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Old 05-17-2018, 05:01 PM   #1
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Awning closing issue

Does anyone have any idea how to fix my awning. I close it all of the way and the end at the front of the trailer closes nicely, however, the end at the rear closes only partially. See picture. I can push it closed with my hand but it doesn't stay. I'm wondering if there is some way to sort of reset it so that both ends close all the way.
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Old 05-17-2018, 05:46 PM   #2
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Need to open all the way and see how fabric lines up with position on camper. If it is not straight you can lube outer groove on round tube and flap awning canvas until lined up. When straight place small screws to hold. Camper side probably has screws

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Old 05-17-2018, 05:57 PM   #3
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To center the awning, here's how I do it:
- fully extend the awning until it stops extending (which is slightly over extended)
- stand on a ladder at the end of one arm
- tightly grip the fabric that's hanging down
- shove the awning tube

It'll shift a little. Run the awning in and see how it is. Repeat as necessarily and switch sides, if needed.
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Old 05-17-2018, 06:36 PM   #4
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My old trailer would slip out of position occasionally so when I got it straight I marked where it should be with a permanent marker. Easy to see if it moved before putting it back up.
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Old 05-17-2018, 06:41 PM   #5
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Once you get it centered and it stows correctly, deploy it and rivet it in place at both ends of the roller.
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