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Old 05-04-2017, 10:15 PM   #1
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Living room slide awning

Got coughs in sum very strong winds in the W. Va. mountains the other day. Started hearing a intermittent flapping noise. Got pulled over to discover the awning over the LR slide must of billowed in the wind and was unspooled and got caught up on its self as the system tried to recoil. I got up on the roof and got it to coil back up, then ran the slide out-out and back in. All seems good except it stretched the. Awning material dome so now when the slides out the awning is loose in the front. I don't know what to do about that if there's a adjustment maybe?
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Old 05-04-2017, 10:32 PM   #2
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I don't know of an adjustment to fix what you are talking about, it might be that when it billowed out it twisted the mount bracket some. measure the distance from the mounting bracket to the flange on both side and see if they are the same if not then you may need to replace hexagon mounting rod.
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Old 05-04-2017, 10:54 PM   #3
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I don't know of an adjustment to fix what you are talking about, it might be that when it billowed out it twisted the mount bracket some. measure the distance from the mounting bracket to the flange on both side and see if they are the same if not then you may need to replace hexagon mounting rod.


Thanks Seadog. I Surly will measure.
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Thanks Seadog. I Surly will measure.


All measures even but the material of the slide awning has stretched and goofed it up that way
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Well then the fix is a little harder to do. Order some new slide topper material in the same color. run the slide out about 8" then pin both ends via the slots provided. Now run the slide back in and with help unbolt the slide topper pull the two screws in the slide material at the slide rail and remove the slide topper. with help unroll the toper and remove the material install the new and it is the reverse order to install it with the exception of opening the slide. with help hold the slide tube and remove the pins you installed the material will pull tight.

if it sis only slack some when open you may think about living with that and placing something like a beach tube or ball under the topper when open to hold the material tight good luck with what ever you do. let the forum know how things turn out
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Oh yea we will be living with it. But l like the inner tube idea. Once the slide is in it's still rolls up tight, just slightly saggy on the front when out.
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