Originally Posted by RV Doc
What kind of awning? Power, or manual?
I hope the OP doesn't see this as a hijacking of his thread.
In my case it is a manual awning. The connection point where the roller meets the arms (excuse the lack of known part names!?!) have been a bit sloppy since we got the trailer, which has made it a bit stiff to get the awning to fully retract. We got caught offguard by a windstorm in the middle of the night and sleepily retracted the awning but without getting it fully retracted. A few days later we drove it like that at 60-65mph for ~150 miles
. Noticed it after we stopped, but the damage was done
. The outer arm doesn't line up with the inner arm unless I force it to, which requires a LOT of effort. It is off by ~ 1 or 2 degrees from the connection point at the bottom, so ~.5" to 1" off at the top.
Haven't taken any pictures of it yet and it's dark outside now but, if it helps, I can get some pictures to post tomorrow. I'm hoping it's a simple adjustment as was alluded to by 450Donn, but would like a more descriptive reply to help me know how to make the adjustment without making it worse, since I'd like to do the repair myself, if possible.
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