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Old 06-06-2013, 08:05 PM   #1
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2014 Nitro xlr Awning issue

Hello everyone im new here to the forum and I see a lot of helpful information.but now my issue I have a 2014 Nitro XLR 30fqs and have the electric awning and when the awning is all the way out you cannot open the doors without hitting the fabric on the awning.I called my dealer and he tells me that he thinks they may have installed the wrong length arms from the factory the arm length on mine is 61 inches and he says that it maybe should have 65 inch arms.I should mention it is an electric awning and there are no adjustments other than making it tilt for rain.Anybody else having this issue? and how to fix this? any information would be helpful.
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:09 AM   #2
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Well here is an update on my awning issue. After emailing some pictures to my dealer and they forward them to forest river they said that the wrong arms were put on at the factory the ones installed on mine were 61 inches long and they should have been 65 inches. So anyone thinking about getting a 30fqs might want to check the awning before purchasing.
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:24 AM   #3
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Do they have to replace the vertical mounted brackets(Pcs.thet are on the unit wall? Youroo!!
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:48 PM   #4
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Sorry i didn't respond sooner but no just the arms that go out with the awning not the ones attached to the camper.
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:59 PM   #5
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Our 27HFS has the same issue, i just thought it was normal. We do not have the electric awning, and when it is fully extended, the door rubs the awning for about 12" or so when opened completely. I planed to put a strip of awing repair material on the underside of the awning, where it makes contact with the door, so it does not rub a hole in it over time.
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Our 27HFS has the same issue, i just thought it was normal. We do not have the electric awning, and when it is fully extended, the door rubs the awning for about 12" or so when opened completely. I planed to put a strip of awing repair material on the underside of the awning, where it makes contact with the door, so it does not rub a hole in it over time.
They make a special roller that mounts on the door for just that purpose.
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:41 PM   #7
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They make a special roller that mounts on the door for just that purpose.
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Nice! I didn't realize they made anything like that, guess I'll be off to the RV store. Thanks!
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Nice! I didn't realize they made anything like that, guess I'll be off to the RV store. Thanks!
Your door should never even come close to the awnjng fabric if you have it adjusted right. My issue is since it is electric there isn't the adjustments you have with a manual awning.
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Your door should never even come close to the awnjng fabric if you have it adjusted right. My issue is since it is electric there isn't the adjustments you have with a manual awning.
Well, when it is fully extended, actually one hole past where they recommend you extend it to, it still rubs just a bit. And when you drop one side down (side away from the door) for rain, it is really bad.
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Your door should never even come close to the awnjng fabric if you have it adjusted right. My issue is since it is electric there isn't the adjustments you have with a manual awning.
I agree it shouldn't hit, but he has to deal with what he has and the best thing to do is put a roller on the door.
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