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Old 04-15-2015, 06:15 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by olwalker View Post
Crunchman - I think you are right! I just looked at the picture and noticed that too. And it does feel like the awning rails stick when open and close! Wow

What do I need to do to fix/address that? Thank you!!!

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What you need to do is this. ( I might miss a step so others will chime in.)
It appears your awning is creeping towards the front..

1) With the manual awning it is easier to get to, you have to unlock the awning and pull it open to the position before you "raise the arms" to full up/open position.

2) What you are trying to do is pull the awning fabric in the opposite direction of the awning creep. (your case would be to pull it to the left or rear of the camper).

3) With the help of a friend/wife/ kid..
Have your helper lift the awning tube an inch or so to relieve some of the tension off of the fabric. While your helper is lifting the awning tube, you need to pull the fabric to the left or rear of the camper. Most of the awnings have a plastic rod in the awning fabric track that keeps the fabric from moving. You might need to try to push or pull that to the left a 1/2" or so. (mine moved when i pulled the fabric.)
You will want to move the fabric in very small increments (1/8" at a time)

4) With each re-positioning of the fabric, retract the awning to see if the fabric rolls straight. (each fabric roll should be in line with the roll under it.)
Once the fabric is straight on the tube, your binding should go away. (unless your awning arms are bent / tweaked) but that is a different fix.
It is very easy to fix the fabric and should take under 15 minutes.
Good luck, let us know if it helped.

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