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Old 01-30-2013, 08:28 PM   #1
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ManualOperation of Power Awning

I have a 2012 Palomino Sabre 32RCTS with a Dometic power awning (model 9100 I think). I don't have an instruction manual and am wondering what the knurled knobs on the rafters are for after the awning is extended. I think they are to pitch the awning if needed. Do these knobs need to be tightened (even if I don't pitch the awning) when extending or retracting it or are they to be loose? Also, what's the procedure to retract the awning in case of a power failure?
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:41 PM   #2
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:09 AM   #3
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Ahhh, were is the pull strap that is supposedly provided. The pull strap is what you hold onto to slowly let the awning roll back up. Is the strap stored/hidden in the inside leading edge of the awning? Never looked for it myself obviously.
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Ahhh, were is the pull strap that is supposedly provided. The pull strap is what you hold onto to slowly let the awning roll back up. Is the strap stored/hidden in the inside leading edge of the awning? Never looked for it myself obviously.
Mine was missing too.

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Mine was and still is missing.

Hope I don't need it ever!


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Old 01-31-2013, 08:58 AM   #6
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Mine was and still is missing.

Hope I don't need it ever!


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There are many ways to cobble one up if you need to.
Obviously having one designed to do the job is preferred.


Awning tapes and a string, if nothing else.
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There are many ways to cobble one up if you need to.
Obviously having one designed to do the job is preferred.


Awning tapes and a string, if nothing else.
Yeah I suppose I should be more prepared on this deal .
I'll run over to the rv place today.....
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Way better than taking it off and storing it inside.
Make sure you have the tools to do that...
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I read it and I'm wondering two things: 1) How often do these awnings fail? 2) Why does a "qualified service technician" need to be involved after the fact? If the awning had to be manually retracted because of a power loss (let's say I am boondocking and someone stole my battery), why does it now have to go in to be serviced?

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I read it and I'm wondering two things: 1) How often do these awnings fail? 2) Why does a "qualified service technician" need to be involved after the fact? If the awning had to be manually retracted because of a power loss (let's say I am boondocking and someone stole my battery), why does it now have to go in to be serviced?

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There is a humongous spring in there to unload the motor. If you remove the screws to change the motor and don't know what you are doing (or even that the spring is there) you can lose fingers.

I think there are a couple (not many) awning threads involving failures here.
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