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Old 05-16-2012, 07:43 AM   #1
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Slide Awning taking flight!!!

Recently when traveling down the highway my awning over top of the dinette/sofa will be grabbed by heavy wind and will actually unroll for a second, then retract back in. This only happens in very strong wind conditions but makes a terrible sound and cannot be good for it. This is the only slide awning that will do this, and is really annoying. Does anyone else have this problem? Also is there any way to tighten the spring tension so that it will not unroll as easy when a wind gust hits it?

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Old 05-16-2012, 08:12 AM   #2
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I would think you could, with a helper, run the slide out, disconnect the awning from the slide, manually roll it until there it was only about 1 turn from its max length and re-attach it. You have to be very careful and hang on to the awning at all time as it will be under a fair amount of tension to unroll.
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:26 AM   #3
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Here is the manual for the Dometic slide topper.
I will look for the tightening procedure.
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:38 AM   #4
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I think this is the manual you will find helpful.
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:09 AM   #5
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I would say the (Anti-Billow Stop) Part # 31071983447b-white needs adjusted. Youroo!!
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:54 PM   #6
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Is this dometic or carefree of Colorado?
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:59 PM   #7
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I have to do this from time to time.
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:02 PM   #8
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Also thought about buying thus clamp. Not sure if it will work plus I'd have to drill a few holes in the rv.

http://www.rvinnovations.com/CustomDocs/AwningClamp.asp
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:08 PM   #9
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Don't think you would want a clamp or lock on a slide out. It would be TOO easy to forget it was on and then try to run the slide out. Probably be a disaster in the making. JMO
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:15 PM   #10
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Ok thanks for all your help. Not sure what anti billow stop is, but I will google it
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