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Old 02-29-2012, 04:28 PM   #1
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no cranky awning.

well here we are again! reinstalled otd awning a couple of days ago after a f1 dust devil removed it. got all in and tested. worked just fine. yesterday went to pull in because of high wind warnings. you guessed right,will not retract. the canvas tries to pull it but the arms will not move. any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. just when you think your done. ha ha.
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:34 PM   #2
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If it's motorized the motor winds it in and the spring loaded pistons push it out. Have you tried oiling the piston and put some silicone on the two rubber wheels on each side that rolls up the track.

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Old 03-03-2012, 01:12 PM   #3
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Is the wind under it creating pressure? Happened to me once at the ocean. I had to tie it down to my car front and back waiting for the wind to die down for two days. Finally I got a few guys to hold onto two end straps I had put on as tiedowns, started the M/H motor and slowly turned the M/H around 180 degrees away from the wind, while they held onto the tiedowns and walked it. Looked like they were walking a giant dog. It worked, there was no wind pressure under the awning and it closed right up.
Just a thought that worked for me.
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