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Old 10-28-2012, 10:50 AM   #1
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Dometic awning question

I have a favor and a question for any dometic awning owner. I have a 2012 2604 and just noticed while winterizing it that when i retract the awning the poles that attach to the camper itself pull away from the camper in the awnings full stowed postion. My question is does anyone elses do that when retracting the awning. When fully extended the poles or I guess you could call them channels are flush to the camper.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:15 AM   #2
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I have a favor and a question for any dometic awning owner. I have a 2012 2604 and just noticed while winterizing it that when i retract the awning the poles that attach to the camper itself pull away from the camper in the awnings full stowed postion. My question is does anyone elses do that when retracting the awning. When fully extended the poles or I guess you could call them channels are flush to the camper.
Need some pictures showing what you're talking about.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:51 PM   #3
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and is it a manual or power awning?
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:28 AM   #4
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Sorry, I was in a hurry yesterday when I posted. It is a power awning. I will get some pics of it today.
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I have a favor and a question for any dometic awning owner. I have a 2012 2604 and just noticed while winterizing it that when i retract the awning the poles that attach to the camper itself pull away from the camper in the awnings full stowed postion. My question is does anyone elses do that when retracting the awning. When fully extended the poles or I guess you could call them channels are flush to the camper.
The extruded fixed rails aginst the side surface of smooth sided units have NO movement and NO gaps. If movement or gaps are present the fastners are defective or delamination is present. Youroo!!
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Ensure their is nothing in the channels. The shocks somethings get twigs/trash lodged around them.
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[QUOTE=youroo;269903]The extruded fixed rails aginst the side surface of smooth sided units have NO movement and NO gaps. If movement or gaps are present the fastners are defective or delamination is present. Youroo!![/QUO

I went to the local RV dealership and every unit there had a gap like mine. I guess I just never noticed it. I went to the sales dept and asked if I could run a couple units awning out and everyone I did the channels flexed like mine. I guess it is normal. Still doesn't seem right to me. I am sure that I am not having delam issues.
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The extruded fixed rails aginst the side surface of smooth sided units have NO movement and NO gaps. If movement or gaps are present the fastners are defective or delamination is present. Youroo!![/QUO

I went to the local RV dealership and every unit there had a gap like mine. I guess I just never noticed it. I went to the sales dept and asked if I could run a couple units awning out and everyone I did the channels flexed like mine. I guess it is normal. Still doesn't seem right to me. I am sure that I am not having delam issues.
Need Pics.,So when your awning is deployed and wind blows Up under it the bottom of the fixed channels lift away from the trailer also? Youroo!!
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No, when fully deployed it is tight against the side wall and even when it is fully retracted it is tight. I put a call into dometic and they think the motor is rolling the awning up to tight to the camper. It is going back to the dealer. Thanks for your help guys.
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