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Old 07-12-2013, 07:55 PM   #1
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New slideout awnings

I'm putting on new slideout awnings. I'm putting on Carefree Kover III. I put the small one up first and it went well, but when open, the front of the awning is taught and the rear is loose. Any suggestions on haw to get the rear taught like the front.



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Old 07-12-2013, 08:14 PM   #2
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I'm not real good with these, but when the same thing happened to us with our 2nd 5th wheel (3 Slides) there is a little lever at one end and they say its suppose to take up the slack when the lever is triped, Please forgive me, i don't remember what the brand of covers they were! Sorry, i hope i might have been of some help to you!

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Old 07-12-2013, 09:28 PM   #3
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Get up on a ladder and make sure the material is perpendicular to the roof and the roller. Sometimes when you install the material, it gets pushed to one end of the roller more than it should. In other words, if you were to stand facing the awning from the side of the motor home, the material on the roller might be more to the left or right than it is compared to where it's attached at the roof. You can usually grab it and pull it back one way or the other when the slide is extended. Bring the slide in and out a couple of times and then adjust some more if needed.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:14 PM   #4
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Thanks to both of you. I'll try that.

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