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Old 08-18-2018, 02:00 PM   #1
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Awning Polycord Help

Noticed on last couple of outings the polycord creeping out of the awning. Tried forcing it back in with pliers but that doesn't work. Any suggestions appreciated please?
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Old 08-18-2018, 06:51 PM   #2
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Did you take all the tension off the fabric when you tried to push the rod back in?
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Old 08-18-2018, 07:09 PM   #3
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Yea, lift roller a little and relieve tension on fabric. Makes it easier to put back in.
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Did you take all the tension off the fabric when you tried to push the rod back in?
No, just extended it all the way out and lifted up a little so not as taute. I didn't want to screw something up I couldn't get back together.
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Yea, lift roller a little and relieve tension on fabric. Makes it easier to put back in.
Might be too much out. It's out about 5 inches.
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Old 08-20-2018, 12:27 PM   #6
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Is the other end drawn into the loop the same amount as the protruding end is sticking out?

If all else fails, you could buy new rod and stick it in the other end as you're pulling the old one out. But really if you lift the tube up and get the tension off the fabric it should push back in the channel.
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Is the other end drawn into the loop the same amount as the protruding end is sticking out?

If all else fails, you could buy new rod and stick it in the other end as you're pulling the old one out. But really if you lift the tube up and get the tension off the fabric it should push back in the channel.
I'll see if I can push anything similar into the opposite end. If I can't get the end sticking to go back in, maybe I can cut it off and stick the cut off piece in the other end. I have sent an email to Lippert asking what might be done to keep this from happening again. BTW, I have a friend with a fifth wheel and one of his awnings is doing the same thing. Might be pretty common.
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Old 08-20-2018, 01:01 PM   #8
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Spray some windex on it when you try to push it back in. Is should helf reduce the friction and make is slide easier.
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They normally have a screw in one or both ends to keep it from sliding out.
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Thanks, I'll give that a try.
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