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Old 04-09-2018, 12:36 PM   #1
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low corner on awning

when we took delivery of the rv, we didn't notice that even tho the awning

worked; when extended the front corner is way low.

it sits right at face level,

is there any way to raise the extended height?

its an automatic unit

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Old 04-09-2018, 12:52 PM   #2
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when we took delivery of the rv [...]
What RV? The more you share with us, the more help you'll get. Many RV features are the same across lines; some RV features are specific to a brand or model.

On my trailer with an electic awning, the vertical connection arms of the awning can slide up and down to raise or lower the awning. This allows you to make it flat, angled, or uneven from side to side.

Yours may work the same way.

Check out 0:37 of this video to see what I'm talking about:

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Old 04-09-2018, 12:57 PM   #3
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If you have the gas lift cylinders on your awning arms, it is possible that the front one is damaged and is not supporting the front corner of the awning. Move the end of the awning up and down by hand. There should be some resistance. Start with the rear working one. If the front does not feel the same, that could be the issue. Easy fix.
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Old 04-09-2018, 01:11 PM   #5
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... and the post and signature in this thread say nothing. Again, my recommendation is probably pretty solid in any forum you visit (not just here, not just RVs): the more information you provide, the more help you will receive. If you require people to click around and investigate, you still may get help, but may not get as much. Not sure if this is really that controversial, is it?

Anyway, I didn't intend to chastise the OP, just asking what his RV is. Again, I always recommend that people put information in the actual posts. I also tried to provide some decent help by pointing him to a height adjusting video. I don't know if this is how sunseeker MHs work or not.

Good luck.
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low awning

wow, sorry it's taken soo long to reply, whew

so it is a carefree model, on my 2017 ts2390 forest river, transit.

nothing special,

I will get a picture up probly tomorrow, its stored today,

I did look here for similar posts, but wasnt satisfied that any applied to me, wolverine!

did you see one i should have noticed,

I dont read or post very often, then, even when i mean to; I'll forget to and do something else

i'll look forward to more reactions, I mean help, and I'll show a photo
thanks for now
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wow, sorry it's taken soo long to reply, whew

so it is a carefree model, on my 2017 ts2390 forest river, transit.

nothing special,

I will get a picture up probly tomorrow, its stored today,

I did look here for similar posts, but wasnt satisfied that any applied to me, wolverine!

did you see one i should have noticed,

I dont read or post very often, then, even when i mean to; I'll forget to and do something else

i'll look forward to more reactions, I mean help, and I'll show a photo
thanks for now
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Post #4 is where to start.
check you lift gas cylinders on each end to see if they are lifting the arms up to where they should be. Cold weather will make them 'sluggish' and as the air temp heats up, they will work(push out) better.

Is the front arm sliding up and down (pull and push up and down when awning is out) smoothly or binding?

Is the 'lock down' (to hold awning down at an angle) too tight and needs to be loosened?
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when we took delivery of the rv, we didn't notice that even tho the awning

worked; when extended the front corner is way low.

it sits right at face level,


is there any way to raise the extended height?

its an automatic unit

thx
See the comments I made bold/red above.

What does this mean?
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when we took delivery of the rv, we didn't notice that even tho the awning

worked; when extended the front corner is way low.

it sits right at face level,


is there any way to raise the extended height?

its an automatic unit

thx
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See the comments I made bold/red above.

What does this mean?
imo, it means that the gas cylinder is not pushing the awning arm up (when awning is fully out) and is letting the awning arm on that side drop down due to the weight on it.(when awing is fully out)
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Possibility the Large Black Plastic Nut is to tight on the front ???
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My awning has an adjustment to drop one corner in order to dump rainwater. You can drop either corner depending on what you like.
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Maybe OP is MIA ???

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well having trouble posting pix, so check them out in profile
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well having trouble posting pix, so check them out in profile
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This post gives step-by-step instructions on attaching photos to your posts.


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