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Old 05-15-2018, 08:47 PM   #1
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Awning disaster!

So as new owners of the 23ikss who knew that the exterior door had to be fully closed before retracting the awning! Needless to say the door caught in the lower retracting arm and crumpled the arm. Thank goodness there was no damage to the actual door.
Silly mistake, but would have thought that the door would be designed so as to not get caught. Anyone else had this happen or are we just foolish newbees?!
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Old 05-15-2018, 08:50 PM   #2
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Different camper, different situation but I just mashed a decorative piece on my awning on a ladder I had propped up.
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Old 05-15-2018, 09:18 PM   #3
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My grey wolf needed the door closed or it would crunch into the awning.
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Old 05-15-2018, 09:25 PM   #4
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The dealer should have made you aware of this, during the PDI. Should have demonstrated the proper way of deploying the awning.

Another example of a lousy PDI from a dealer.
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Old 05-15-2018, 09:36 PM   #5
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I snapped an awning support arm off the RV wall mount when I closed the awning with the door hand rail folded the wrong way. Lots of oops moments in this business.
I was surprised at how strong the little motor and awning were. Seems the awning would have ripped away first. Stuff stuff. Lol
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Old 05-15-2018, 10:35 PM   #6
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I think we covered it in our pdi - but I've almost done it more than a few times. And we don't use our awning often!
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:13 AM   #7
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Any way to adjust the door? Our 23IKSS (2015) does not have this issue (although the open door is very close to the awning arm).
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:36 AM   #8
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Only one season under my belt, but I seem to remember closing the awning while standing in the open doorway watching it close after I pushed the button.

I even remember getting wet one time after closing the awning during an initial rain as the roller came over my head.

I will check it out again this week and include pictures. Maybe the design has been altered.

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Old 05-16-2018, 08:37 AM   #9
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So as new owners of the 23ikss who knew that the exterior door had to be fully closed before retracting the awning! Needless to say the door caught in the lower retracting arm and crumpled the arm. Thank goodness there was no damage to the actual door.
Silly mistake, but would have thought that the door would be designed so as to not get caught. Anyone else had this happen or are we just foolish newbees?!
Now that you've pointed it out, I'll keep an eye on mine. I already ran a tree limb along my awning while backing up for the first time - we'll see if it went through the fabric when i open it up in a couple weeks.
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:42 AM   #10
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Omg you just cannot engineer out every possible thing that might happen. Own your mistake and move on.
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