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Old 08-19-2013, 12:51 PM   #1
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Dometic Awning

My Dometic awning bottom right right arm does not close completely on to the side of the MH, when I close the awning. I have to push it side ways a little bit then it falls into place against the MH body. Is there an easy way to adjust this arm at the bottom?


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Old 08-19-2013, 01:08 PM   #2
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From what I have read, this is sympomatic of the awning fabric not being straight. Check for any slight misalignment of the fabric. If it has a screw stopper, take the screw out, pull the fabric to straighten it, and reinstall the screw in a new hole. My old MH has done this for a long time and I have to adjust it from time to time.

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Old 08-19-2013, 05:01 PM   #3
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Had the same problem,left side would not close properly.....they replaced the fabric under warranty. It was OK then.
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Like Retired and Happy said, the fabric is a little off center. After a good storm or steady wind, the fabric may slide either on the roller or the awning rail. I used to get up on a short ladder, push the tube up a bit to take the load off then slide the fabric left or right an inch or so.
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Thanks to everyone for your replies. I will try adjusting the fabric.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:12 PM   #6
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It doesn't take much to move the arms. Work the awning fabric in small increments.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:53 PM   #7
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See this thread from yesterday ....

Awning issues

Worked for me

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