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Old 07-10-2018, 01:20 PM   #1
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Door will not stay open when Awning out

I hope this is not a design mistake and just me being a new owner BUT
when I open the awning, the arms prevent my door from opening all the way and staying open...
any one else have this issue????

I have a wildwood 171RBXL
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Old 07-10-2018, 04:05 PM   #2
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Is it because your door is running into the awning fabric?

If so, this is a common issue for smaller (shorter) trailers that have the awning very close to the top of the door.

The best fix is to simply no extend your awning out 100%. Retract it until your door can open fully, and you're done! Your awning will still perform perfectly fine like this.
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Old 07-10-2018, 04:21 PM   #3
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Based on a quick google search, if you trailer looks like this...



I don't think there's much you can do. That's simply a bad design.
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Old 07-10-2018, 04:36 PM   #4
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Well, bad design or not, you'd either need to make the door shorter which won't work, raise the roof, which is a MAJOR redesign... or not have the awning fully extended.
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Old 07-10-2018, 05:28 PM   #5
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Another option you have is getting a door that opens towards the rear of the trailer instead of the front.
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Old 07-10-2018, 06:46 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone. That is a bad design damn!
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Old 07-10-2018, 06:54 PM   #7
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Is the gas cylinder stopping the door?
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:10 PM   #8
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Not a great solution, I know, but you could tie the door to the awning arm, which of course, could create another set of problems in itself.
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:37 PM   #9
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Wait... are you saying that you want the door to open a full 180 degrees? Like flat against the side of the wall?

If so, ignore everything I posted earlier. I thought this was a normal design, ours has a gas strut that holds the door to 90 degrees to prevent it running into the awning arm.
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:40 PM   #10
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My Flagstaff FW was similar in design to that. But, it had a gas strut that held the door perpendicular to the side of the trailer all the time, whether the awning was out or not.
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