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Old 06-13-2018, 10:23 AM   #1
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Rafter arm keeps popping out of the lower track

The rear rafter arm of my awning managed to come completely out of the lower arm groove. Before my last trip I took the set screws out and forced it back into the rail. It took a little force but moved freely after a few squirts of WD-40. Got to camp and extended it and one side was popped out of the groove again. What gives? Is it twisted or something?
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:50 AM   #2
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The rear rafter arm of my awning managed to come completely out of the lower arm groove. Before my last trip I took the set screws out and forced it back into the rail. It took a little force but moved freely after a few squirts of WD-40. Got to camp and extended it and one side was popped out of the groove again. What gives? Is it twisted or something?
Not sure I understand. Any pics?
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This a manual awning I presume . The only thing I found that worked was to use some silicone spray and lube the channels. Also taking it slow moving the arm helps keep it in the track.
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Not sure I understand. Any pics?

Its what this fellow here has a hold of. The bottom part of the slider there pops out of the groove in the bottom arm.

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This a manual awning I presume . The only thing I found that worked was to use some silicone spray and lube the channels. Also taking it slow moving the arm helps keep it in the track.

Yes manual, I guess ill give it another shot and see what happens. Thanks
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Just a though, are you loosing the two screw knobs before you open the awning? (The one just above the man's hand in the picture.)
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Just a though, are you loosing the two screw knobs before you open the awning? (The one just above the man's hand in the picture.)
Yes, I sure am.
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Rafter Arm Popping out.

I had the same problem, one of the "wings" on the part was bent. I replaced it
Amazon has the part for about 15 bucks look under RV Awning parts for slider assembly w/143002.055 rivet for A&E.
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