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Old 07-11-2011, 01:43 PM   #1
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Awning rolls up katywampus

I gues this is the right place for this one.

When we close our awning, though the fabric seems to roll up pretty straight, the arms end up off to the side enough that it hangs just before it is all the way rolled up. From the wear on the arms, it appears that this has been the case for some time. It finally got bad enough that it isn't closing all of the way.

I think I can make it close if I push it to one side as my wife rolls it up, but I'd like to fix it. Anybody have an idea as to how to fix this?

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Old 07-11-2011, 05:38 PM   #2
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I had the same problem a month ago. After the wind caught the awning. I simply opened the awning all the way and then gave a good push on one the end of the awning tube. Awning works perfectly now.

I also had to retension the spring on one end. Did it this way: http://www.ehow.com/how_5899133_adju...ng-spring.html.
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:08 PM   #3
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My awning does the same thing. I too just give it a small push on one end to make the brackets line up properly. The cause is the awning fabric is not screwed in place in the fabric rail on the side of the RV. This allows the fabric to move in the mounting rail when wind moves it, it's supposed to have a screw in each end to prevent movement
If yours has a screw in each end of the fabric, you might have to remove them, reposition the fabric, then re-install the screws.
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The fabric shifting is the cause, as has been stated but it can also shift on the tube side.
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It took me a while to figure out that I was not getting the pull strap in the center of the tube before I rolled it up and that was causing the arms to hang up before it was all the way up. The fabric was shifting to one side in the tube.
I put a mark on the tube so I know where to position the strap when I roll it up and don't have the problem any longer.
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