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Old 05-30-2016, 07:33 AM   #31
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I agree! ,I can't tighten ours enough to dip one end for shade. It stays 10 -15 minute then POP up it comes.. I know there are pole kits available to hold the awnings down but DH said no to that idea. He wants to tie one end down. Anyone had any success doing that? What could we break.if we put a rope on one end and staked it down.?
We have always tied ours down,,, but both ends,,, not just one end !!!
You can tie one end down lower than the other if needed !!!
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Old 05-30-2016, 12:17 PM   #32
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I have the first year Dometic made an electric awning. It was not adjustable! I contacted Dometic and they sent a new arm for the rear arm. I had to have a dealer install Only way they would send the new arm. It was a mistake on their part and the corrected the problem. This was only on the first year they made the electric awning 07/08.


Yours looks adjustable. Loosen the black locking knob and the two pieces should slide together, Just like the mechanical awnings do. That knob is a lock knob. Once loosened the "silver beam should slide into the black tube. It may be very tight. Spray it with WD40 and try it.


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Old 05-30-2016, 01:23 PM   #33
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Should be able to loosen that whee and pull the awning down on that side then tighten the wheel back up to hold it tilted down.
X2,. Both thumb nuts should be loose when opening the awning , just pull the side you want lowered. Then secure the thumb nut and you're all set. Y.
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Old 05-30-2016, 04:10 PM   #34
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Here's a photo of the awning adjustment rod I made. While it looks to be as long as a picnic table in the photo, it's only 40" and these are really small picnic tables at this place.

I just hook at the roller area and pull back while standing directly by the knob to tighten. Super easy. I also use it to let it back out when putting the awning away so it doesn't 'pop out' when I loosen the knob.
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Old 05-31-2016, 11:53 AM   #35
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X2,. Both thumb nuts should be loose when opening the awning , just pull the side you want lowered. Then secure the thumb nut and you're all set. Y.
My knobs are always locked. When my dealer installed the new arm he adjusted it and said to leave it that way, it would be fine. I opened the awning after a rain and it drained fine so haven't messed with it.

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My knobs are always locked. When my dealer installed the new arm he adjusted it and said to leave it that way, it would be fine. I opened the awning after a rain and it drained fine so haven't messed with it.

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Does not seam right to me that the knobs would be tight,,,
when opening & closing ???
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Does not seam right to me that the knobs would be tight,,,
when opening & closing ???
And why not? They keep the rails from sliding when you don't want them to move. I have heard of people complaining about the awning opening while going down the road. Keeping the knobs and rails locked would help prevent that, right? I can't see where it can hurt anything.

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...Keeping the knobs and rails locked would help prevent that, right? I can't see where it can hurt anything.

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Absolutely NOT!
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The OPs "Knobs & Rails" will NOT keep the Awning Roller from Unrolling going down the Road! The Roller MUST be secured from Turning,in case the Motor Fails! Youroo!!
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The OPs "Knobs & Rails" will NOT keep the Awning Roller from Unrolling going down the Road! The Roller MUST be secured from Turning,in case the Motor Fails! Youroo!!
This will stop it from unrolling.
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