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Old 06-26-2015, 10:58 PM   #11
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You probably need to center the material on the tube and pop rivet it in place so it can't move.
That's interesting I'm going to push for warranty on this but if not then will be looking at what you have done.
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Old 06-26-2015, 11:03 PM   #12
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QUOTE=Carrier;905947]That's interesting I'm going to push for warranty on this but if not then will be looking at what you have done.[/QUOTE]

If you are talking warranty on the bow, good luck as it is the nature of the brutes that long. As for the material shifting, the dealer MIGHT fix it, but I have my doubts. BTW, it is difficult unless you have 2 people on ladders, but it can be done by yourself IF you are determined. [
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Old 06-26-2015, 11:07 PM   #13
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QUOTE=Carrier;905947]That's interesting I'm going to push for warranty on this but if not then will be looking at what you have done.
If you are talking warranty on the bow, good luck as it is the nature of the brutes that long. As for the material shifting, the dealer MIGHT fix it, but I have my doubts. BTW, it is difficult unless you have 2 people on ladders, but it can be done by yourself IF you are determined. [[/QUOTE]

The dealer is pretty good but we will see. They said that the awning oem will only put center bracket on awnings that are longer than mine but say its not needed for the one I have. Funny that this has only happened since we have put the trailer on a seasonal site.
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Old 07-05-2015, 07:44 PM   #14
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usually the fabric is stapled to the bead and the bead is long enough to wrap both ends of the tube so nothing shifts. the staples can pull out though. you will visibly see the awning roll up crooked if it does. or, when extended, it will slide. can you see it wind up crooked? maybe it had the steel roller, which is heavy, and the metal wrap and the motor is just getting tired. couldn't hurt to just ask the dealer what he thinks.
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usually the fabric is stapled to the bead and the bead is long enough to wrap both ends of the tube so nothing shifts. the staples can pull out though. you will visibly see the awning roll up crooked if it does. or, when extended, it will slide. can you see it wind up crooked? maybe it had the steel roller, which is heavy, and the metal wrap and the motor is just getting tired. couldn't hurt to just ask the dealer what he thinks.
Are you talking about a Dometic awning? Never heard of a steel tube or the bead being stapled on a Dometic.
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dometic does use steel tubes on some models. but judging by your response..not on this one. as far as stapling the fabric to the bead, don't think I ever seen one that wasn't. its usually how they keep the fabric from sliding on the bead.
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dometic does use steel tubes on some models. but judging by your response..not on this one. as far as stapling the fabric to the bead, don't think I ever seen one that wasn't. its usually how they keep the fabric from sliding on the bead.
What model? I've had Dometic awnings since 76 and never heard or seen one.
Looking at this, I guess they might have made them years ago.

Dometic 3108346 Patio Awning Replacement Roller Tube Assembly Camper Trailer RV
Dometic 3108346 Patio Awning Replacement Roller Tube Assembly Camper Trailer RV
The Roller Tube Assembly consists of a roller tube only.
•HD Torsions should used on steel roller tubes 18' and longer
•Aluminum tubes use standard torsions on any size
•All new awnings now use aluminum tubes
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Heres a couple pics so you take a couple items off your never seen list.
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How old are the awnings? I don't see how the staples would keep anything from shifting other than the rope inside the sewn tube and they would rust in a few years. Looks like whomever designed it was "out to lunch" at the time. JMO.
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