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Old 10-02-2013, 06:32 PM   #1
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awning hard to roll up

my 1998 carrie-lite has its origioinial awning. the fabric is in very good shape with just a few pin holes. it rolls down good but it is hard to roll up and it will not roll up on its own. once you flip the switch you have to turn the tube and push on the arms to get it to roll up. it is a 22' awning that has the center awning support. once you get it all the way up you have to take a broom handle and push the center of the awning up over the center support. it is a carefree awning.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:41 PM   #2
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Sounds like the springs have weakened over time. Likely one in each end.
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thanks. can they be re-tightened or do you have to buy new ones.
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New ones were what I did. If there is any tightening that can be done, it would likwly be short lived improvement.
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If they have just stretched out, might as well put new ones in.
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Not a repair for the inexperienced--lots of tension in the springs. Best to have a shop do it.
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Try lubing all the joints first-includes spring-mine was slow and it fixed the problem-good luck.
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