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Old 07-29-2015, 05:03 PM   #1
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Awning - can angle be adjusted??

Does anyone know if the lower articulating support arms on the Georgetown awning (we have a 2014 329 DS) are designed to be adjusted? They each have a knob which appears appears to allow adjustment so arms can be pushed in and out but my arms won't push in. It may be as simple as a little spray of WD40, but I don't want to force them and damage them.
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Old 07-29-2015, 05:09 PM   #2
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I always have the rear arm pulled in at that knob all the way. This tilts the awning to the back of the coach and drains the rain off. It can be tough pulling that arm in, i have to get onto a step stool to get up to the right height to pull it in and lock it. You can pull both arms in which will lower the awning if you wanted. It is at a high angle partly i think because of the entrance door possible rubbing against the underside of the open awning.
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Old 07-29-2015, 05:14 PM   #3
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Thanks Duncan, that tells me those arms are designed to go in - why else would the knobs be there. I'll try some WD40 and get up on a step stool with a rubber mallet and pound a little, or a lot
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Old 07-29-2015, 05:20 PM   #4
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They should move free by hand, are the knobs loose?

If not then loosen them.
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Thanks Duncan, that tells me those arms are designed to go in - why else would the knobs be there. I'll try some WD40 and get up on a step stool with a rubber mallet and pound a little, or a lot
I installed a pull strap on mine like used on non power awnings, so I can pull it down and my wife tightens the knob.
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Old 07-30-2015, 01:36 PM   #6
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We have 351DS and found the same issue. It's a bit of a pain to get them angled down. Before this I had the manual one which was pretty easy. Now I need a step stool, just one more thing to pack.
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Old 07-30-2015, 03:02 PM   #7
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:31 PM   #8
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May be looking at something else but isn't that the manual rod for the awning?

Oh is that to pull the arm down? DUH
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We have 351DS and found the same issue. It's a bit of a pain to get them angled down. Before this I had the manual one which was pretty easy. Now I need a step stool, just one more thing to pack.
Why don't you make the adjustment before the awning is fully deployed. I make mine with the awning just barely deployed when I can still reach the slider adjustment. I reverse the procedure when stowing.
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