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Old 11-07-2013, 03:43 PM   #1
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Red face Awning problems

I just brought home our Solaire 269BDSK Eclipse. It has a "Carefree" awning with LEDs. When I try to extend the awning out while the slideout is extended, there appears to be interference on top of the slideout.

What am I doing wrong, or what am I missing?


Also....the dinette table is mounted on the standard 2 stainless or aluminum posts that are centered under the table. This setup has no anchoring or clips on the wall to stabilize it and it is so wobbly you can't even use it. I'm not a happy camper.
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:45 PM   #2
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Need some pictures.
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:54 PM   #3
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Wow! Just looked up that model and it looks very nice. Enjoy.

I'd I'm looking right, there is a kitchen slide that is under the main awning. Maybe "help" the awning stay up, until it is extended out past the slide, then gently let it settle back down and adjust as needed?
Like OC said, probably need some pictures on this one.
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:00 PM   #4
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That was a brain fart I guess.....It appeared that it would be a problem, but I kept extending it and it just brushed the top of the slide and extended. After rolling it in and out a few times the fabric has tightened and doesn't rub


The table issue however, looks like pi$$ poor planning. Not sure what to do with that.
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One possible solution is to either leave the slideout in until the awning is deployed or partially retract the slide. Either way, I would put one of these on each corner of the slide.
Camco Awning Rollers - 509423, Awnings at Sportsman's Guide
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:04 PM   #6
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One possible solution is to either leave the slideout in until the awning is deployed or partially retract the slide. Either way, I would put one of these on each corner of the slide.
Camco Awning Rollers - 509423, Awnings at Sportsman's Guide
Just looked at those rollers. Looks like great advice. Thanks
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Just looked at those rollers. Looks like great advice. Thanks
For less than $10 and a few minutes work, they might save you from holes being punched in the awning.
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For less than $10 and a few minutes work, they might save you from holes being punched in the awning.
Definitely agree...that's a done deal Thanks!
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Definitely agree...that's a done deal Thanks!
BTW, beautiful camper! Love the color.
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As for the table- I've never liked the ones with only 2 support legs. Friends of ours has that and I've never been crazy about it.

Our table has 3 poles in a triangle shape and it does pretty good. Still gets tippy if someone pushes down on a single corner.
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