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Old 06-06-2013, 09:51 PM   #1
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Hi all, When I extend my power awning one side seem's to stick and then extend with a thud.It's done this sense day one but is seem's to be getting worst. dealer told me at my PDI this was normal. but sense it is sticking longer I was wondering if theirs a problem and if anyone else has this issue? thanks for any info.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:54 PM   #2
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Need to look at the other posts on the fabric alignment and riveting. It splains it all.
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:26 AM   #3
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Hi all, When I extend my power awning one side seem's to stick and then extend with a thud.It's done this sense day one but is seem's to be getting worst. dealer told me at my PDI this was normal. but sense it is sticking longer I was wondering if theirs a problem and if anyone else has this issue? thanks for any info.
yes, your dealer was incorrect. This is not normal and the awning arms are most likely hanging up on the pivot pins due to slippage of the material as previously suggested.

Stand on a ladder and look at the roller where the fabric ends and look for a "dirt line" where the awning used to end. It might be visible on the other end.

Lift the awning roller slightly to release pressure on the slots and "flap" the material while gently tugging on it to pull the material back into position.

Run the awning in and out several times to make sure it is back to normal.

If it is, a permanent fix is to pop rivet the material so it will no longer move in a wind.
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:25 AM   #4
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yes, your dealer was incorrect. This is not normal and the awning arms are most likely hanging up on the pivot pins due to slippage of the material as previously suggested.

Stand on a ladder and look at the roller where the fabric ends and look for a "dirt line" where the awning used to end. It might be visible on the other end.

Lift the awning roller slightly to release pressure on the slots and "flap" the material while gently tugging on it to pull the material back into position.

Run the awning in and out several times to make sure it is back to normal.

If it is, a permanent fix is to pop rivet the material so it will no longer move in a wind.
Thanks for that info, ours does the same thing! Question? Won't the material tear at the rivet point in the wind? Should there be some type of washer that goes in too?
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:09 AM   #5
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Thanks for that info, ours does the same thing! Question? Won't the material tear at the rivet point in the wind? Should there be some type of washer that goes in too?
If you use a larger diameter (but short) pop rivet (Called Large Flange Head), the rivet has a large "head" and will easily retain the fabric.

POP - SSD66SSBSLF - All Stainless POP Rivet

or aluminum

http://www.bylerrivet.com/products/i...s.aspx?pid=210
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Thanks for that info, ours does the same thing! Question? Won't the material tear at the rivet point in the wind? Should there be some type of washer that goes in too?
Yes you can place a (soft-washer) between the rivet head and the fabric to protect. Youroo!!
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