old 09-12-2016, 10:12 AM   #2
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On my awning, the bottom arms at the pivot point are a lot straigter
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Tighten the nut on it SLIGHTLY.....I had my motor go bad, but it wasn't DEAD yet....it would just fault out on me. My process of elimination to pin point that it was indeed the motor, I used dry lube on some of the joints, thinking that MAYBE they were too tight and putting too much pressure on the motor on its way in. Now that I've done that, and replaced the motor, mine were almost always doing what you described. I tightened them just a tad and they're better. Every once in a while, it gets stubborn and wants to fall down, so I probably need to tighten it just a little more.
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Tighten the nut on it SLIGHTLY.....I had my motor go bad, but it wasn't DEAD yet....it would just fault out on me. My process of elimination to pin point that it was indeed the motor, I used dry lube on some of the joints, thinking that MAYBE they were too tight and putting too much pressure on the motor on its way in. Now that I've done that, and replaced the motor, mine were almost always doing what you described. I tightened them just a tad and they're better. Every once in a while, it gets stubborn and wants to fall down, so I probably need to tighten it just a little more.
I do not have an electric awning, so there is no motor....but I digress. I have tried tightening the only nut that would seem to have any effect on this problem, and it didn't change anything.

They are simple awnings, but I am at a loss as to why it doesn't function right.
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Old 09-12-2016, 11:43 AM   #6
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Adjustable awning drifting down

What brand / model number?

The one you pictured appears to be an electric model.
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If you have a manual awning, are you getting the pin securely in the hole?
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What brand / model number?

The one you pictured appears to be an electric model.
It is a grey wolf 26bh....I am not sure of the awning brand and model...but I believe it is an awning made by Forest River.

It is exactly like the one picture, but is not electric.
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If you have a manual awning, are you getting the pin securely in the hole?
There is no pin on this type of awning.
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It is not a power awning?
How do you open it?
I've never seen one like in your photo that wasn't electric.
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