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Old 11-12-2013, 05:47 AM   #1
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Plastic Strips in Awning Support Arms

I have a Columbus 320RS, but I'm sure it's a pretty standard awning setup. Has anyone besides me had plastic strips (about 2 1/2 inches wide and maybe 30 inches long) come sliding out of your awning supports? Twice I've been headed down the road and noticed something that wasn't right. The first time, the piece fell out as I slowed to a stop on the shoulder - the second time (different piece of plastic, because I hadn't put the first one back in) it barely stayed in even after I stopped. I've left both out - not certain 1) what they're for and 2) if they're needed. On the 2 1/2 inch width, it's a slight "U" shape. Anybody had anything similar to that come out of their FRONT awning support arms?
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:36 AM   #3
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If you have an electric awning they sound like the strips that cover the wiring. Typically, the strips are only on the forward support. I believe the strips are just held in place by a snug fit. Should be able to push back up into the support till tight.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:34 AM   #4
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Put a dab of RTV at the bottom of the strip to hold it in place.
They should stay there by themselves (the top one can't fall out due to the hinge pin - but the bottom one can slip down).
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