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Old 07-13-2017, 08:02 AM   #1
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Awning Tilt won't stay down

Hi,

I have a Heritage Glen 312qbud. If I have my awning out then I pull down on the arm to tilt it (in case of rain), it slowly creeps back up and then I have water sitting on top of my awning.

Not sure how that can be fixed. Is there anything I need tightened?

Thanks
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Old 07-13-2017, 06:02 PM   #2
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I've found you gotta turn the hold down knob tighter than you think. If you don't have the knob, then the hydraulic strut is leaking
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Yeah, I don't have the knob. How do you fix the hydraulic strut?
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Old 07-13-2017, 06:20 PM   #4
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...then the hydraulic strut is leaking
Not if it is creeping up, the strut is doing it's job.

Find something to tie the end down against, like a pole and tie the awning down to the ground with a dirt screw.
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Ok, thanks!
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Old 07-13-2017, 06:26 PM   #6
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I don't know much about your particular model.
But if you have the electric awning with the struts, then it is designed to "dump" the rain when there is so much weight on it.
That is how mine is.
I CAN tighten it down tilt, but my struts are supposed to "let loose" on one side when there is so much weight from water on them.
Personally, I have never left my awning out long enough to actually do it when it is raining, but according to the book, that is how they are supposed to work.
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Thanks for the response!
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I've never seen one of the other campers in our seasonal spot, who have them set to tilt, and who do not tie them down ever creep up. They stay there. The rain runs off. Just like a car hatchback. If it slowly lowers the strut is leaking. No arguments here. Just tie it down. I usually drop the awning and tie it too.
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Old 07-13-2017, 07:08 PM   #9
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I always wonder if I should tie it. What happens if a good gust of wind hits it? Don't want it to snap in any way.
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Old 07-13-2017, 07:34 PM   #10
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If it's not TOO windy I always tie it down. The cottage awning in the up is basically useless. It's too high and horizontal. I drop it, tie it and it's good piece of mind. But if it's flapping a bit when it's tied down, it comes in. To me too much stress on the arms. I literally had a awning upright support pop out of the sidewall in a gust of wind. On another trailer.
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Yeah, I always keep an eye on the wind. Don't want to lose an awning that's for sure.
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Last week we got a quick down pour with almost no wind. I left the awning down and it dipped on the front for the rain to run off and stayed down. Push retract and it straightens itself out in less than a foot.
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Old 07-15-2017, 08:00 AM   #13
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Like OldCoot said !!!
Search Awning Poles & Tiedowns !!!
Also I think there is a tie down kit,,, called Happy Hook ???
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Hi,

I have a Heritage Glen 312qbud. If I have my awning out then I pull down on the arm to tilt it (in case of rain), it slowly creeps back up and then I have water sitting on top of my awning.

Not sure how that can be fixed. Is there anything I need tightened?

Thanks
First there are different "MFG/Types" of awning,before Members can help you they need to know what you have,a Pic of awning or Model/part#! Otherwise we are just Guessing! Like stated above "Support Poles and Tie downs" are a Fixed solution for these type of Elect awning in regards to "Keep it where you want it"! Youroo!!
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