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Old 04-15-2016, 08:54 AM   #15
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Looking back, it makes one wonder if the RV was parked where it was for a reason.

This was my exact thought when I opened this thread yesterday (before any replies). I didn't want to upset the lady OP, and say it.

However,......this should be relatively easy to correct. Any machine shop can fab an aluminum rail, that will be cut at the correct angle to position the awning case perpendicular to the ground (or any angle desired). Basically a giant "shim". Mounting the "shim" to the body with anchors (or even drill through) is possible, as long as the drilled holes are properly siliconed.
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Old 04-15-2016, 11:46 AM   #16
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This is how it looks now. Better??? I wouldn't say it was exactly how it should be, but we never had one before on our Aliner so I guess we can live with it. DH does not want to take off, afraid that it will be a "hornets nest". Unsure as to how it is mounted to the side, he is afraid that it is not mounted on to anything substantial. He wants to attach tie downs to it that go into he ground. Any thoughts on that idea? Has anyone out there removed one before?
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I would think it would need more tilt away from the vehicle then that. I don't think it will shed water properly without more on an angle.
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This was my exact thought when I opened this thread yesterday (before any replies). I didn't want to upset the lady OP, and say it.

However,......this should be relatively easy to correct. Any machine shop can fab an aluminum rail, that will be cut at the correct angle to position the awning case perpendicular to the ground (or any angle desired). Basically a giant "shim". Mounting the "shim" to the body with anchors (or even drill through) is possible, as long as the drilled holes are properly siliconed.
Sorry, I didn't see this post before I had posted my new pic. (Crazy day today here in farm country). What does OP stand for?

My husband is a jack of all trades. Welder/mechanic etc. He does not always have faith in others workmanship. He is very picky. That's why I made the comment about the "Hornets Nest". How things were done originally. According to "Dometic" this awning should never have been on here in the first place, at least not at an angle.

I unfortunately do not completely understand your idea, but he may, once I can corral him back in?
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People have been mounting awnings on vans for decades using angled brackets to orient them in the correct position. Using tie-downs to pull the awning down into the desired position will almost certainly cause damage to the awning, van, or both. I'm sure that Dometic will tell you that there should be no tension on the awning in any direction, and that you should adjust the mounting position to achieve the desired downward angle when the awning is extended.


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It all comes back to the dealer... THEY NEED TO MAKE IT RIGHT! You surely have at least a 30 day warranty.
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I would remove the awning entirely and fabricate brackets using the original mounting holes to make it vertical. Just an aside, I had a motor home much like this and it didn't have an awning which I thought was a "must have". Spent the money and had them install it (with brackets to make it work right). But, I found out that the awning was so small, and mounted so high, that it really wasn't that much use. I think I used it twice in the four years I owned the Telstar. Maybe don't even worry about it until you see how much need for it shows up? jmo mark
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We added a sun screen to our awning, similar to the one pictured. We also used bungee cords to secure it out from the awning. If DH doesn't want to re-position your awning this idea may prove beneficial.

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Sorry, I didn't see this post before I had posted my new pic. (Crazy day today here in farm country). What does OP stand for?

My husband is a jack of all trades. Welder/mechanic etc. He does not always have faith in others workmanship. He is very picky. That's why I made the comment about the "Hornets Nest". How things were done originally. According to "Dometic" this awning should never have been on here in the first place, at least not at an angle.

I unfortunately do not completely understand your idea, but he may, once I can corral him back in?
"OP" is the "Internet speak" for "original poster".

If in your situation, I'd do exactly as I described in my post. If your DH is "jack of all trades", I'm sure he will understand what "shimming the awning to correct the angle" means (brackets, or better yet, "shim rail" that would run the whole length of the awning). This "shim" can be painted in the correct body color, and one would never know it was there.

Good luck to you from Minnesotan in "exile" in CA.
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Looks like it shades the bicycle but no, that is not right. I wonder how the heck it can even do that. The awning should angle down.
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