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Old 05-17-2017, 01:00 PM   #1
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Adjust Awning

I am having a issue with my awning where the arms do no align correctly when I close it up.

Here is what it looks like when I close it up





The tube looks like it is bowed but not sure how much that will hurt

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Old 05-17-2017, 03:23 PM   #2
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I had same problem. Open up awning and look to see if it is straight in line with part attached to camper. Mine had slipped a little. I had to slide the canvas to line it up and that fixed the problem. The part attached to camper has end screws, but the open end does not, it is just slid onto the round roller.
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Old 05-17-2017, 03:41 PM   #3
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It should be screwed in at the wall rail and free to move on the roller.

With a person on both ends, flap the awning material while tugging it so it is square with the rig wall.

Once the awning retracts correctly, shallow drill and pop rivet one end of the roller to lock the awning in place.
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Old 05-17-2017, 03:54 PM   #4
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Sorry to disagree Herk, should pop rivet both ends.
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:00 PM   #5
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They make stiffener type things to slide into the awning tube for the bowed condition. My old 5er had about an 18 ft. awning and it bowed a little...the new one has a 20 or 21 ft awning and I am wondering about it. The repair is a star looking piece that goes in the tube,
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Old 05-17-2017, 05:25 PM   #6
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Thanks guys, the open edge of the awning looks to be narrower that the edge attached to the wall.

Do I start moving it in the right as it looks like it is running off to the left?

I will have to look for that rod that slides into the roller tube
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Thanks guys, the open edge of the awning looks to be narrower that the edge attached to the wall.

Do I start moving it in the right as it looks like it is running off to the left?

I will have to look for that rod that slides into the roller tube
The material should be centered on the roller as close as possible. It may take running it in and out several times to make sure it closes all the way.
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I will find center of the material on top end and measure it to one side and then do the same with the roller and start moving the material.

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Old 05-17-2017, 06:14 PM   #9
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My awning on the slide does the same, just only on one arm, not both. Just looking at it extended and closed it looks square. Haven't measured it yet. Started it shortly after we got it. It's on a seasonal site and never gets towed.
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Sorry to disagree Herk, should pop rivet both ends.
I know we pop riveted both ends in my old and current awning, but I am concerned now that the awning material will warp as it shrinks and bow long rollers. Might be overkill to think that way.
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