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Old 07-21-2016, 06:54 PM   #1
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Being a newbie with an electric awning... Do you extend and retract it with the wheels tight or loose? (Sounded much better with the wheels being loose.) Tks!
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Loose, you only tighten to pitch the awning once extended.
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Old 07-24-2016, 05:46 PM   #3
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Loose. They will tell you you can raise and lower the awning with them tight but it puts a lot of stress on the motor and is not worth the risk. Put that on your check list to ensure the nuts are loose. You won't regret it.
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Welcome to the forum. Lose when extending and then tighten after its out and make sure to put one side lower tha other just in case you get a slight rain. Enjoy Later RJD
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I leave mine loose all the time, even when deployed. I use the awning poles to set the tilt.
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I leave mine loose all the time, even when deployed. I use the awning poles to set the tilt.
X2....use OC's awning poles and turbs brackets with tie downs to set the tilt. Always leave th knobs loose do don't forget about them.
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Not trying to hijack the thread, but being another newb, I was wondering what knobs/nuts we're talking about? I don't see anything like that on mine. Can someone post a pic? Mine's a Solera.

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Not trying to hijack the thread, but being another newb, I was wondering what knobs/nuts we're talking about? I don't see anything like that on mine. Can someone post a pic? Mine's a Solera.

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Not trying to hijack the thread, but being another newb, I was wondering what knobs/nuts we're talking about? I don't see anything like that on mine. Can someone post a pic? Mine's a Solera.

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Do you have a power or manual awning?
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Do you have a power or manual awning?
It's power, and it doesn't have the same config as crunchman's pic.

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