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Old 06-26-2015, 09:41 PM   #1
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Windjammer awning

The awning on our 2015 Windjammer 3008 seems to have a sag in the middle when rolled up. Talked to dealer and they said that only way to stop it is to use a center bracket and awning warranty won't cover it. Is this a normal thing to happen. Awning is never out with wind or rained on.
It also makes the bang noise on front arm when taking it out like others have posted.
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Old 06-26-2015, 09:56 PM   #2
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The awning on our 2015 Windjammer 3008 seems to have a sag in the middle when rolled up. Talked to dealer and they said that only way to stop it is to use a center bracket and awning warranty won't cover it. Is this a normal thing to happen. Awning is never out with wind or rained on.
It also makes the bang noise on front arm when taking it out like others have posted.
The awning on our 2014 Windjammer 3008 is so long (18 or 20 feet) that it does the same thing...has a little bit of a sag in the center of the roller when retracted. But we've towed our trailer probably close to 25,000 miles in about 25 states, without any problems. I wouldn't worry about it if I were you.
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I thought I had a picture but will get one when we go back up to the trailer. It has the metal cover on it if that makes any difference. I really don't like that it sags and can't see how it can be good for it.
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Ours does not have the metal cover (nor the LED light strip...it was an early 2014, before those things were added), but as I said, we've not had an issue with it.
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X2. Ours also has a slight sag when rolled up but have never had a problem with it. Pulled it on a 14000 mile trip to Alaska last summer and about 6000 other miles since we bought it in 2013. Our awning is 21 feet long and I would expect some sag when supported only by the ends.
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Old 06-26-2015, 10:12 PM   #6
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I thought I had a picture but will get one when we go back up to the trailer. It has the metal cover on it if that makes any difference. I really don't like that it sags and can't see how it can be good for it.
If you want to spend some serious $, you can fix it with an MX57 bar inserted inside the tube. http://www.megax57.com/products/MX57...e-unit%29.html
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If you want to spend some serious $, you can fix it with an MX57 bar inserted inside the tube. MX57 (*Single unit) - MX57
Ha ha that would do it all right. How do those center brackets work that the dealer mentioned I should try?
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Ha ha that would do it all right. How do those center brackets work that the dealer mentioned I should try?
They will not straighten the tube, just keep in like it is.
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I'm going to have to try something cause it unrolls and rolls up different than it used to. The motor is struggling with it.
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I'm going to have to try something cause it unrolls and rolls up different than it used to. The motor is struggling with it.
You probably need to center the material on the tube and pop rivet it in place so it can't move.
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