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Old 07-24-2013, 09:28 AM   #1
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Power awning trouble

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We have a 2008 Flagg Staff 831fkbss. Our awning is moving very slowly, ever requiring my husband to help push it back in. We thought it was the motor going bad, but it was suggested that it may be the gas shocks. Has anyone else had this problem? What was the fix?
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:07 AM   #2
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Not sure what power source you are using but; If your trailer is not plugged in and you are using the power from your trailer battery this will slow the retracting process.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:16 AM   #3
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If your shocks were bad the awning would allways be in the down position when in the deployed position.
Like when you would dip one end for water run off.


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Old 07-24-2013, 10:22 AM   #4
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Plugged into power. Definitely not a power problem. The awning does stay up when out so thank you for the shock reply. It must be the motor.
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Plugged into power. Definitely not a power problem. The awning does stay up when out so thank you for the shock reply. It must be the motor.
Motor is 5 years old and Is suspect to weather.
Most likely the motor is getting bad.
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DO NOT attempt to remove motor yourself unless you know what your doing.
Awning spring is under great pressure.


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Thanks, f1100 turbo! We have suspected the motor. It was an rv repair guy that suggested the shocks. Unfortunately our dealership went out of business a few years back. Have had a hard time finding a good place, near by that we like for repairs.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:47 AM   #7
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Thanks, f1100 turbo! We have suspected the motor. It was an rv repair guy that suggested the shocks. Unfortunately our dealership went out of business a few years back. Have had a hard time finding a good place, near by that we like for repairs.
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