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Old 09-21-2015, 08:08 AM   #1
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Should my awning be in further?

We went out in our unit for the first time this weekend.. When packing up i noticed our awning wasnt snug against the camper.. Maybe its in all the way but it just seems it should go in further... We cant get it past this point are we doing something wrong?? Or is this how it is?? This is a 195bh unit and there is a pole you hook on and turn to open and shut the awning. Click image for larger version

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Old 09-21-2015, 08:12 AM   #2
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Fairly common.
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Old 09-21-2015, 08:14 AM   #3
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Does it seem like your awning arms are just a little off to the right or left of center?
If so your fabric has slid just a little bit in the roller tube one way or the other and caused it to roll up a little crooked.



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Old 09-21-2015, 10:44 AM   #4
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On mine, the front arm (where the motor is) stays about 1/2" from what I'd consider totally retracted. However, I think that's OK because it means the spring tension has fully retracted the rear, unpowered end while the motor keeps the front end pretty well locked. Initially I looked for travel locks like the manual awning on my old TT but then came to the conclusion that power awnings don't have them.
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Old 09-21-2015, 10:51 AM   #5
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I would check the joints of your awning arms, something could be preventing them from closing completely, .......wires, junk, ect.
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We had the same problem which got worse with use. Dealer replaced awning, under warranty, because they said one side of canvas was 3/4" longer than the other. I thought it just needed adjustment. I got a new awning so my problem is solved. Report the problem to your dealer now and if it gets worse, continue to report the problem to the dealer and FR. Good luck.
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I agree with Probwrm19. Mine is nice and snug with wall.
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Old 09-21-2015, 01:59 PM   #8
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We had the same problem which got worse with use. Dealer replaced awning, under warranty, because they said one side of canvas was 3/4" longer than the other. I thought it just needed adjustment. I got a new awning so my problem is solved. Report the problem to your dealer now and if it gets worse, continue to report the problem to the dealer and FR. Good luck.
We had the same problem. Dealer said the awning was 1/2" to 3/4" 'out of square'. They replaced the whole thing and still have the same problem.
Just another reason Forest River is on my list of do not buy again. Too many warranty issues that ended up no better off than before.
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Old 09-21-2015, 02:45 PM   #9
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We went out in our unit for the first time this weekend.. When packing up i noticed our awning wasnt snug against the camper.. Maybe its in all the way but it just seems it should go in further... We cant get it past this point are we doing something wrong?? Or is this how it is?? This is a 195bh unit and there is a pole you hook on and turn to open and shut the awning. Attachment 89422
We have the same model and awning and ours fit similar to yours. The reel doesn't allow the roll to fit snug to the wall leaving a gap. As long as the support structure is snug, I wouldn't worry too much.
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Old 09-21-2015, 07:22 PM   #10
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How is the awning a forrest river problem. They don't make them. They are provided by an outside contractor. same as Water heated, fridge, water pump, ETC.
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