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Old 02-01-2010, 02:25 PM   #1
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Adjusting Awning Cover of a Slide Out

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I've gotten so many answers here I thought I would try this one too. I have a fleetwood with 3 slides. One of them "living room driver side" seems to always have water run in the cabin (excessively) when I bring it in to drive the RV. I took a look at all three and on this one the overhead awning that rolls out with the slide to protect it from rain seems to be shifted to one side and leaves the other side somewhat exposed. The other two slides fit perfectly and I have never seen water come in when those are retracted. See the pics attached. Is this a simple fix I could do in adjusting the awnings position left to right? Or do I need to take it to a pro? The less time I spend in the shop the more I like it. And I am finding that I actually enjoy the DIY handy man aspects of RV'ing.
Thanks, any help is always greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-01-2010, 04:14 PM   #2
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Both the rail/channel on the MH itself and the roller on the slideout have set screws holding them in place both fore and aft. They can be adjusted. If you undo the set screws on the rail/channel on both sides that keep the material from moving in the channel and do the same on the bars you see below the slide topper roller on the slideout, you can tap it in either direction.

You do have to be careful to not get them out of alignment and have the material roll up crooked.
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Old 02-01-2010, 04:49 PM   #3
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Thank you Jim. Much appreciated.
I'll let you know how it turns out.
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Shouldn't the slide be in to take some of the tension off ??
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That makes a lot of sense Stearn. Also would make alignment easier and more precise too. Thanks
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Shouldn't the slide be in to take some of the tension off ??
There will still be tension. What was left unsaid was to put out the slide then continue to unroll the material by hand and pin it with a large nail/small screwdriver......... There should be holes in both ends of the roller that when aligned with holes in the fixed portion can be "pinned".
The adjustment process will be much easier w/o the slide in the way and zero tension.
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I think that makes sense H. I'm trying to picture the "pin" portion but I think it means, when I un-attach the canvas awning from the rig, I roll it in by hand and right at the end there should be holes in the canvas where it is normally attached... put a small screwdriver or large nail in each hole to stop the spring roller from continuing to roll in on itself... then I make the left to right adjustment on the outer edge of the slide out and then slide the slide out in and when close to the rig re-attach the canvas at that point and it should be aligned well. Long winded but do I get it?
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