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Old 08-03-2012, 10:49 PM   #11
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I use this rule of thumb (which I learned from grhodes50). After extending the awning, retract it until the outer short flap hangs straight down. Of course, this is all good until you have to tilt the awning for shade or inclement weather...
Why would tilting it have anything to do with the flap hanging straight down?
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:56 PM   #12
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Why would tilting it have anything to do with the flap hanging straight down?

I doesn't. It's just that the clearance between the top of the door and the awning is so close that once you lower one side or the other, the door will again contact the awning when the door opens or closes.
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:30 PM   #13
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one more question. my awning has knobs that can be tighten when one side of the awning needs to be lower than the other side.

should these knob be always loose or should the be tight. if they are thight can i still close the awning?

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Old 08-23-2012, 10:57 AM   #14
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They should be loose when you are rolling up or rolling down the awning.
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:26 PM   #15
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Got this from Dometic support:
The adjustment knobs should be tightened, otherwise the arms will not stay up.
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:37 PM   #16
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Got this from Dometic support:
The adjustment knobs should be tightened, otherwise the arms will not stay up.
Don't dispute what you were told, but from experience, it is 'hogwash'. The awning will work just fine with them loose. Have used the awning numerous times without the support poles and they still work just fine with them loose. Had ours out for 2 weeks straight in FL and never even thought about tightening the knobs. We also had support poles on tho' when in FL.
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:28 PM   #17
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Got this from Dometic support:
The adjustment knobs should be tightened, otherwise the arms will not stay up.
Mine are both loose and one can't be tightened at all. Never had an issue in or out due to the shock struts keeping the awning tight.
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:24 PM   #18
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Shocks struts will support. This type of awning is not used by many manufactures due to long term reliability
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:19 AM   #19
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Mine are both loose and one can't be tightened at all. Never had an issue in or out due to the shock struts keeping the awning tight.
Both should be able to be tightened, as that is how you tilt the awning to run the rainwater to one end or the other.
I don't trust the automatic rain dump feature, and always tilt the awning when it is raining, just like the old manual awnings.
But when rolling up the awning, the knobs are definitely loosened.
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Both should be able to be tightened, as that is how you tilt the awning to run the rainwater to one end or the other.
I don't trust the automatic rain dump feature, and always tilt the awning when it is raining, just like the old manual awnings.
But when rolling up the awning, the knobs are definitely loosened.
Yes, I know. But one of my knobs is jammed (corroded?) and I will break the knob for sure if I use channel locks to try to knock it loose. As long as it is sliding I am leaving well enough alone.
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