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Old 07-12-2018, 09:04 PM   #1
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Unhappy Awning ? Noise.

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We just noticed that when bring in the awning. The Awning was making a noise. Is there a lubrication point? Or the Hydraulic arm needs a lubrication? Or can it be the motor? We did not have the noise opening is a few weeks ago. June 26. It has been open since. Can weather (rain) play a part in the noise. Thank you
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:35 PM   #2
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If you have the spring loaded cylinders like those used for minivan hatches (sorry don't remember what their called) you need to periodically wipe them down with light oil or silicon lube on a rag. If the sound is like a popping noise when you bring it in, it is the dirt and oxidation building up. My 9100 series awning does that when it's been out for a few days.
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Old 07-14-2018, 04:35 AM   #3
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Upon rolling awning up it seams slow and sounds like it is struggling. Is there a problem down the road ?
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Old 07-18-2018, 07:23 AM   #4
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I have a similar question to hotelcamperRuss as our power awning goes out fine but when retracting it struggles and moves slowly and sluggish. I was thinking it was the gas struts but was wondering if anyone else had replaced theirs. Our rig is 9 years old so probably it is time to replace but havenít been able to find any info via search.
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Old 07-18-2018, 07:34 AM   #5
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All of the pivot point need to be lubricated from time to time so that it does not make that noise when moving. It also helps to make the whole awning move easier when going out or in.

I just use spray lubricant on the pivot points.
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My awning started to make a loud grinding after a trip put the awning out when we got home
it goes out fine no problem but when I brought it in it was really slow and would stop wait a minute
would start working again. Inspected the motor the motor housing was cracked. Replaced motor
working great goes in and out no problem. Bought mine from etrailer.com 135.00 free shipping
Very easy to replace etrailer.com has the install instructions.
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Old 07-19-2018, 02:48 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replies. I will lube pivot points today and will look at motor and try to get a multi meter on it also.
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Old 07-25-2018, 02:58 PM   #8
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I spoke to a tech today in the campground we are at and he said it may be the awning is wound too tight. Any one with experience with this?
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