Originally Posted by FishingChiquita
Thank you - I am feeling better about it. We are calling for an appointment with the dealer today to address our issues.
Our A/C is mounted in the wall above the dinette. I am sure the awning issue is also partly due to user error, we had difficulty with it the first time we used it. It took us an embarrassing amount of time to figure out how the switch worked to retract it. When it finally retracted it retracted at a dangerous speed.
I know what you mean about the retract speed and have often called it the "Mary Poppins Flight" because I would end up on my tiptoes suddenly with my hand holding onto the strap for dear life.
I am a short gal (5'2) & camp solo so I had to figure out a way to do the awning by myself. After getting a rope burn I started wearing work gloves in case the strap starts moving through my hand. Using the awning rod will prevent the rope burn but I need to hold onto the strap tightly with my hand as I move the lever to the roll up position. The awing will start to roll but I keep pressure on it while I move the strap back to the center position. Using the rod in the loop of the strap I then control the speed the awning rolls up. Controlling the speed with the rod
will help prevent the awning from slamming against the trailer.
Sounds like you have a second person to help so this task will be easier than my method. The person holding the strap should find using the rod easier to control the speed.
Great choice for "Living within my means" and camping for one...
2011 Salem Cruise Lite 20RBXL & 2011 Toyota Tundra Dbl Cab
Camping History: 45 Trips / 133 Nights / 3736 Miles
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