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Old 05-15-2020, 06:05 PM   #1
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I picked up a used A&E Dometic awning and want to install it on my 1999 Sandpiper. From all the YouTube videos I have checked out, they all say to count the number of turns when removing the tension to know how many turns to wind it when I install it. Unfortunately since there is zero tension, I am not sure how many turns to do before I go to install it. Any suggestion would be appreciated.
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Old 05-15-2020, 06:45 PM   #2
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I helped replace an awning fabric about 4 yrs ago. As I recall, it was about 11 turns. The voice of experience says make sure to wind the tension in the correct direction. I think the direction is labeled on the end caps.



If the awning is rolled up now, as far as I know, unrolling it will put tension on it.
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I helped replace an awning fabric about 4 yrs ago. As I recall, it was about 11 turns. The voice of experience says make sure to wind the tension in the correct direction. I think the direction is labeled on the end caps.



If the awning is rolled up now, as far as I know, unrolling it will put tension on it.
You are correct but you want tension on it when it is rolled up also. The number of turns will depend on the length of the awning plus 6 more turns.

Remember, on a manual awning each end has a spring that winds in opposite directions. An electric awning has only one spring at the end opposite of the motor.
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I picked up a used A&E Dometic awning and want to install it on my 1999 Sandpiper. From all the YouTube videos I have checked out, they all say to count the number of turns when removing the tension to know how many turns to wind it when I install it. Unfortunately since there is zero tension, I am not sure how many turns to do before I go to install it. Any suggestion would be appreciated.
Here's a document that will help you in getting the tension right. See TORSION ASSEMBLY TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS on page #6.
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Solution found - Thanks All

I will just give it 6 turns before installing it.

Thank You Everyone!!!
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