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Old 10-27-2016, 01:09 PM   #1
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Awning not fully retracting

So I'm starting the winterization process on my 3011 and just noticed that the awning is not fully retracting on the one side closest to the door. I have not had a chance to read through the manual yet to see if they have any troubleshooting procedures for this condition. Anyone else run into this problem?
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Old 10-27-2016, 01:15 PM   #2
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Look at the camper straight out from the arm. Is it misaligned?
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Deploy the awning and center the material on the tube, run it in and out a couple of times and pop rivet both ends thru the hem.
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Look at the camper straight out from the arm. Is it misaligned?
Not misaligned that I can see.
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Old 10-27-2016, 01:19 PM   #5
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Deploy the awning and center the material on the tube, run it in and out a couple of times and pop rivet both ends thru the hem.
I was thinking that the material may have stretched out further on one end than the other over time. I think your suggestion would have fix a situation like that?
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Deploy the awning and center the material on the tube, run it in and out a couple of times and pop rivet both ends thru the hem.
I agree.

I had this same issue but I couldn't figure out how to center the fabric. I finally watched a mobile RV tech do it:
- he got on a ladder at one end of the awning
- he gripped the awning material with one hand
- with his other hand, he shoved the awning tube away from himself

He ran the awning in to check for it being centered. He repeated the steps until it was centered and rolled up nicely. He sometimes had to go to the other end of the awning when he overshot it.
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I was thinking that the material may have stretched out further on one end than the other over time. I think your suggestion would have fix a situation like that?
Being mis-aligned is what causes the stretching on one side problem. Center and pop rivet the material and it will "heal" itself.
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Does your awning arms have the adjustment knob for lowering?
I've seen sometimes where if the knob was tightened (really tightly) so the arms were different lengths, it would cause this.
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Not misaligned that I can see.
Don't just look, measure it! Should be the same measurement from hem to end of tube on both ends.
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Does your awning arms have the adjustment knob for lowering?
I've seen sometimes where if the knob was tightened (really tightly) so the arms were different lengths, it would cause this.
I always make sure that the knobs are loosed so that the arms move freely. I assume that is the best process?
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