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Old 06-10-2012, 08:28 PM   #1
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Awning bar bowed in????

Put rope lights up stood on the side and noticed awning bar is bowed. 3-4" in center. Never noticed or looked before, normal???

Still under warranty so....
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:30 PM   #2
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Looks like you're really tightening it down with those straps. maybe that's your cause for the bow.
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That does not look normal. Does it deploy and roll up okay?
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how long is your awning? On some of the long awnings there is usually a middle support to hold the weight of the long tube. Does not look as you have one!
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:20 PM   #5
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The straps are not that tight as it is a power awning 17.5' and the "lock screw" don't hold it tight enough to make straps that tight. The awning will tilt if i tighten too much. Anyway it rolls up and out fine. Doest go 100% up against trailer ends are 1-2" away from siding. Been like that for a while, but didn't notice arc til i put rope lighting on and could see bend easily. Tied down now because at an ocean front spot at Ocean Lakes (myrtle beach, sc) and about 8-10 mph steady breeze
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:26 PM   #6
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That does not look normal. Does it deploy and roll up okay?
Rugged, as i said in prev post, it is a power awning and there is plenty of sag, if u will, in the middle of the awning so there is not any pull back towards trailer. I had same thought at first, but cannot see what would be pulling the middle or holding middle back. Noticed when it is fully retracted (last summer sometime) that it doesn't line up with the braces in the trailer, almost like it is crooked.

Well trailer is only 1.5 years old and awning has 2 year warranty, guess i will be calling Dometic this week. Think they will approve a mobile repair while i am camping. Lol
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Rugged, as i said in prev post, it is a power awning and there is plenty of sag, if u will, in the middle of the awning so there is not any pull back towards trailer. I had same thought at first, but cannot see what would be pulling the middle or holding middle back. Noticed when it is fully retracted (last summer sometime) that it doesn't line up with the braces in the trailer, almost like it is crooked.

Well trailer is only 1.5 years old and awning has 2 year warranty, guess i will be calling Dometic this week. Think they will approve a mobile repair while i am camping. Lol

It was just a thought and as I look at the photo again, I can see how tying it down wouldn't cause that bow. The awning is not that big that it would bow under its own weight either. I did lose an awning drum one time because the awning filled with water and the drum cracked in half. My insurance covered the replacement. I installed the new one , so the insurance company waived the deductable. Did your have any heavy rain hold up on it at some time maybe?
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It was just a thought and as I look at the photo again, I can see how tying it down wouldn't cause that bow. The awning is not that big that it would bow under its own weight either. I did lose an awning drum one time because the awning filled with water and the drum cracked in half. My insurance covered the replacement. I installed the new one , so the insurance company waived the deductable. Did your have any heavy rain hold up on it at some time maybe?
Yes a good friend of mine had the same thing happen and he went to camping world and was able to get a 3' repair piece

Heck bent awning or not. Loving the nightly golf art parade at Ocean Lakes
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:52 AM   #9
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Well i emailed Dometic / sent pics and this is their response:
"All rollers will have deflection.

According to the service manual roller will deflect between 1 to 5 inches.

If the roller is bent it will flop when opening and closing.

Open and close the awning and if it rolls smooth the bend you are seeing is standard deflection.

Awnings 22 foot and larger require the tension rafter awnings less than 22 foot the tension rafter is an option.

The main question is does the unit flop when rolling up and down, if so your service center needs to look at the awning.

Sincerely,

Dometic LLC"
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