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Old 07-09-2015, 12:24 PM   #1
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Awning resting on slide out

When we put out the awning on our Rockwood ultralite, the awning rests on the corners of the slideout. It sure looks like it won' t take long to rip the awning.

Anone else have this problem? Should the awning be adjusted so it sits higher and does not make contact with the slide?

When we picked up the unit I pointed this out and they said no problem. I will have the unit there next week and want to be sure the issue gets fixed if necessary.


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Old 07-09-2015, 12:30 PM   #2
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Old 07-09-2015, 12:35 PM   #3
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I am nowhere near the tt so cannot right now but the awning physically rests on the edge of the slideout.
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Old 07-09-2015, 03:55 PM   #4
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Is the awning at it's maximum height?
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Old 07-09-2015, 03:59 PM   #5
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you don't want the awning to have any contact with the slide corners, or anything else. It won't take long and it will be worn or cut through.
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Old 07-09-2015, 04:00 PM   #6
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Mine does the same thing on my lacrosse 329bht, I just cut a pool noodle and slipped it over the edge to giv the awning some buffer from the slideout, My best friend has a Keystone with the exact same issue and solution.
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Old 07-09-2015, 04:00 PM   #7
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I am a new owner and cannot answer that. Hopefully the dealer can adjust and raise it if needed since since this is how it was on delivery. I am just trying to be prepared in case they say its not a problem. I dont want to accept their answer if they are not giving me the right advice.
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Old 07-09-2015, 04:03 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the replies. I will push the dealer to adjust it as it should be.

Coincidentally I had thought if an adjustment would not fix it I would use a noodle.

Thanks again.
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Old 07-09-2015, 04:06 PM   #9
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johnsent, I think it's a common problem, especially when there is a slideout directly under the awning.
Here's a pic of my Lexi, slide out and awning out. Have to put the awning out before I take the slide out, out, otherwise, because of the angles involved with the awning arms it won't come out.
I have to keep that side of the awning at it's highest position (side toward the front in the pic.
Stupid way to set it up, but unless I get a shorter length for the back half of the Lexi, and a small one for the slideout, there's no other way.
Just have to be aware of the position of the awning to prevent rips.
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I saw this on a recent campout. Guy had taken some 1 inch PVC pipe and a couple of tees and fabled a length of pipe with feet, using the tees, which he added to top of slide out. His issue was the awning was developing water pockets, he ran the awning out, then the slide, then added the length of pipe to support the awning upward to hold it off the slide out and remove any pockets for water to pond in.

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